French as a Second Language
Francophonie internationale - Useful Links
Traditions and Musical Instruments of the Francophonie - See illustrations and hear sounds produced by traditional musical instruments from French-speaking countries. Also provided are online interactive activities: multiple-choice; riddles; scrambled letters; associations; crosswords. This is part of the Virtual Museum Canada Web site.
In the Countries of the Francophonie - Take a virtual guided tour of several museums in francophone countries throughout the world. Requires Macromedia Flash plugin. Another feature of the Virtual Museum Canada Web site.
International Francophonie - Canada's role within La Francophonie internationale.
French is the most widely taught second language after English. French is a major language of high tech and business in the world. Over 20,000 English words have their origins in French. From the Web site of the University of Tasmania - 70 good reasons to study French