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Emmanuel Macron-led French government speaks better English than Americans

Macron speaks English fluently and has even given a number of interviews in English

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Philip Bullock | The Conversation 

One of the most striking features of the recent French presidential elections and the subsequent nomination of a new prime minister and his cabinet has been the attention paid by the French media to the linguistic competences of the nation’s politicians. Certainly one of the best jokes to do the rounds after Emmanuel Macron was elected was that France now has a leader who speaks better English than the American president.

Macron does indeed speak English fluently and has even given a number of interviews in English with the British media. This hasn’t always gone down ...

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First Published: Tue, May 23 2017. 09:50 IST
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