Peace be upon you I need your Help in translation. I will be very grateful if you can Help me.
Translate the underlined material in the following two excerpts by first relying on the dictionary then on the context:
Programmes to teach heritage languages to ethnic youngsters in upper elementary or high schools are all quite laudable , but if it is merely a question of trying to reinforce or replant first language competence already lost for all practical purposes , then this is rather like shutting he stable door when the horse has bolted
Canada has chosen to entrench its dual cultural heritage in its institutions and , as a result , official Translation has taken firm root