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Quebec French Tests Challenged

Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration, Diversity, and Inclusiveness has been accused of using French test results as an excuse to violate the constitutional rights of more than 500 international students. Fo Niemi, director of the Montreal-based Centre for Research Action on Race Relations (CRARR), claimed most of the students whose French skills are being questioned come from China, India, or the...

Why French?

Kathy Stein-Smith explains why demand is growing for French the world over. There is one skill that is being learned around the world, with enrollments growing by 50% in Asia and Africa, while in the U.S. programs are being reduced and even eliminated. This highly sought-after global skill is not social media, data analytics, or coding; it is learning French....

Russia to Broadcast New RT Channel in France

Russia’s international network RT will be broadcasting in French next year, the Moscow Times reported. RT—a television network funded by the Russian government—has frequently been called a propaganda outlet for the Russian government, and has been accused of spreading misleading information and content.The Russian government allotted 18.74 billion rubles in its 2017 budget to create the French-language channel. The...

Korea Expands French Programs for Olympics

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French is predicted to be the most spoken world language by 2050 and in accordance with this, the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) has widened its reach to Seoul, South Korea. The OIF in Korea consists of a network of diplomats from Tokyo, Hanoi, Bangkok, and Jakarta and will promote French cultural events, conferences, business partnerships, and annual meetings. “We...

Total Satisfaction Achieved at Accent Français

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Accent Français is proud to announce that, since the beginning of the year, 100% of their students recommend them. When asked to fill in a survey to get feedback on all aspects of their stay, 100% of the students since January 2014, said they would recommend Accent Français. Presale Accent Français attributes its success to pre-sales: they answer all enquiries within two...

A Country of Many Canadas

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Learning French in Canada has never been easier, and the quality has never been betterIt’s not surprising that close to 200,000 students come to study in Canada every year, and that number looks set to double over the next few years. Canada’s quality of life has been ranked in the top three for seven years in the UN Quality...

French Cinema on Demand

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TV5MONDE USA has launched the first video-on-demand (VOD) cable platform devoted entirely to French-language films in twelve major markets on Comcast systems around the U.S. It will be available to Comcast customers who are subscribers of the TV5MONDE USA linear channel. An average of 15 movies will be offered each month. The service will offer some of the biggest titles...

French Heritage Conference, New York, Nov. 5

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The French Heritage Language Program is proud to host its first conference to date, co-organized in partnership with The Cultural Services of The French Embassy, The National Heritage Language Resource Center, Le Lycée Français de New York and The Center for Applied Linguistics.Gathering renowned research specialists in the fields of bilingual education and Heritage Languages, lending a voice to...

Collège Saint-Charles Garnier Language Program

Collège Saint-Charles Garnier, located in Québec City, Canada, is a private co-educational secondary school. Founded by the Jesuits in 1635, it is the oldest French speaking teaching establishment in North America. Our educational plan and the diverse programs which we offer show that our vision, while taking its roots in a solid tradition, is yet one turned towards the...

The State of French in 2010

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French is spoken by more people than ever 220 million worldwide, 20 million more than in 2007, according to a new report launched by the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) at its summit in Montreux, Switzerland, this month. With 96.2 million Africans speaking French at the moment, the OIF believes that rising rates of literacy and birth rates mean...