1. French is spoken by 300 million people on the 5 continents.
It indicates a 10% increase since 2014. That will be 757 million in 2070! In Africa, French is spoken daily by more than 138 million people in more than 30 countries.
2. It is a language for the Job Market.
France is the 5th biggest economy and countries like Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Morocco also do business in French. In South Africa, nearly 400 French subsidiaries are present, employing directly more than 37,000 people.
3. French is the language of culture
It’s the international language of cooking, fashion, theatre, visual arts, dance and architecture. It is also the official language of the Olympic Games.
4. French is a language for travel.
Travel to France, the world’s top tourist destination with more than 79,5 million visitors a year. But French also comes in handy when travelling throughout Africa, Canada, Monaco, the Seychelles and many other places.