Word for the Travel Wise (08/18/06)

France FlagFor all the Tour de France or bicycling fans who dream of cycling across the country one day, this word is for you. And if you have yet to start making this big dream of yours come true isn’t it time you started planning? Check out Discover France and their bicycling tours.

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

vélo – bicycle

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, ma reum (mère), pensées