Education Series: Teaching students about humanitarian work in the Francophone world

Representatives from Atlanta non-governmental and humanitarian organizations who use the French language in their profession will talk with area high school and university French classes about field work in the Caribbean, West and North Africa, parts of Asia and other regions. The online presentations will give students a broader understanding of humanitarian affairs and showcase how learning a second language opens exciting career paths at home and abroad.

French is the world’s sixth most spoken language. Participants from organizations such as the Peace Corps, the Carter Center, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will talk about their time among the globe’s diverse Francophone regions, which are home to more than 220 million French speakers.

October 23
– Panel 1 in English: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
– Panel 2 in French: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more information and to register, please visit the “World Languages Week” website

This program is organized by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the United States, in partnership with Georgia State University’s Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research and participating nonprofit and humanitarian organizations. The Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR) is one of the Department of Education’s sixteen National Foreign Language Resource Centers supported by nationally recognized language professionals and grants under Title VI of the Higher Education Act to broadly improve world language education in the United States.