May 15, 2013
A recent article in The Guardian looks at the issue of teaching through English at French universities.
Socialist ministers have been accused of sabotaging the French language by relaxing a ban on English being used in French universities.
Jacques Chirac once stormed out of an EU summit because a French business leader was speaking it, Nicolas Sarkozy lamented his lack of it and François Hollande makes small talk in it but is conscious of his accent. The global spread of the English language has long been a sore point in Paris politics. Now a new battleground has appeared in the linguistic war as the Socialist government wants to allow English to be used as a teaching language in French universities, sparking a rift in academia.
Read the full story from The Guardian...
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