Oh, but we can always dream, can’t we?

Pity the folks at Alliance Fran├žaise. These days more people are signing up for Spanish, Mandarin and Arabic language classes, while French slips in popularity. But the president of L’Alliance in New York is putting a brave face on the situation.

“French is here to stay,” [she says,] citing the city’s hard-core cadre of Francophiles and the usefulness of French for commerce, scholarship, the arts and, yes, cuisine.
“You cannot have a vision of the world without the story of French culture,” she said.

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