Tag: French

Stricter Language Laws for French Residency

France has introduced stricter language requirements under the...

Macron Backs Ban on Gender-Inclusive French 

In France, the Senate, including President Macron, has voted in favor of a proposed law banning the use of gender neutral and gender inclusive language...

Mali drops French as an official language

In a constitutional change, Mali, the eighth-largest country in Africa, has dropped French—its official language since 1960. The new constitution is reported as having an...

French Defenders Sue Over ‘Franglais’

Language defense groups in France are taking legal action over an “excessive” use of English and mixed English and French terms by public institutions...

Québec’s Temporary Migrants Seen as Threat to French

Québec's new commissioner of French says a boom in the number of temporary migrants is threatening the status of French, citing “significant repercussions." In the...

Canada Takes AI Action to Teach French

In Canada, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, has announced that an...

Nigeria: France commits to French education in Lagos public schools

In Lagos, Nigeria the state government has announced a partnership with France to facilitate employment and enrichment of the youth population, through cultural and...

Haitian Creole is a Living Language

(May 2023) Marleen Julien celebrates Haitian Heritage Month with recognition of the vibrancy and growing importance of Kreyòl Ayisyen

French Tests May Be Required for Migrants

Lawmakers are increasing efforts to make it harder to stay in France long term if you don’t speak French. A new immigration bill presented...

French Week – All Year Long

While the Journée internationale de la Francophonie, observed...
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