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France Strategy Saarland

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.  

WHAT:

German Bundesland of Saarland plan to make French its lingua franca in addition to German by 2043.

 

WHERE:

German Bundesland of Saarland.

 

HOW:

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.

 

RESULTS:

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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Тагове Multilingualism