French

French Accept their Feminine Side

French heroine, Joan of Arc The use of the feminine form of job titles has finally been accepted by members of the Académie Française,...

French Genders Get Political

The French prime minister, Édouard Philippe, has banned “inclusive writing” in official texts, clamping down on attempts to make the French language more female-friendly. Moves to end the linguistic dominance of the masculine over the...

Louisiana Joins La Francophonie

The state of Louisiana is now a member of the International Organization of La Francophonie (IOF). Its application as an observer member was accepted on October 11 by the organization’s member states at their...

Russia Launches French TV

Russian state broadcaster RT is launching a French-language channel, months after being accused of spreading “deceitful propaganda” by French president Emmanuel Macron. RT already has...

The New French Resistance

President Macron Announces Plan to Promote French worldwide and labels French teachers 'heroes' France’s President Emmanuel Macron, whose mastery and use of English...

Macron Sees Bright Future for French

  French president Emmanuel Macron said his native tongue would “be the first language of Africa” and “perhaps of the world.” Speaking to students in Burkina...

France Welcomes Community College Students

In another move to promote relations between these old allies, the Cultural and Scientific Services of the French Embassy in Washington launched a...

French in ‘Mortal Danger’ of Gender Neutrality

The Académie Française, the world’s authority on the French language, has issued a bleak warning against “inclusive writing” which promotes the use of gender-neutral words, claiming that: “The multiplication of the orthographic and syntactic...

French President Launches New Bilingual Fund

French president Emmanuel Macron personally launched a new fund to support French-English bilingual programs in the U.S. on September 20 during his trip to...

French Promotion in the U.S.

President to Announce New Fund for Bilingual Programs French President...