Why learn French ?


Do you know that as an English speaker, even before you start studying French, you already know 15,000 French words?

Learning French will help develop your international business contacts, increase your job opportunities and boost your career.

Or you may be travelling to France soon and want to impress the locals or just make your trip a little easier.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to learn French, it will also set you apart from others and open many doors…


  • French is spoken by over 220 million people, on 5 continents.


  • French is the second most commonly learned foreign language in the world – it is the only language, alongside English, that is taught  in every country in the world.


  • French is the most frequently known language by Europeans besides their mother tongue.


  • French and English are the only two languages appearing on all five continents.       If you speak both, you have a much better chance to be understood, wherever you go.


  • As surprising as it may appear, according to a recent study, by 2050 the most-spoken language in the world won’t be English, nor will it be Mandarin; it will be French. Not because the French population is booming but because it is widely spoken in sub-Saharan Africa, one of the fastest growing regions of the world. That may well be the reason why French is nowadays – after English – the most popular second language in Mainland China.


  • French is an official language of many international organizations, including the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO and the International Olympic Committee. It is the language of the three cities where the EU institutions are headquartered: Strasbourg, Brussels and Luxembourg.


  • French is the language of culture, a passport to architecture, literature, art, music, theatre, cinema, dance, cuisine, and fashion.


  • French is the third most prevalent language on the internet, giving you access to high-quality internet sites, as well as an alternate viewpoint of the world.


  • French is the language of France, the world’s number-one tourist destination (more than 79,5 million visitors per year), as well as many other fascinating countries. The ability to speak even a little French will make a huge difference and greatly enhance your travel experience.


  • French is a good base for learning other languages, especially Romance languages such as Spanish, Italian, Portuguese or Romanian.