Language-learning research in the Netherlands has determined that using a foreign language rather than just memorizing its grammar can transform how students progress.
French president Emmanuel Macron greets the rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris Chems-Eddine Hafiz in October 2022.
Liberal schools of thought largely inform how Muslims are viewed across Europe, research finds.
There are fewer women working on the French harbours today than there were 70 years ago.
Despite gender equality progress being made in many male-dominated fields, some professions like longshoring are still difficult for women to break into.
French is the official language of Senegal. Photo AFP via Getty Images.
As a language of instruction, French has long held a prominent place in Senegal’s institutions and media. But Wolof, the most spoken national language, has regained its lost places.
‘Lamartine rejects the red flag in front of the town hall,’ a painting by Henri Félix Philippoteaux (1815–1884), captures a seminal moment in the second French Revolution in Paris in 1848, when revolutionaries demanded human and civil rights.
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French has historically been a language of human rights. That’s why the Québec government should promote it as a tool of a human rights-based civic education, not force it on newcomers.
Photographs capture images of women in war-torn regions of the world.
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Pictures of women in war play a pivotal role in the battlefield of political ideas, argues a feminist historian who examines how images and attire are used and seen in war zones and occupied lands.
Marcel Proust on a French postage stamp.
From electricity to X-rays, the Doppler Effect and even quantum theory, Proust’s writing is littered with physics references.
Co-author of this article, Chief Ninawa, hereditary Chief of the Huni Kui Indigenous people of the Amazon, holds a sign that says: ‘Amazon is life, petroleum and gas is death’ outside a hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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A different future will not be possible without reverence, respect, reciprocity and responsibility towards the Earth. On this issue, Indigenous Peoples have a lot to share.
Giorgia Meloni gestures during the handover ceremony with outgoing Prime Minister Mario Draghi at Chigi Palace in Rome in October 2022. Meloni, whose political party with neo-fascist roots secured the most votes in Italy’s national election in September, took office as the country’s first far-right leader since the end of the Second World War.
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The so-called New Right is aiming for an ideological renewal of right-wing politics by focusing on cultural identity and the politics of belonging. Here’s why that’s so ominous.
French president Emmanuel Macron and Algerian president Abdelmadjid Tebboune after signing a “renewed partnership agreement” in August 2022.
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France’s ‘renewed partnership’ with Algeria may be less about exploring a difficult and painful past and more about pressing political concerns.
A hunter in France takes aim on 21 August 2021. The consumption of alcohol or drugs during hunting makes the practice dangerous even for hunters themselves.
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A recent French Senate report calling on a ban on alcohol use while hunting has prompted the wrath of the country’s hunting lobby. Do its arguments hold water?
A depressive episode traps the patient in a negative view of the world around them.
Approximately 280 million people in the world suffer for depression. Despite this, the disorder remains poorly explained and is often difficult to treat. Ketamine could offer an innovative approach.
Archival records don’t tell the whole story, but they can provide valuable information.
A teenage domestic servant showed signs of possession, and a miller was accused of witchcraft. Considering records of these events helps clarify what we can and cannot know about the past.
According to INSEE, 68% of the wage gap between men and women is due to the fact that they do not occupy the same positions, which is directly related to the field they choose.
Region-level data from France indicate that some masters-level specialities dominated by women have low levels of remuneration once in employment.
In the face of soaring prices, households are benefiting from government measures to reduce their energy bills.
France’s nuclear energy supply and public support schemes for households have in particular helped to limit the rise in prices.
French coffee culture offers us some insights into the way cultural omnivores appreciate different activities and products.
Cultural omnivores are economically and culturally privileged people who can enjoy both “highbrow” and “lowbrow” cultural products, like good and bad coffee, simultaneously.
Brazilian fans during the 2010 FIFA World Cup hosted by South Africa. The boost to tourism came later.
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The era of hosting mega-sport events because they increase tourism may be over.
Participants at a Paris-Saclay workshop on educational innovation work on ideas for teaching in a forest.
To think about new ways of transmitting science and to really innovate how we teach, the first step is creating an appropriate dialogue format. From there, everything becomes possible.
French President Emmanuel Macron.
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In Africa, French will only continue to embed itself - if speaking it is in the interests of Africans and not attached to French foreign policy interests.
Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault launches his campaign at the Montmorency Falls with candidates, Aug. 28, 2022 in Québec City.
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Signs in languages other than French could be seen as an outstretched hand in yet another episode of linguistic tensions, but also as an indicator that French is indeed losing ground.