Peace Corps - Paix Tunisie- Cours de Situation
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This guide, entirely in French, is designed for language training of Peace Corps workers in Tunisia and reflects daily communication needs in that context. It consists of 25 theme-based lessons, each containing a situational dialogue, vocabulary, and exercises. The exercises focus more on new vocabulary and its usage than on systematic grammar learning. An introductory section describes the materials and makes some suggestions for additional classroom activities, including guided discussion. Lesson themes include: personal identification; greetings and leave-takings; grocery shopping; the post office; bargaining; going to the movies; clothes shopping; a visit to the doctor; going to the public baths; renting an apartment; discussing weather; the marketplace; restaurants; travel; taking a train; the classroom; an injury; taking the bus; being on time; discussing work; dealing with police; classroom discipline; reserving transportation; banking; and social invitations.
PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
Tunisia: 1962-1996, 2013, Currently Inactive
Tunisia: Education, Environment, Agriculture, Health, Business, Youth & Community Development
French is an official language in 29 countries, most of which form la francophonie (in French), the community of French-speaking countries. It is an official language of all United Nations agencies and a large number of international organizations. According to the European Union, 129 million, or twenty-six percent of the Union's total population, can speak French, of whom 72 million are native speakers (65 million in France, 4.5 million in Belgium and an additional 2.5 million in Switzerland, which is not part of the EU) and 69 million are second-language or foreign language speakers, thus making French the third language in the European Union that people state they are most able to speak, after English and German. Twenty percent of non-Francophone Europeans know how to speak French[clarification needed], totaling roughly 145.6 million people in Europe alone. As a result of extensive colonial ambitions of France and Belgium (at that time governed by a French-speaking elite), between the 17th and 20th centuries, French was introduced to colonies in the Americas, Africa, Polynesia, the Levant, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean.
French (Tunisian) is spoken in: Tunisia
French (Tunisian) is also called: Français, française, la langue française