to the British and shipped to America…
So wrote an unnamed American scribe in a profile of Alvo von Alvensleben, appearing in Deeds of Heroism and Bravery, in 1920. As predicted, more than eighty years later, stories of Alvensleben’s “meteoric” life and times continue to be told. But this German emigre’s highrolling reputation reached well beyond the pioneer port. Alvensleben spread German money around, investing on Vancouver Island and northern BC, as well as Alberta and Washington State.
language in Canada is voluntary and largely dependent on labour market incentives. Which system of second language acquisition — the statist German system or the laissez faire Canadian model — provides the best milieu for immigrant second language acquisition? This paper makes a comparative review of Canadian and German legal and educational programs to answer this question.
in Saskatoon during the Second World War