Fly to Fort de France, Martinique. This island is truly a little bit of France in the French Caribbean Islands.
Until the early twentieth century, French was the lingua franca, and today we are seeing another surge in it’s popularity. With almost 275 million people worldwide speaking French, it is a main or official language not only in France, but in other countries in Europe, North and West Africa, and Southeast Asia.
A language long loved by poets and aristocrats, some have said that French is set to reclaim its title as the world’s most commonly spoken language by the year 2050. What better time is there than now to expose your students to the diversity of people and culture in the Francophone world?