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.
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.
As Canada’s French language teachers flee the profession, online Professional Learning Communities promise to reverse this trend, stimulating creativity, camaraderie and leadership.
The EU may claim it is “united in diversity” but the reality is very different.
Talk of the demise of the French language is premature.
Will Hélène really learn English better if you call her Helen?
The removal of the ‘hat’ accent from some French letters has caused consternation – but will it really make a difference?
Understanding the meaning of the word science has changed over time, but the goals to produce and share knowledge remains the same.