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    Top 9 Reasons The French Language Is More Important To The French Than I Once Thought

    posted in Our hosts, the French! on Monday, 20 February 2017

    Salut!  Ever wonder why French is mostly considered the best practical language worldwide? According to current statistics by the L’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), there are 274 million French speakers in the world. This makes French the 5th most spoken language in the world and the 2nd most learned foreign one.  These statistics come from a 2014 analysis which discussed French’s progress since 2010. The stats stated that “the lack of linguistic diversity encourages uniformity in the way we perceive and think the world” and the OIF is trying to keep French and multilingualism alive within international organizations.  Due to the population growth, the OIF estimates that the number of French speakers will increase to over 700 million by 2050, 80% of whom will be in Africa. This would increase the proportion of French speakers in the world population from 3% to 8%. However, to continue to progress, many more French teachers will be needed in Africa, else the feasibility of 700 million francophones by 2050 seems unlikely. French is one of the five official languages of the United Nations. French claims the spot of the 3rd most important global business language, after English and Chinese, and the 2nd business language of the European zone after English (but still ahead of German, Russian, Italian and Spanish). The  French language also accounts for 5% of Internet pages, ranking between sixth and eighth of the languages most widely used on the Internet. 

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    Top 9 Reasons The French Language Is More Important To The French Than I Once Thought

    posted in Our hosts, the French! on Monday, 20 February 2017

    Salut!  Ever wonder why French is mostly considered the best practical language worldwide? According to current statistics by the L’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), there are 274 million French speakers in the world. This makes French the 5th most spoken language in the world and the 2nd most learned foreign one.  These statistics come from a 2014 analysis which discussed French’s progress since 2010. The stats stated that “the lack of linguistic diversity encourages uniformity in the way we perceive and think the world” and the OIF is trying to keep French and multilingualism alive within international organizations.  Due to the population growth, the OIF estimates that the number of French speakers will increase to over 700 million by 2050, 80% of whom will be in Africa. This would increase the proportion of French speakers in the world population from 3% to 8%. However, to continue to progress, many more French teachers will be needed in Africa, else the feasibility of 700 million francophones by 2050 seems unlikely. French is one of the five official languages of the United Nations. French claims the spot of the 3rd most important global business language, after English and Chinese, and the 2nd business language of the European zone after English (but still ahead of German, Russian, Italian and Spanish). The  French language also accounts for 5% of Internet pages, ranking between sixth and eighth of the languages most widely used on the Internet. 

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    Top 9 Reasons The French Language Is More Important To The French Than I Once Thought

    posted in Our hosts, the French! on Monday, 20 February 2017

    Salut!  Ever wonder why French is mostly considered the best practical language worldwide? According to current statistics by the L’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), there are 274 million French speakers in the world. This makes French the 5th most spoken language in the world and the 2nd most learned foreign one.  These statistics come from a 2014 analysis which discussed French’s progress since 2010. The stats stated that “the lack of linguistic diversity encourages uniformity in the way we perceive and think the world” and the OIF is trying to keep French and multilingualism alive within international organizations.  Due to the population growth, the OIF estimates that the number of French speakers will increase to over 700 million by 2050, 80% of whom will be in Africa. This would increase the proportion of French speakers in the world population from 3% to 8%. However, to continue to progress, many more French teachers will be needed in Africa, else the feasibility of 700 million francophones by 2050 seems unlikely. French is one of the five official languages of the United Nations. French claims the spot of the 3rd most important global business language, after English and Chinese, and the 2nd business language of the European zone after English (but still ahead of German, Russian, Italian and Spanish). The  French language also accounts for 5% of Internet pages, ranking between sixth and eighth of the languages most widely used on the Internet. 

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    InterNations: Anatomy of a Successful Expatriates Community.

    posted in Parisian Expats Communities on Thursday, 13 October 2016

    As an expat, it’s always a relief to know you’re not alone in your new country. It was hard enough leaving home and all the planning you had to do to make things work. Now you’re here and it can be overwhelming finding friends, a place to live, a new job, and becoming acclimated to a new culture and way of doing things.

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    Embracing These Brutal Truths About Life Will Immediately Improve Your Parisian Expatriation Adventure

    posted in Facts About Paris on Sunday, 05 February 2017

    Life in Paris is fun when you’re here on vacation, on the other hand, being an expatriate in Paris is another story entirely, there’s more to life in Paris than just having fun.

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