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Is the French language in danger from an English invasion?
Once the language of diplomacy, French remains the official language in nearly 30 countries and is the second-most-studied foreign language in the world. But despite all this, is French in danger of an English invasion?
Langage : les mots nés dans la rue
The linguist Aurore Vincinti has published a dictionary entitled "Les mots du bitume". She is using bitume, or bitumen in English, as a synonym for the street. Her book analyses the words of the street and she argues that these enrich the French language, feed it and generally mess around with it.
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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