French Connection - French language around the world
French isn't just spoken in France - more than 100 million speakers use French in over 50 countries throughout the world.
The BBC TV programme The French Connection looks at how French is spoken around the world. What does the language represent for its different communities, and what does the future hold for this ever-changing language? Here are some key extracts from the programme. You can also check the links for more information.
Read the programme transcript.
What does French mean to its speakers across the world?
What is la francophonie? Artists and politicians share their perspectives.
What's in a name? A young film director talks about his language and identity.
In Francophone regions of Canada, identity is deeply rooted in language, but how can they protect this?
The French Caribbean islands are a linguistic melting pot. Writers and artists explore the richness of creole.
The cultural meeting point for francophone Africa.
What will French sound like in the future?
Links on la francophonie, francophone music and countries