France-Atlanta 2016 : Education series

September 30, 2016 | By FRENCH CULTURE ATLANTA

With new technologies and more easily accessibility for traveling, learning a second language is more prevalent than ever. Many high schools require at least one year of a foreign language, yet most students don't realize just how beneficial a second language can be for their future.

International organizations and Non-Government Agencies (NGOs) rely heavily on employees who speak French. With over 220 million French speakers worldwide on the 5 continents, French has the status of an official language in 32 different countries and governments, and is ranked the sixth most widely spoken language.

                                                

Representatives from local NGOs will share their field experience with students in Metro Atlanta high schools and universities from October 12 - 21. Students will be able to learn more about current humanitarian issues that are being addressed by these organizations and discover new ways to use the French language in a professional setting. 

WHEN : October 12 - 21, 2016

WHERE : Participating schools in Metro Atlanta and NGOs

- North Cobb Christian School and CARE

- Chattahoochee High School and Carter Center

- Lakeside High School and CARE

- Dunwoody High School and Peace Corps

- Alpharetta High School and Peace Corps

- The Westminster school and Carter Center

- Summerour Middle School and Peace Corps

- George Walton Comprehensive High School and U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

- Alexander High School and U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

- Morehouse College and Peace Corps

- Langston Hughes High School and U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

- Chamblee Charter High School and U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

To learn more about France-Atlanta 2016 events, please visit france-atlanta.org