French Language and La Francophonie Week
The Semaine de la langue française et de la Francophonie is the meeting place for lovers of words, in France and abroad. The theme chosen this year, "At all times?" , invites us to reflect on our perception and our relationship to time, especially by playing with the French words that express them. From writing competitions to slam tournaments, to intergenerational dictations, calligraphy workshops, narrated readings, francophone concerts and theatre performances, all artistic disciplines are valued.
#SLFF - March 18-26, 2023
If since 20 March 1988, the International Day of La Francophonie celebrates our language throughout the world, the French Language and La Francophonie Week encompasses this Day since 1995. These two major events of the french language » and the « speak French » shed light on the internationaluse of French by nearly 300 million people.
Prepared with the support of theOrganisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), made up of 84 states and governments, as well as the Francophone Language Policy and Planning Organizations (OPALE), This French Language and La Francophonie Week aims to promote the strong bond that unites Francophones but also to reveal to everyone the richness of their diversity.
The Week’s international activities
Conferences, writing workshops, exhibitions, meetings or even slam competitions and eloquence competitions, nearly 1500 events are organized in France, but also in Quebec, in Switzerland, in Belgium, as well as in other French-speaking countries.
When publishing 2020 French Language and La Francophonie Week, Mureaux, in Île-de-France, for example, one could take part in a workshop discovery of the world of comics with illustrator Pierre-Emmanuel Dequest. In 2019, near Lens, we practiced at the calligraphy during a special exhibition around theart of beautiful French writing. In Switzerland, during the Week 2018, it was rapper MC June who led a slam workshop with two different programmes based on discovery and initiation.
On the occasion of the Week and more broadly during the month of March, the French language radiates more than ever on the 5 continents, in all its diversity of form and art.
To participate in the Week:
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Posters from previous editions of the Semaine de la langue française et de la Francophonie