Rivière-du-Loup The 100% French-speaking community of Rivière-du-Loup is located on the south shore of the St-Lawrence River, some 200 km east of Québec City, in the heart of the beautiful Lower St-Lawrence region.  Rivière-du-Loup has been a popular vacation area for more than a century with its spectacular natural environment and a perfect balance between the ocean and the countryside. In...

Schools In Paris Travel for Teens offers exceptional cultural and language immersion experiences in Paris and the South of France every summer. They believe in learning and living the language in its native context, combining classroom instruction in the morning with cultural activities every afternoon. Programs are open to all levels of French students, from beginner to advanced. Students learn...

Major funding increases for Francophone communities in the western Canadian territories of Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut have been announced. For more than three decades, the Government of Canada has supported the implementation of territorial legislation for services in French. In late 2016–17, agreements were signed with each of the territorial partners that significantly expand federal financial support...

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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....

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...

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...

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...

Mondes Nouveaux, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization specializing in language homestays in France. Their teachers are dedicated specialists, and host families give students a warm welcome into their homes. Each student is individually and fully covered by a comprehensive insurance upon request. Mondes Nouveaux is an excellent choice for your French language immersion needs. The Ecole Suisse Internationale...

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...