Question from English4Today member Irene in Canada:
Does the word French need to be capitalized in the following sentence?
- Please encourage french reading for pleasure as a family activity.
I feel that it should have a capital, however, other people are debating this.
Yes, Irene. In English we use capitals when referring to languages or language activities.
- German poetry
- French reading
- Italian literature
Have a look at the Online English Grammar section on Capital Letters