Promoting French Around the World
We advocate linguistic diversity
The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs strives to promote multilingualism, by encouraging its partners to make two languages compulsory in their education systems, which enables more students to learn French.
Encouraging the use of French and multilingualism in business
The “Yes, I speak French at work” initiative, launched with the Alliance Française, the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Francophone Business Forum, aims to encourage French companies abroad to provide French language training for their staff.
We support cultural expression in French
Many contemporary authors and playwrights who were born outside France or to foreign-born parents write in French, demonstrating the vitality of the language for interpreting and depicting the world (including Atiq Rahimi, Venus Khoury Ghata, Yasmina Khadra, Anna Moï, Wajdi Mouawad and Marie Ndiaye).
Last update: 18.03.10