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Académie Française Rails Against ‘Californisms’

France’s official authority on the vocabulary and grammar of its language has targeted a new threat: “les Californisms.”That’s the name the Académie Française (or in English, the French Academy) has come up with to...

Could French Prevail in Europe?

France’s European affairs minister Clément Beaune is taking advantage of France’s presidency of the European Union’s (EU’s) Council for the first time since Brexit by trying to make French its leading language. Beaune called...
Highway shield of the Trans-Canada highway/Transcanadienne in Quebec.

Move to Egalité for French in Canada

Since its adoption of the Official Languages Act in 1969, Canada has been an officially bilingual country—that is, the nation has recognized both English and French as its official languages on a federal level....

Watch the Best Francophone Animated Movies for Free!

Until October 31st, a feature film and eleven animated shorts from francophone filmmakers are available to watch online free of charge and without registration by clicking here. For the 10th consecutive year, the Institut Français...

French Program for Refugees Shows Success

A French parliamentary report presented to the National Assembly last month found that significant progress has been made since 2018 in helping refugees and asylum seekers to learn French and thus integrate into French...

Canada’s Centre for Education & Training To Provide Free English and French Language Assessments

The Centre for Education & Training (TCET) has announced a program to provide free English and French language assessments and referrals to training. TCET’s Language Assessment Services is funded in part by Immigration, Refugees,...

French-Medium Education Wins Big in Canada

After a ten-year battle, Canada’s Supreme Court has ruled that the province of British Columbia has failed in its responsibility to provide equal access to minority language education by underfunding its only French-language...

French Suffering in Canadian Crisis

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended Health Canada’s decision to bypass laws requiring labels and services in both the country’s official languages: French and English. During the pandemic, the government is allowing the sale...

50 years of Francophonie

The date March 20 is recognized by the OIF as the International Day of La Francophonie. The UN regularly cooperates with the OIF and its member states in the spirit of the provisions of...

Celebrate UN French Language Day

Today, on March 20, the United Nations celebrates French Language Day.Language Days at the United Nations were introduced in 2010 to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity.The United Nations celebrates six "Language Days" each year,...
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