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French schools to ramp up security with 'mock attacks'
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French schools will soon be forced to stage simulated attacks in a bid to prepare children for potential terror attacks, among other measures.

Three French universities make global top 100
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France had three universities in the global top 100, and 22 in the top 500.

French pupils protest English exam for being too hard
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Manhattan is in New York? Who knew? Not these French pupils.

France to put €1 billion into improving teachers' pay
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France's teachers are soon to take home a bit of extra cash each month.

French is the world's 'second favourite language to learn'
Photo: Christian Hornick

The Germans may have a more powerful economy than the French, but their language trails a long way behind.

Universities dismiss 'lottery' for Paris medical students
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University authorities have denied claims that Paris medical students will be selected at random.

French Muslim sent home from school over long skirt
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Her skirt was deemed to be "conspicuously religious".

Why the baby brain can learn two languages at same time
How do babies learn language? Photo: Irene Zaccari / Flickr

Is it confusing for babies to learn two languages simultaneously?

Court forces Paris high school pupils to smoke outside
Photo: AFP

The court ruled that smoking cigarettes poses a greater danger to pupils than a potential terror attack.

French pupils on the warpath again over labour reforms
Students throw projectiles at riot police in Montpellier, southern France, during a demonstration against the government's planned labour reform. Photo: AFP

High school protests against France's planned labour reforms have turned violent, again.

'Smoking a bigger danger to French pupils than terrorism'
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Terrorism kills (but so does smoking) argues a French health expert who is angry at pupils being allowed to light up on school grounds due to the terror threat.

Guestblog - French language week
Oh là là - How to really use the best three words in French
How to use Oh là là properly. Photo: AFP

If there are three words you need in France they are "Oh là là" (nope not Ooh la la), explains our guest blogger, because they can be used in so many ways.

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