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France is 547,030 sq km, which include water is about 1,400 sq km and land is 545,630 sq km the land in France includes only urban France, but excludes the in a foreign country managerial divisions.
The lands in France is mostly flat plains or quietly rising and falling hills in north and west; remainder is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in south, Alps in east.
France environment is very awful, because some forests are damage from acid rain (major forest damage occurred as a result of severe December 1999 windstorm); air pollution from industrial and vehicle emissions; water pollution from urban wastes, agricultural overflow.
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 Languages of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Other languages are spoken by a substantial percentage of the population due to immigration.
Certain of the languages of France are also cross-border languages (for example, Basque, Catalan, Picard, Norman, Franco-Provençal, Flemish, [Oc language] and others), some of which enjoy a recognised or official status in the respective neighbouring state or territory.
Languages of: Albania • Andorra • Armenia • Austria • Azerbaijan • Belarus • Belgium • Bosnia and Herzegovina • Bulgaria • Croatia • Cyprus • Czech Republic • Denmark • Estonia • Finland •
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Languages_of_France   (1458 words)

 Languages of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
There are a number of languages of France, although the French language is by far the most widely spoken and the only official language of the country.
Several other languages are spoken by a substantial percentage of the population due to immigration.
France als:Sprachen in Frankreich de:Sprachen in Frankreich fr:Langues régionales de France nds:Spraken in Frankriek pt:Línguas da França
languages-of-france.iqnaut.net   (546 words)

France's ultimate victory in World War I and World War II after initially being invaded and partly occupied by German forces did not prevent the loss of the colonial empire, the comparative economic status, population and status as a dominant nation state.
France is divided into 26 administrative régions: 22 are in metropolitan France (21 are on the continental part of metropolitan France; one is the "territorial collectivity" of Corse, on the island of Corsica, commonly referred to as a région in common speech), and four are overseas régions.
In 2003, France's natural population growth (excluding immigration) was responsible for almost all the natural growth in European population: the population of the European Union increased by 216,000 inhabitants (without immigration), of which 211,000 was the increase in France's population alone, and 5,000 was the increase in all the other countries of the EU combined.
www.solarnavigator.net /geography/france.htm   (5977 words)

 France LANGUAGES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Not only is French the national language of France, but it also has official status (often with other languages) throughout much of the former French colonial empire, including about two dozen nations in Africa.
Moreover, French is the sole official language at the ICJ and UPU, and shares official status in most international organizations.
Other languages spoken within France itself include Breton (akin to Welsh) in Brittany; a German dialect in Alsace and Lorraine; Flemish in northeastern France; Spanish, Catalan, and Basque in the southwest; Provençal in the southeast, and an Italian dialect on the island of Corsica.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Europe/France-LANGUAGES.html   (142 words)

 BBC Education - Languages
French, the official language, is the first language of 88% of the population.
The Celtic language, Breton, is spoken by 1.2% and mainly in the north west of France.
Arabic, the third largest minority language, is spoken by around 1.7% of the population throughout the country.
www.bbc.co.uk /languages/european_languages/countries/france.shtml   (209 words)

 A2Z Languages - Paris, France
France Langue: France Langue is ideally situated in Paris just steps away from the Place Victor Hugo and only a few minute walk from the ever famous Champs Elysees.
France Langue was founded in 1976, and today has gained a reputation as an excellent French language school.
Accord: Accord – Language School was founded in 1988 and specializes in offering high quality French language programs to students of all levels of French language proficiency.
www.a2zlanguages.com /paris.htm   (305 words)

 RNW: Regional Languages In France
This diversity in languages was always considered to be a threat to unity.
Very reluctantly France became a signatory to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in 1999, seven years after it was drafted.
In France there are two currents that are diametrically opposed: those in favour of a strong centralised state and those advocating decentralisation.
www.radionetherlands.nl /features/cultureandhistory/breton011025.html   (485 words)

 Ethnologue: France
Westhoek in the northeast corner of France between the Artois Hills and the Belgium border.
The population in the Bearn region of southern Gasconha, France, is 400,000 (1992).
Southeastern France, province of Provence, south of Dauphiné, region of Nimes in Languedoc.
www.christusrex.org /www1/pater/ethno/Fran.html   (1687 words)

 Learn french in france
In-Languages have tried to make choosing your course and destination relatively easy by not including every course in every one of our language schools.
In-Languages have a made a selection of what we consider to be the best accommodation at each location.
In-Language not only offer a wealthy range of courses, but also a wide selection of accommodation to suit your needs: host family, student residence, private or shared flat and hotels.
www.in-languages.com /locations/french-courses-in-france.html   (436 words)

 Languages of France, France Languages, Languages in France, Language of France, Regional Languages of France, ...
France has a rich and diverse culture, and so there are several languages being spoken in different regions of the country.
In 1999 Language Report, the French government identified 75 languages to be recognized under the proposed ratification of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.
Arabic and Turkish are the principal languages of immigrants in France.
travour.com /tours-to-france/culture-of-france/languages-of-france.html   (485 words)

 Patrick Le Lay, managing-director of France’s premier television channel TFI, has shown from the outset a singular ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Bretons petitioned in 1919 in favour of their language and in the thirties the case of the good soldier Laurent was revived as a symbol of the oppression to which it was subject.
The language becomes part of the ‘brand’ and a badge of pride for the region but it is no longer the patois spoken round the home-fire.
Thanks to modern technology, there are television-broadcasts in regional languages and there has been a spread of radio-stations and internet sites devoted to their cause but the dominant tendency is to globalise communication, making regional patois less and less useful or attractive to the younger generation.
www.english-learning.co.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /fraother.html   (1177 words)

 BBC News | EDUCATION | France to boost languages
Hundreds of teaching jobs for native English speakers could be created in France as part of a scheme to boost language learning in primary schools.
But education officials and parents' groups have said that it is to succeed, it must avoid the traditional methods that have held back language-learning in France, and expose children as early as possible to the spoken word.
Government officials said the extra demand for teachers created by the scheme would partly be filled by re-allocating language teachers from secondary schools who were not working their full complement of hours.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/education/803135.stm   (447 words)

 Study Abroad & Cultural Immersion with Languages Abroad - France
As the home of one of France's largest universities, Montpellier is a city filled with youth and amazing nightlife.
Learn French in Tours - situated in the heart of France where the climate is mild and the countryside is beautiful.
Total immersion is the fastest way to learn a language, plus your learning when you don't expect it, hearing people speak on the street or ordering your meals, talking to the taxi drivers.
www.languagesabroad.com /countries/france.html   (837 words)

 Languages of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
fr:Langues régionales de France als:Sprachen in Frankreich There are a number of languages of France, although the French language is the only official language of the country.
Certain of the languages of France are also cross-border languages (for example, Basque, Catalan, Picard, Norman, Franco-Provençal, Flemish, Occitan and others), many of which enjoy a recognised or official status in the respective neighbouring state or territory.
The French language is also an official or a minority language in certain states or regions outside France.
languages-of-france.kiwiki.homeip.net   (391 words)

 Learn foreign languages in Spain, France, Italy, Germany
The problem with conventional language tuition is that the context and cultural reference is removed.
The usually unavoidable fact is that students speak their own language with friends and colleagues when not "in class".
The student must live and experience the language in the country where it is spoken.
www.sprachkurse-weltweit.de /HLI/language-teachers/learn-foreign-languages.html   (321 words)

 France Visit - European Languages - Reddish Vale Technology College
Pupils are shown the Bayeux Tapestry preceded by a short film, which sets it in context and also included are a full size mock-up with translations into several languages, sound effects and, of course, the opportunity to make souvenir purchases using some of the French learnt at school.
Further visits to the D-Day landing museum at Arromanches and a walk around the town walls of St. Malo are included as is a morning's visit to the island town of Mont St. Michel.
At the end of each day, we ask the pupils to spend an hour writing an account of their day in their 'journal' and encouraging them to record the French they have seen heard or spoken.
www.reddish.stockport.sch.uk /deps/mfl/francevisit.php   (388 words)

 Language Schools Program - Language Immersion Program - France
Description: IS Aix-en-Provence is an international language school registered as a ' Private Establishment of Superior Learning' which was founded by an organization affiliated with the University of Stockholm.
Today IS has garnered a reputation as one of the best French language schools in France.
All of the teachers are native French and are well trained in teaching French in F.L.E (French as a foreign language) and are familiar with all the different methods of F.L.E. Overall, IS has a variety of excellent French language programs designed for people of all levels of French and all ages (above 18).
www.languageschoolsguide.com /listingsp3.cfm/listing/7505   (491 words)

 Travel to Paris » Languages of France
Languages in Avignon Avignonnais speak French in the sing-song tones of the Midi.
Languages in Cannes Nowadays, most Cannois speak French with a lilting southern accent.
Origin of name France The name France comes from Medieval Latin Francia, which literally means "land of the Franks, Frankland"....
goto-paris.com /paris-travel/33/languages-of-france   (755 words)

 language Schools-Study French In Bordeaux - France - A2Z Languages
BLS was founded in 1992 and today has a reputation as one of the best French language schools in France.
Besides offering excellent French language programs, BLS also offers (and or assists in arranging) a variety of interesting cultural activities and weekend excursions allowing student the chance to really get to know France.
As with many of our other schools, BLS not only provides general French language study, but can also provide specialized programs for businesspeople, lawyers, teachers, etc. Specialized courses are offered under a private instruction format.
www.languageschoolsguide.com /escapeartist/ea-listingsp3.cfm/listing/7499   (531 words)

 History of French Language
The dialect of Paris gradually became the national language, however, because of the political prestige of the capital and today is accepted as the model for the French language.
Creole languages are fully formed languages that develop from a PIDGIN language and gradually become the primary language of a linguistic community.
The Foreign Language Teaching Forum List, FLTEACH, is intended to serve as a forum for communication among foreign language teachers at the high school and college levels.
www.discoverfrance.net /France/Language/DF_language.shtml   (1955 words)

 Map 4 Travel - France Languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
French is the official language of France and is spoken by the vast majority of people in the country.
Modern French is a dialect of the langue d’oïl, a form of the French language that originated in northern France.
Beginning in medieval times, the language of the Île de France gradually began to supplant the other French dialects.
www.map4travel.com /world/europe/france/languageindex.php   (106 words)

 Ethnologue report for France
Of those, 29 are living languages, 1 is a second language without mother-tongue speakers, and 2 are extinct.
Savoie, Fribourg, and Valais, southeastern France, near the Italian and Switzerland borders.
Ethnic population: 400,000 (1982) in the Béarn region of southern Gasconha, France; 51% speak Gascon, 70% understand it, 85% are in favor of saving it.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=France   (1091 words)

 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This is a national program in France, and is run through an agency called the CIEP.
It is government sponsored, and, if you are accepted, you will be placed in a region of France.
It is possible to complete your practicum requirements in France while working as an “assistant d’anglais” in the public schools.
www.wce.wwu.edu /Resources/TESOL/France.shtml   (417 words)

 A2Z Languages: Bordeaux, France - Wine-growing region
The 1000-sq-km wine-growing area around the city of Bordeaux is - along with Burgundy - France's most important producer of top-quality wines.
Traditionally, Bordelais wine-makers have dealt with city-based négociants (merchants) to market their wine and have not sold direct from source, as is the case in other wine-growing areas of France such as Burgundy or Alsace.
You will probably have better luck tasting and purchasing wines at retail wine merchants (such as those in Saint Émilion) than at châteaux - and at least at the shops you can produce a credit card to pay for a case of wine, something almost unheard of at the châteaux.
www.a2zlanguages.com /France/Bordeaux/bo_wine.htm   (304 words)

 Study Abroad & Cultural Immersion with Languages Abroad - France - Nice
Course for all language levels - set dates for beginners - use of course materials - each student will be expected to take a short placement test on the first Monday morning - lessons are usually held in the mornings starting at 9 am - min age 18 - Max.
Living with a host family is probably the best and most effective way to become fully immersed into the language and culture of your chosen country.
All families are chosen after a careful selection procedure and are visited regularly by the school to ensure that high living standards are maintained.
www.languagesabroad.com /countries/nice.html   (1215 words)

 Learning French in France (Teaching languages)
Hello, I meant French in France, as she wants to get in touch with the language in its natural surroundings.
I spent 3 years in France in the eightees (in Bayeux, Normandy), but I haven´t got the up-to-date info concerning good courses nowadays...
Do your town have a special connection with a town in France ("ville jumelée"), or a school from your neighbourhood with a lycée, so that you find the place first, and then the good course...
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