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Apprendre, Savoir, Approfondir, Progresser

(Learn, Know, Learn more, Progress)

A Savourer, A Partager

(To enjoy and to share)

Aujourd'hui Sans Attendre Plus

(Today without waiting any longer)

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Launched in London in 1998 as, the site has a new name for the 3rd millennium:

A broad general survey for young people interested in France devised and written by Geneviève Brame.

Short texts, all kinds of information about France: the country, its language, its customs and modern developments too... The key to appreciating the attractions of everyday life... French style. You can develop your citizenship whilst getting sidetracked without ever becoming lost. can be visited alone or in a group, in or out of school hours, with or without work guidelines.

In London, the project was coordinated over the years by Jacques Dauvin, Laurent Bazin, then Mireille Déchelette, with Rémy Grenier responsible for its technical implementation.

In 2005, the site was brought up to date by Geneviève Brame supported by the French Institute in the United Kingdom and the Cultural Service of the French Embassy there under the aegis of Jean-Paul Martin.

In 2006, sprang into life again thanks to Mireille Déchelette, Attachée de Coopération pour le français, who gave it a European dimension by involving the French Embassies in Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. This phase of development was largely paid for by TICE funds from the French Foreign Ministry. is offered in three languages: French, English and Dutch. But some rubrics are only accessible in French, such as the monthly news (Le neuf du mois) or the "Arbre à lettres", to prompt visitors' interest for Molière's language, spoken by millions of French speaking people.

A survey using a bilingual questionnaire was conducted in schools in Flanders and the Netherlands. The quality and level of response (over 1,300 replies) showed the site to be suitably structured for these young websurfers, as well as telling us what they expected from it.

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