What is Bilingualism?

Bilingualism means that there is more than one official language for example Canada has English as a fist language and French as a second language.

An individual can be bilingual by having some degree of fluency in two languages. People can be fluent or nearly so in the standard spoken form of a language while having less skill in reading or writing it. The kind of fluency here does not necessarily involve knowledge and ease of use of the many specialized vocabularies that any language has that deal with medical, scientific and other fields.