Ensemble en France, with the MOOC, the blog is a complete online resources on the French society aiming at immigrants. It answers their everyday cultural questions.
Each part of the project decodes in its own way France’s complexity, its values and its red tape and allows the reader to discover the shades of the French language and to master them.
The purpose of the project is to make France understandable to foreign people, to help them navigate through their new territory by giving them the keys so that everyone, new comers and “already there” immigrants can live together (“ensemble en France”) in harmony.
The Ensemble en France blog
The blog is divided into 3 categories that focus on everyday life: “Does it sound strange to you?”, “Why not women?” and “Foreigner in France?”. The blog offers short texts in easy-to-understand French that can be used by French teachers as teaching material and serve as a support for a debate.
The 3 categories have the following purposes: reassure, orientate and exchange.
- Reassure by showing the way to immigrants willing to live in France by emphasizing the role of immigration
- Orientate by decoding some cultural or social French habits and by answering frequently asked questions on education, family, laïcité…
- Exchange by sharing “good practice” on women’s rights and by promoting gender equality
The Ensemble en France MOOC
The MOOC is a free training program with 60 videos subtitled in 7 languages to help you understand the French Republic and its values. It also help you learn French. This pedagogical training on the values of the Republic and on the French language is built around storied that mix class material (mainly the videos) and fun activities to help learners remember. All the principles of the French Republic, such as democracy, freedom of opinion, equality, laïcité, Republican school, new family structures, work… are decoded in the MOOC.