“Why would you want to be a teacher?” is a question I’m asked often when I say I teach high school French. Many adults can’t fathom the idea of standing in front of 30 or more hormonal teenagers every day. It’s also a question I ask myself particularly often during those last long weeks of the.. read more →

A contingent of more than 60 Francophiles collected at the Alliance Francaise d’Atlanta in Midtown on Sunday, Dec. 4, to honor Kristy Winkler, its educational director, and Greg Barfield, its board member and former lead program specialist of world languages and global initiatives at the Georgia Department of Education. Louis de Corail, the consul general of France to the U.S. Southeast, conferred the Insignia.. read more →

Language Magazine 8/22/2016 N ew Brunswick and Québec are celebrating 400 years of Francophone history by signing a joint declaration on the Canadian Francophonie, as a testimony to their deep attachment to the French language and to their desire to continue to advance and promote French in Canada. Francine Landry, New Brunswick’s Minister of Economic.. read more →

11 Aug 2016
August 11, 2016

The New Bilingualism

The new bilingualism The Boston school district currently has five dual-language programs in which students learn core subject matter in two languages. The district is developing plans to add three more in time for the 2017-18 school year to teach students French and Haitian Creole, Portuguese and Cape Verdean, and Mandarin and Cantonese, in addition.. read more →

Brazilians speak Portuguese, but the Olympics must use French Rule 23 of the Olympic charter states that the Games have two official languages, and the International Organization of la Francophonie, which represents 80 Francophone countries, is determined to make sure nobody forgets that one of them is French (the other is English). However, monitoring the use of.. read more →

Yes, French is still an important language (Infographic) For those of us who grew up in places with practically no French speakers, it’s easy to think that the importance of the French language waned with its empire. The French government is eager to debarrass us of this idea, and has produced this dignified and official-looking infographic.. read more →

22 Jan 2014
January 22, 2014

MIIS Summer Intensive Language Program

Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French, Russian, Japanese June 16 – August 8, 2014 The Monterey Institute of International Studies’ summer language programs offer intensive language instruction for motivated students with a variety of academic and non-academic goals. Beginning, intermediate and advanced level courses are offered in the 8-week program. More information read more →

14 Dec 2013
December 14, 2013

Pasco’s dual-language learners reach milestone

In kindergarten, Ryan Calveard wasn’t thrilled about sitting in a class where most everything was taught in a language he didn’t understand. “All they spoke was Spanish, all the time,” Ryan said. “It was hard.” Now the 14-year-old Pasco High School freshman is taking advanced courses in English and science but still studying Spanish. Read more. read more →

In some languages, literally every time you say you, you have to express how you see the relationship between you and the other person. Is that person a friend, family member or child? Or, rather, a colleague, boss, old person, telemarketer or simply someone you don’t feel close to? The word depends on the relationship. Read more. read more →