At least 2 more years of French courses and I’m the only one who still has not been to France.
American’s Star Power Unrivaled in Japan
Not French related but a motivating story of an average American man who became successful by visiting Japan.
TOKYO — DAVID SPECTOR is a relative unknown in his native Chicago, but here in Japan he is a household name. With his bleach-blond hair, and ability to deliver one-liners in flawless Japanese, Mr. Spector has been a fixture in this nation’s often raucous talk-show world for three decades, making him perhaps the most recognizable American living in Japan.
SHIT QUEBECOIS SAY (Ce que disent les Québécois)
Do you remember this picture you might have seen yesterday or the day before ?
You might have hope for something, like a new movie, or at least a short television serie. Well it’s even better.
IT’S GONNA BE A FULL SHOW delivered by Canal + and named Versailles…
Promoting language learning on the basis of its practical benefit alone just won’t wash: we need to appeal to the heart as well as the head.
Hey there French major students! The Fall semester is fast approaching which means lots of French accents need to be typed for homework and papers over the next 10 months. Don’…
Marseille in Motion - A film by Mayeul Akpovi
There are some months I visited the city of Lyon and Rouen that I had the chance to capture on video. Here I am coming from a tour of the “Cité Phocéenne” (City of Marseille) in the south of France. A beautiful city at any point. Its architectural heritage, its geographical location and cultural diversity make it one of the most beautiful cities in France. Marseille is also the second largest city in France.
Completing your back to school shopping? In addition to notebooks, pens and dorm room supplies, don’t forget to pick up the most important back to school supply for French majors and study abroad…
A lack of foreign language skills is costing the economy £48bn a year as the number of French A-level entries falls to a record low, according to the Association of Translation Companies.
The number of students taking French A-levels this academic year has plummeted 7.4% to 11,000 while German and Spanish have also fallen.
Geoffrey Bowden, general secretary of the ATC, warned that the lack of recognition of the need for foreign language learning is limiting the UK economy’s potential with foreign interests.
"People think that knowing a second language is just handy for a summer holiday but the impact of language education spans much further than convenience – it is not only handy for holidays and beneficial for employment prospects but is also central to the success of the UK economy," he said.
"In today’s global economy the demand for language services continues to grow, with businesses and organisations growing more dependent on establishing relationships with foreign markets.
As a nation it is therefore important that we are not a step behind, and the only way to ensure this is to educate the next generation of employees on the importance of language skills in building the economy. Foreign language skills are essential in increasing exports potential and those graduates who are in possession of these skills will find themselves in far higher demand from employers who realise this potential.”
Bowden called on the government to focus on students’ attitudes towards languages to change perceptions, or risk them continuing to lag behind their European and global peers in employability.
He said translation companies are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit UK-born linguists, meaning thousands are missing out from careers in a global language industry worth more than 35 billion dollars.