It’s common for people to live near others who speak a different – but similar – language. But generally, they handle their differences without violence.
For most Québec residents, there is broad consensus that French should be protected. But many of us believe that multilingualism need not threaten French.
Investing in bilingual education can reduce grade repetition, drop-out rates, and improve literacy outcomes.
Africa, home to the largest number of French speakers, plays a key role in the present and future of the French language.
You can only properly translate French scatological swear words if you consider who is using them. In this case, the most powerful person in France.
What CEOs say and how they say it are essential. Their words can set the tone at the top of the firm and have far-reaching repercussions.
No one is forcing people to use “iel” with a gun to their head. But paradoxically, by making the pronoun the focus of attention, critics are inevitably making it more popular.
It’s one of the most common expressions used in French but also one of the most controversial. A linguist explains why “pas de souci” is no mere English import.
Learning a language has many benefits. It improves your thinking abilities and enhances your understanding of the world. Knowing another language can give you a leg up in university applications too.
A recent survey reveals a general uneasiness about using French among both francophone and anglophone public servants in administrative regions where bilingualism is required.
Whether kids are from French-language
communities outside Québec in Canada, or are learning French as a second language, ongoing exposure to French is key to maintaining it. Some resources to help.
On the month of the Francophonie’s 50th anniversary, it’s time to think about the untold story of French connections across the Canada-U.S. border
Why do some people greet each other with a kiss? How does the custom vary from place to place? This article is excerpted from the forthcoming ‘Atlas of Regional Expressions.’
An emerging genre of fiction in France is providing an unlikely brand of escapism.
After the 1994 genocide, Rwanda pivoted towards the Anglophone world. But not entirely.
To sustain geo-political relations with French-speaking Pacific nations in the future, we need to change the way French is taught to young Australians.
Back in the Middle Ages, as well as speaking English and Latin, many people living in Britain also spoke French.
Attempts to change French grammar to make it more gender-blind have aroused the wrath of many conservatives.
Anglophones have long complained that their language and culture are marginalised. They say if this doesn’t change, they must be granted independence.
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.