Damrn it! You mean now I learnt perl I gotta learn french as well? :)
A few years ago I had to write the set-top box code for an interactive TV programme. In French. An example:
debut lecture reaction nulle @10:00:46:03 fin lecture; si BOUTON=2 alors CANAL=3
There was no paper documentation for the box available to me. I was in the UK and the people who knew the system were few timezones away in (French speaking parts of) Canada. We could only syntax check the code locally, not having the hardware to run it on site.
Of course being a product of the English educational system I can't speak French. In fact I managed to fail Graded Test French (the lowest format of exam available at the time) getting less on the multiple-choice questions than I would have if I had guessed at random.
Gosh that was a fun project (actually - it went surprisingly well :-)