Presentation on theme: "Le Monde Francophone French: A Global Language It is spoken as an official language in 33 countries around the world and is the only language other than."— Presentation transcript:
French: A Global Language It is spoken as an official language in 33 countries around the world and is the only language other than English spoken on five continents. French and English are the only two global languages.
French: A Global Language French as a foreign language is the second most frequently taught language in the world after English.
French and Tourism More tourists visit France than any other country in the world.
French and Your Career A Language of Diplomacy French, along with English, is the official working language of: the United Nations the International Monetary Fund the European Community The International Red Cross the Olympics
French and Your Career Science and Technology French is the second language of the internet (after English). France is a major world research center in the field of high energy physics.. The French are the world's third manufacturers of electronics equipment. France has one of the most advanced systems of telecommunications in the world. Fiber optics were invented in France.
Le football http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWAJhUNj8Xg Le football
Le Tennis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWe6WxRQxvI
French The Language of Culture and cinema –The Cannes International Film festival annually attracts the attention of the world when the best films directors and actors are named.
French The Language of Culture Great literary –Les Miserables –The Three Musketeers –20,000 Leagues Under the Sea –The Little Prince –The Stanger and philosophical masterpieces… –Descartes –Pascal –Rousseau –Voltaire –Sartre
French – The language of literature Victor Hugo
La Révolution Américaine General LaFayette Le Comte de Rochambeau
Les exploreurs français LaSalle, Marquette, Joliet, Cartier, Champlain
American Cities with French names http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._pl ace_names_of_French_origin#Missourihttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._pl ace_names_of_French_origin#Missouri Detroit Baton Rouge Saint Louis
French and Your Career Healthcare and Medicine The French are a world leader in medical research: the AIDS virus was first isolated by French doctors
French and Your Career Transportation The fastest train (TGV) is French. The fastest commercial airplane (Concorde) is French (built in collaboration with British Airways). France is the fourth largest producer of automobiles in the world (Renault, Peugeot, Citroën) and third largest exporter. (All Mack trucks are manufactured by Renault.)