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2014: The French Language Worldwide (OIF)

Report of the International Organization of the Francophonie

(click on images for report)

       2014 OIF_fr              2014 OIF_en


The Study of French: New Frontiers in the Age of Globalization

(RIFLA Fall Conference 2015)

French Studies after High School:


French Studies at RI Colleges & Universities

 AATF Advocacy Wiki


(sample documents and strategies for advocacy, video testimonials from students)


World Speaks French: Video Stories

The World Speaks French: Video Stories is a set of interviews with people from different walks of life who tell fascinating stories of how learning and speaking French has impacted their lives and careers.              

Videos can be viewed on the
AATF-RI Channel on
You Tube
(click on Logo)


TV Francophonie

Printable Advocacy Materials *

(suitable for distributing to your students, administrators, parents, etc.)

10 Good Reasons (English)

17 Good Reasons for School Administrators

Why Learn French

Ten reasons to learn French ?

Speaking French, an investment in the future.

French is not a foreign language !

French by the Numbers...

Encouraging students to learn French


Chapter Advocacy Archives *



Bloomberg News Rankings:  The Languages of Business (2011) 


Sample to letter to Parents (2011)


Advocacy Letter (2011)

(Boston Offices : Canada, Québec, France, Switzerland)



Levels of Proficiency 

(Comparison of Languages; languageintelligence.com)


French : an international language



Concert for Haiti 2010  (2010 press release)


Letter to Guidance Counselors (2008)


Letter to RI Superintendents (2009)


Letter to RI Superintendents (Francophonie RI--2009)


Letter to RI Commissioner of Education (2009)

On the Importance of Knowing French


News Articles *

AATF-RI Concert with Grand Dérangement  (Feb 2012)


Which Language is Best to Learn

(Intelligent Life magazine, March/April 2012)


How to get Ahead in the Global Marketplace

(The Independent, September 2010)


Students :  Which language to choose ?

(Comparison of language choices, Bill Peche, National Bulletin, AATF)


The Study of Foreign Languages Should Not Be a Zero-Sum Game

(Stephen Brockman, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009)


Are You Unsure About Continuing to Study Foreign Languages ?

(Joanne O'Toole, Baldwinsville Central Schools, 2002)


Spanish Isn't Always the «Best» Language

(Lisa A. Sullivan, The Herald-Mail Online, 2005)


A Defense of European Languages

(Stephen Brockman, insidehighered.com, 2008)