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ACCORD ACCORD is one of the leading schhols in France for French as a foreign language.  ACCORD has the official French Quality Label, with the highest mark (3 stars) in all domains (courses, teachers,..). ACCORD is registered at the Academy of Paris (n°588) and is under Convention with Parisian Universities (Paris V, Paris VII, Paris VIII and INALCO) as well as with the Universuty of Poitiers. ACCORD is member of the professional French Organization SOUFFLE and is member of EuroFrance as well as the French national agency CampusFrance. ACCORD is recognized as Bildungsurlaub in Germany, agreed by CSN in Sweden and the courses allow ameriacn stduents to get 'credit' for their stay at ACCORD.


Top reasons to study French

French is the eleventh most widely-spoken language in the world.
French is the official language of 33 countries in the worldwide.
French is spoken in two of the G7 countries.
French is the mother tongue of 75 million people.
200 million people around the globe understand, speak, read or write French.
French is the official language of postal services across the world.
French is one of the official languages of the International Red Cross.
French-speaking Africa represents an area larger than the USA.
French is the most widely taught second language after English.
Over 20,000 English words have their origins in French.
In terms of the number of words, French is the second largest language after English.
In humanities and social sciences, many of the most important written works have come from France.
Students and researchers with a knowledge of French have access to these works for several years before they are translated into English. Many significant works are never translated and remain accessible only to those who know the language.
France is one of the world's major foreign tourist destinations (60 million tourists a year).
France is Europe's foremost investor abroad.
France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany have the lowest rates of inflation in the European Union. This is indicative of the economic health of these countries.
France is in fourth position in terms of world power and it does not have the debt problems facing many other major industrialised nations. (A positive sign for joint projects, business and scientific co-operation.)
France has the fourth largest economy in the world after the U.S., Japan and Germany.
France is the fourth largest producer of automobiles in the world (Renault,Peugeot, Citroėn) and the third largest exporter.
France is the second largest exporter of agricultural products in the world after the U.S.
The French export more per capita than the Japanese and more than twice as much as the Americans. Overall, France is the fourth largest exporting nation of the world.


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