Do you teach French or Swiss?
This question deserves an article because many learners do not dare to ask their Swiss teacher for fear of upsetting him or her. So, let's be clear: in Switzerland, we teach French! Period. I could stop there, but you would probably suspect me of wanting to close the case. So here are a few details. First of all, the "Swiss" doesn't exist. Switzerland recognizes 4 national languages: German (spoken by 63% of Swiss), French (23%), Italian (8%) and Romansh (0.5%) and federal laws exist in German, French and Italian. English is spoken by 20% of the population, but mainly in urban or tourist areas. I will explain you the case of the Alemannic dialects on another occasion. French grammar is the same on both sides of the border. Here you can sometimes hear Germanisms such as "Va aider à ta soeur!” instead of "Va aider ta soeur!". "But the differences are more noticeable in vocabulary