Word for the Travel Wise (05/10/06)

France FlagYesterday I got all wigged out about learning languages that challenge us a bit more or aren’t as widely spoken as the one I’m about to throw at you today, but not everyone is ready to jump on this bandwagon. So tonight as I order sweet smelling flowers for my mother for this upcoming mum’s day I’ll teach a word from a language just as sweet as all mother’s around the world. I’ll remember to start up my language revolution again tomorrow!

Today’s word is a French word used in France:

ma reum (mère) – my mum, mother

French is the third largest Romance language in the world in terms of native speakers according to the Wikipedia and is the official language of 29 countries. There are a number of places to learn French abroad which include Canada and Switzerland in addition to France. Amerispan offers immersion programs in all three of the countries and more info can be found by clicking here. Search other study abroad programs at some of these sites here: Coeur de France, Accord French Language School, and Transitions Abroad to name only a few. Swing over to My Language Exchange where you are sure to find someone willing to exchange their lingo skills for some of your own. Free online sources for learning French include France-Pub, French Assistant, and the BBC Languages.
Past French words: confiture, difficile, frottis