Advocating for French

Advocating for French

17 reasons for parents and school principals to choose French

Think Ohioans don't use French? Three out of six of our largest trading partners are French speaking countries (July 2015)
As of July, 2015, note which countries are Ohio's largest trading partners! Of the six, THREE (Canada, France, Switzerland) are French-speaking!:
International Corporate Invest ment in Ohio, July 2015
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Why Finneytown Students Like French

Recent articles:
Want To Know The Language Of The Future? The Data Suggests It Could Be...French

The 15 counties in the U.S. where French is actively spoken (map plus article in French, from US census data ,August 2013)

Speaking Le Monde - French is the most Practical Language !

Which is the best language to learn?
"But if I was asked what foreign language is the most useful, and given no more parameters (where? for what purpose?), my answer would be French. Whatever you think of France, the language is much less limited than many people realise."

French Advocacy Wiki

AATF Ohio Blog... AATF National ... Follow AATF on Facebook

AATF National Technology Blog - this links to AATF's excellent social media resources


Will French be the lingua franca of the future? !

More articles:

Bilingual Benefits - is it worth learning French anymore? You bet it is !

Why bilinguals are smarter

Bilingual Brains are More Healthy

Some very useful links - many have ready to use materials, pertinent statistics, etc

On the Importance of knowing French

The Language of the Stars (groups of famous French speaking people)

You Wouldn't know they majored in French (another TBob Peckham site)

Speak French and make money !

The World Speaks French - online French Advocacy Wiki by the AATF. Loaded with resources, many "ready to use" !

Fantastic article:

For Bastille Day, what America owes France (Vive la France ! Vive la similarité!)

French Matters ! (recent piece by TBob Peckham) See also: French programs being replaced by Chinese

Ideas for French Language and Cultural Advocacy in the U..S. (TBob Peckham)

French Advocacy Session given at OFLA by Deborah Stout - many ready to use resources

French Advocacy Fact Pack for Ohio

Organizations Promoting the Study of French

French - the most practical foreign language

Le Monde francophone

On Francophobia

La france chacun l'aime a sa manière.

Some Fun French Trivia:

100 Famous People With French Heritage

Some Famous French Speakers

French Place-Names in the United States

Top Ten Myths about France and French People

Two Centuries of French and American Friendship

Some cultural icons of France

The 20 hottest French actors (This one is for the girls!)

French inventors


French Trivia Game

Useful Videos

The World Speaks French Video Stories (Scroll to the bottom of this page from the AATF's Advocacy wiki. The films and accompanying documents are downloadable from here.)

Le français m'ouvre le monde

Why Learn French? (A great example of the several accents of native French speakers)

How does knowing French improve your career options?

How can learning French help in an international business career?

Les étudiants de Mme Theisen expliquent pourquoi ils veulent apprendre le français

Justin Bieber speaks French:-)

Prince William speaks French !

A celebrity speaking French - Jodie Foster opens the 2011 Cesar

La Grande Aventure de la langue française - Reportage de Catherine François chez Radio-Canada et TV5 Monde sur La grande aventure de la langue française. Jean-Benoît Nadeau parle de l'importance incontestable de la langue française dans le monde.

La Cuisine Française au patrimoine UNESCO

Le Repas Gastronomique des français

All languages are useful! Check out these general language advocacy resources and
Advocacy for other specific languages (German, Classics, Chinese, etc)