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My book republished
I've published a revision to my book
I've recently returned from a holiday in France where for two of the three weeks I attended a morning French course run by a charming French woman who, although now long retired, had taught French in England throughout her working life.
Language alters experience of time
Académie Française allows feminisation of job titles
In France, the issue of the feminisation of the names of professions has been a recurring debate, at times lively. In a perhaps unexpected move, the Académie française, guardian of the language of Molière, has agreed in principle to the adoption of feminine titles where these don't already exist.
French at 60
My book is now available
I've at last reached the point where the book that led me to create this web site has finally been published.
Christiane Taubira speaks at the RFI Francophonie event
Christiane Taubira, a former minister in François Hollande's government, speaks passionately about the importance of reading for children, to ensure that the French language maintains its richness and beauty.

French 3rd most spoken language
Emmanual Macron launches global campaign to promote French speaking
Emmanuel Macron will launch an international campaign to promote French speaking across the world in a speech at the Académie Française on Tuesday, 20 March.

French 3rd most spoken language
French becomes the third most used language in the business world
This article, which is in French, sets out the results of a study carried out by INSEAD (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires) that suggests that French is now the third most used language in the business world.
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