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Ontario Supports French-Language Education

The province of Ontario will invest $19.41 million in several projects and initiatives to support students, parents and teachers in French-language schools. This investment is part of the new $330 million Priorities and Partnerships...

Celebrating French and la Francophonie

Every year, speakers of French unite globally to celebrate Francophonie Week from March 17–25 and UN French Language Day on March 20. This year’s theme was “The French language, connecting for action.” French Language...

Ghana Confident in French

Dr.Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education of Ghana, believes that French should be promoted across the country, citing a study conducted by the Foundation for International Development Study and Research which showed that if...

French Accept their Feminine Side

The use of the feminine form of job titles has finally been accepted by members of the Académie Française, the guardians of the French language. The Academy’s first online dictionary includes “feminized” versions of occupations alongside the...

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...
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