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					Medgar Evers College Preparatory School
Dr. Michael A. Wiltshire, Principal

Department of World Languages
Dr. Jean Adilifu, Assistant Principal




A Celebration of
French Language and Culture                                     May is
Hosts:                                                     Haitian Heritage
                                                                Month
Dr. Jean Adilifu
Mr. N. Velcimé, Teacher of French
French Language Students
                                        Thursday, May 27, 2010
                                          4:00pm - 6:00pm
                                         Student Dining Hall
Enjoy
    A Parade of Nations
    Food
    Fashion Show
    Music
Countries where French is a national language:
       Belgium                                     Ivory Coast
       Benin                                       Luxembourg
       Burkina-Faso                                Madagascar
       Burundi                                     Mali
       Cameroon                                    Monaco
       Canada                                      Niger
       Central African Republic                    Republic of Congo
       Chad                                        Rwanda
       Comoros                                     Senegal
       Democratic Republic of Congo                Seychelles
       Djibouti                                    Switzerland
       France                                      Togo
       Gabon                                       Vanuatu
       Guinea
       Haiti                                       Over
Other member states of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF):
      Bulgaria                                     Morocco
      Cambodia                                     Mauritania
      Cape Verde                                   Mauritius
      Dominica                                     Moldova
      Egypt                                        Romania
      Equitorial Guinea                            Saint-Lucia
      Guinea-Bissau                                Sao-Tomé et Principe
      Laos                                         Tunisia
      Lebanon                                      Vietnam

Associate states:
       Albania
       Andorra
       Greece
       Macedonia

Observer states:


Armenia
Austria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Georgia
Hungary
Lithuania
Poland
Slovakia
Slovenia



It is important to note the distinction between institutional francophonie and
cultural francophonie. Although French is not an official language in Algeria,
Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon, it is widely used in literature and films.

The OIF has Observer Status in the United Nations General Assembly and is an
observer to the European Union, the Organization of African Unity and the UN
Economic Commission for Africa.

				
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