|Merci à l’Alliance Française de Seattle qui nous parle du Québec:Focus Francophone
POPULATION: 7, 888, 106
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: French
HISTORY: Québec was the first French settlement in North America. It was called ‘New France’ at the time. Fishermen and farmers established several colonies along the St Lawrence river. Then the Seven Years war saw the end of the first French colonial empire and the selling of both Québec and Louisiana to the British Crown. Though England tried to dissuade the Québecois to use the French language, it remained very popular and is still nowadays a strong identical element of Québec.
FUN FACT: Although both French and Quebecois people speak French, the language has evolved in complete different ways on each side of the Atlantic Ocean. For example the word ‘car’ is said ‘voiture’in French and ‘char’ in French québecois.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS FASCINATING PROVINCE:
Lonely Planet’s Guide to Quebec
|Francophone (def.) The adjective francophone (alternatively Francophone) means French-speaking, typically as primary language, whether referring to individuals, groups, or places. Often, the word is used as a noun to describe a natively French-speaking person.
In a narrower sense, the notion of ‘francophone’ reaches beyond the dictionary definition of “French language speaker”. The term specifically refers to people whose cultural background is primarily associated with French language, regardless of ethnic and geographical differences.
A Francophile (or Gallophile) is a person who has a strong positive predisposition or interest toward the government, culture, history, or people of France. This could include France itself and its history, the French language, French cuisine, literature, etc.
Les devoirs pour mardi:
lire les articles sur Québec, La Nouvelle Orléans et Montréal, répondre aux questions ( doc. 10-2 distribué en classe aujourd’hui).
réviser / apprendre le vocabulaire p.24-25
!!!!!!Interro de vocab mercredi ou jeudi!!!!!!