Le monde francophone is a reader intended for students who are ready for material at about the R-2 level of difficulty on the FSI reading proficiency scale. It is interesting to note that most of the former French colonies have chosen French as an official language. But the use of the French language may tend to mask cultural differences about which students should be aware. Le Monde Francophone provides introduction to some of the countries and cultures associated with the French language. The bibliography of this volume provides additional guidance.