The aim of the France Strategy is to develop Saarland within a generation into a powerful German-French multilingual region. This will increase the franco-german economic cooperation in the region, provinding jobs in different sectors for future generations.
German Bundesland of Saarland plan to make French its lingua franca in addition to German by 2043.
German Bundesland of Saarland.
With the strategy, the region actively promotes a bilingual approach at all levels of administration. It is supported by a curriculum including compulsory French, starting in preschool.
More than half of all kindergartens in the area are already bilingual. Multi-lingualism is also considered an economic success factor for the future ensuring better access to markets in the French-speaking community across 57 countries.
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