Tag: French

French in Canada

The minister responsible for Bill 14 says “mutual anxiety” about language in the francophone and anglophone communities is making her job a tough one.During an emotional day featuring sometimes inflammatory presentations and with one French-language activist, Mario Beaulieu, revealing he has received death threats, Diane De Courcy said the debate over her bill has taken on an acrimonious tone.“I...

Report Supports Quebec’s ‘Tough-love’ Approach to French

The Quebec government must adopt a hardline approach if it intends to make French the common language of all Quebeckers, a report to the Parti Québécois government by the Conseil supérieur de la langue française (CSLF), concludes.Entitled “Reinvigorating the Linguistic Policy of Quebec,” the opinion was made public by Robert Vezina, president of the Conseil, on the eve of...

French Heritage Conference, New York, Nov. 5

french heritage poster
The French Heritage Language Program is proud to host its first conference to date, co-organized in partnership with The Cultural Services of The French Embassy, The National Heritage Language Resource Center, Le Lycée Français de New York and The Center for Applied Linguistics.Gathering renowned research specialists in the fields of bilingual education and Heritage Languages, lending a voice to...

The State of French in 2010

woman in africa
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...

Québec

Rivière-du-LoupThe 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...

French in the Alps

Idyllic landscape in the Alps with mountain chalet in springtime
Visit the Alps Breathtaking mountains and deep valleys form Alpine France which borders Switzerland and Italy. The paradiscal city of Gap is one of the most significant cities in the Southern Alps. Rich in color, bathed in mountain tradition, Gap is ideal if you want to truly experience French society.The University of Studies and Leisures of the Alps of South...

French in Paris

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...