« Frenchies are bad at foreign languages »: how many times have we heard this sad observation ? And above all, since when? Buried into a deep monolingual environment, French people speak a lot about globalisation and competitiveness without making any efforts in languages that are naturally needed in this context. The PACA area, yet well placed internationally speaking, does not make an exception to this rule… on the contrary! This is clearly demonstrated by this published at the end of last year, in the newspaper « La Provence ». To read carefully, in order to understand why it is an emergency to react!