IN PARIS, FRANCE
www.french-paris.com 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
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
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.
Contact: Pfeiffer Frankie. Managing
14 boulevard Poissonniere