Category Archives: English in France

In many business schools, the bottom line is in English

When economics students returned this winter to the elite École Normale Supérieure here, a simple one-page petition was posted along the corridors demanding an unlikely privilege: French as a teaching language. New York Times, April 10, 2007. Read more… Advertisements

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French row over English lessons

The main teaching union in France has criticised the education minister’s plans to offer free English classes in the school holidays next year. Xavier Darcos announced the plans on Monday, insisting that speaking fluent English was the key to success. BBC … Continue reading

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French protest against English language

A group of French trades unionists and language pressure groups have joined French MPs to appeal to French businesses to stop using English in the workplace, whether on email, the telephone or just by using English words such as ‘le … Continue reading

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In a French school, business English doesn’t make the grade

An article about the use of English in a French business school, where a quarter of the classes are taught in English, looking at the standard of business English amongst French studnts and also at the role of English in … Continue reading

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Defence dwindles on the barricades against English

An article about the failing attempt tp prevent the use of English in France. The Guardian Weekly, 25th January 2001. Read the whole article…

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Live from Paris, at last, it’s all-English radio

Live from Paris, at last, it’s all-English radio An article about paris’s first all-English-language radio station, which started in may 2004.International Herald Tribune, July 12, 2004. Read the whole article…

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We are the world. Not everyone is thrilled

Paul Johnson looks at debate about whther the learning and use of English should be encouraged in France, and argues that the spread of English around the world is inevitable. PBS/Forbes Magazine, 2005. Read the whole article…

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