Tag: francophonie

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 and Francophonie Week, coordinated by the French Ministry of Culture, highlighted the role and use of the spoken...

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 biannual summit in Armenia, along with Ireland, Gambia, and Malta.The 54 full members of the OIF unanimously approved Louisiana’s application at the 17th summit of La...

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 is unprecedented among French leaders, has unveiled a plan to promote his native tongue, aiming to make it the first language in Africa, "maybe even...

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 Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, the French president, who is currently on a tour of West African nations, added that French should not be viewed as a...