Battle of St. Eustache, December 14,1837: Rear view of St. Eustache church and scattering of insurgents during the 1837 rebellion in Saint-Eustache, a city in Québec. Ink and watercolor on paper.
Lord Charles Beauclerk/Library Archives of Canada
Why is a memorial to 29 Francophone men who were executed by the British government as well as to 58 men who were exiled to Australia in 1838 hidden away in a Montreal cemetery?
Medieval teaching scene.
gallica.bnf.fr / BnF
Back in the Middle Ages, as well as speaking English and Latin, many people living in Britain also spoke French.
But the British soon got the hang of profanity.
Some Cameroonians don’t believe Anglophone regions need an independent state of their own.
Anglophones have long complained that their language and culture are marginalised. They say if this doesn't change, they must be granted independence.
The influence of countries in francophone Africa, like Ivory Coast, have shifted how universities think about the French language.
French is no longer taught as a European language representative of "French" culture in South Africa. New modes of teaching, learning and research speak to an inclusive Africanist agenda.
West African leaders have nursed the idea of a common currency for the sub-region since the turn of the century. But conditions for member countries to make this happen appear unattainable.
People hold up a sign as part of a demonstration where a teepee was erected on Parliament Hill to protest Canada Day.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
Canadian celebrations are often controversial, but challenges to Canada 150 may actually indicate our desire to perfect and improve this country.
French President Emmanuel Macron with Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
EPA/Christophe Petit Tesson
Despite being led by different presidents over the past six decades, the French government's policy on Africa has been faithful to its neo-colonial roots. Will Macron's government be any different?
Bilingualism unlocks the way words work.
Cambridge University Photo Library
People growing up with two or more languages have social and cognitive advantages.
On September 21, The Conversation will speak French. We publish four English-language sites in Africa, UK, the United States and Australia, and now The Conversation France.
France’s relationships with its former African colonies has become ambivalent.
French and African presidents have, in the past, entertained close relationships outside official channels. These often included illegitimate exchanges. But there are signs that this is changing.
How much Chinese will these adopted babies remember?
How robust are languages learned in childhood but disused later in life? A new study by researchers at McGill University and the University of Montreal has found that the forgotten birth language of adoptees…
Three works by the late Gabriel Garcia Marquez are suggested for Spanish A Level.
As part of its revamp of the A Level curriculum, the government has launched a consultation on the way modern languages are taught at sixth form. If introduced, the changes herald a real boost to the teaching…