Herve Sabourin (Photo Courtesy of the AUF)
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That diversity and modernity are hallmarks of the French-speaking world is the message of this year's Mois de la Francophonie celebrations, taking place across Lebanon in March.The AUF is one of the largest global university networks in the world, with more than 800 member institutions that offer courses taught in French.This year's focus on modernity means there is a large emphasis on engaging young people, something that is also central to AUF's mission, which has recently focused more on "the employability of our students in the professional world," as Sabourin puts it. This emphasis on modernity with all its technological trappings, reflected in the title of this year's events, "Francophonie 4.0," raises the question of the role of other languages in a digital age that relies on English.Sabourin emphasized the benefits to be gained by the next generation by having access to many languages and cultures, in an globalized world.
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