How many times have you wished someone a bon voyage? What about bon appétit? Ever indulged in a fresh croissant or New Orleans-style beignets? Or even just a coffee from Pret À Manger? If you didn’t know it already, French is literally everywhere – in our history and values, in our families, and in our neighborhoods and communities. The United States’ relationship with the French language is as old as the United States itself, and even predates its creation. But have you ever wondered what French culture has given us, beyond the Statue of Liberty, the state of Louisiana, and à la carte menus?
Recorded on May 5, 2022 at the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie in New York.
As part of the « Spring Festival of La Francophonie » and on the occasion of the release of the 2022 Report on the French Langage Worldwide and of the book « French All Around Us », the International Organization of la Francophonie (OIF), the Center for the Advancement of Languages, Education, and Communities (CALEC) and French Morning invite you to :
“A conversation on the French Language in the United States : history, commitment and future” #language #education #french #unitedstates #francophonie