A brief article appeared on the Forbes website in March 2014 suggesting that French could well be the language of the future. While prudent readers will always take such future-gazing avec un grain de sel, the article does make some important points about French being one of only two languages spoken on five continents (the other is English), and about the projected growth of French as a global twenty-first century language, spoken in some of the nations with the fastest expanding populations on earth. Here are a couple of sentences from the article to whet your appetite:
“French isn’t mostly spoken by French people, and hasn’t been for a long time now. The language is growing fast, and growing in the fastest-growing areas of the world, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. The latest projection is that French will be spoken by 750 million people by 2050.
2017-2018 Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant Applications
The Embassy of France in Australia is pleased to announce that the applications for the … Continue reading 2017-2018 Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant Applications
The global opportunities with Arts at Monash
Chinese, Japanese & French languages graduate Sarah Holloway co-founded Matcha Maiden, a global e-commerce organic matcha powder supplier, and about a year ago started the physical venue Matcha Mylkbar in Melbourne, soon opening in Sydney. Sarah shares her experience making the most of Monash’s global exchange opportunities with her language studies and how this advantaged her in both her law career and current business. She says, ‘languages have really propelled my career and personal life. I can’t even describe the tangible benefits. It helps you in everything you do.’
French Studies seminar – LANGUE ET VALEURS CULTURELLES: SIX FAÇONS D’Y VOIR PLUS CLAIR
Bert Peeters, Griffith University Monday 7 March 2016, 11:00 ~ 13:00 Venue: Clayton campus, Menzies … Continue reading French Studies seminar – LANGUE ET VALEURS CULTURELLES: SIX FAÇONS D’Y VOIR PLUS CLAIR
Language Teacher Register
The Language Teacher Register has been developed by the Department of Education and Training (DET) … Continue reading Language Teacher Register
The Conversation France now live
The Conversation – France was launched on September 21st and will offer a new platform for scholars in … Continue reading The Conversation France now live
Become an English language teaching assistant in France in 2016-2017!
Applications for the English language teaching assistant program in France are now open! This is … Continue reading Become an English language teaching assistant in France in 2016-2017!
Become an English Language Teaching Assistant in Wallis-et-Futuna!
The application deadline for the English language teaching assistant program in Wallis-et-Futuna is fast approaching: … Continue reading Become an English Language Teaching Assistant in Wallis-et-Futuna!
Applications open for teaching assistant program in New Caledonia
Applications for the English language teaching assistant program in New Caledonia are now open! This … Continue reading Applications open for teaching assistant program in New Caledonia
Marie Azuelos – Sciences Po – visiting Wednesday April 29th
Marie Azuelos from Sciences Po, France will be visiting Monash on Wednesday April 29th 2015. She … Continue reading Marie Azuelos – Sciences Po – visiting Wednesday April 29th
Applications for the Nicolas Baudin grants now open!
The Nicolas Baudin grants are designed to encourage Australian nationals to study for a semester … Continue reading Applications for the Nicolas Baudin grants now open!
French Summer School in Lyon
L’objectif est de proposer sur une durée de trois semaines un programme complet comprenant le … Continue reading French Summer School in Lyon
Studying in French universities
“How do French universities’ approach to international outreach contrast with that of their UK counterparts? Tim … Continue reading Studying in French universities