French (français) is a Romance language originally spoken in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Switzerland, and today by about 300 million people around the world as either a native or a second language, with significant populations in 54 countries. French is descended from the Latin of the Roman Empire, as are languages such as Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Romanian, and Portuguese. Its development was also influenced by the native Celtic languages of Roman Gaul and by the Germanic language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. It is an official language in 41 countries, most of which form what is called in French La Francophonie, the community of French-speaking nations.
Vincent van Gogh art book
Recreational, Instumental, and Critical/Educational - This van Gogh art book fits into all three categories. It is recreational reading for someone who loves van Gogh's art and wants to learn more about him in their free time. It is Instrumental reading because as you read, you are learning more about the life and art techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Third, it is a Critical/Educational book because you may be reading about van Gogh for a school project or report.
Black Cat art print
Instrumental, Social-Relational - This art piece is instrumental reading because you are learning something about it as you read it. You find out what the piece is called and who painted it. It is also Social-Relational reading because my husband and I were discussing what it said and if we liked it before we bought it for our home.