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French Language Advocacy Wiki

Découvrez le "French Language Advocacy Wiki" de l'AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) développé par Margot M. Steinhart et comportant de très nombreuses informations et documents pour vous aider à faire la promotion du français, et maintenir et développer les programmes existants dans votre établissement. Vous y trouverez de nombreuses vidéos, des conseils, des témoignages et des argumentaires pour soutenir et promouvoir l'enseignement de notre langue, et convaincre vos élèves qu'ils ont fait le bon choix! 

You Wouldn't Know They Majored in French

Have you ever heard someone say that majoring in French in college limits your options? What can you do with a degree in French? Actually the question should be "What can't you do with a degree in French?"

Here is a list of successfuk people who majored in French.

Why Learn French?

There are all kinds of reasons to learn a foreign language in general, and French in particular.

Spanish is Easier than French... Not!

There is a common myth among English speakers that Spanish is easier than French. In reality, there are "more difficult than" elements in both. Here is a detailed comparison of the two languages - you decide if one is easier than the other.

Jobs Using French

Think those French classes you have to take are pointless? Take a look at this article - you might be surprised to find out just how many jobs open up to people with good language skills.

French-Speaking Celebrities

If your students don't see any point in learning French, maybe Jodie Foster and Johnny Depp can help: we're compiling a list of famous non-native French speakers around the world - your students might be surprised at how cool French really is!

Videos of celebrities speaking French:

  • Evangeline Lilly (actress TV show Lost)
  • Emma Watson
  • Jodie Foster
  • Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy)
  • Johnny Depp
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Tony Blair
  • Bradley Cooper
  • Céline Dion
  • And so many more! You can find plenty of videos on Youtube to show to your students.


It is always a nice motivation to hear the story of students who have studied French for a long time. If you can't bring students in the classroom to talk about what French brought to them, you can use our the videos from our Facebook page.


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