What is la francophonie? Le Haut comité de la langue française in 1977 said:
"C'est une sorte d'école de la fraternité humaine." We should add it is for people speaking French all over the world, either as a mother tongue or as an administrative language or as a second language.
In 1962, the president of Senegal, Léopold Sédar Senghor, suggested the idea of " Un Commonwealth à la française."
The idea of La Francophonie was born.
Now, there are annual celebrations of La Francophonie in March and La journée internationale de la Francophonie is on 20th March with events all over the world.
There was a celebration on Trafalgar Square last Friday with the theme: "Le français, j'adore!". Musicians from the Lebanon, Haïti, Quebec, Senegal, Tunisia, Switzerland, Belgium and France performed.
TV5 is having a campaign:" J'aime les mots." For more info...
On this occasion, L'Alliance Française de Bristol has invited Thierry Viennois, who gives regular talks to Alliances Françaises and Cercles Français on: France, Angleterre: Que de différences!
The talk is completely booked up and our French teachers are delighted that so many students have shown so much interest!
If you would like to come to some of our talks or events, go to our website, for more info...