More than 220 million people speak French on all the five continents. It is the second most widely learned language after English and the sixth most widely spoken language in the world, taught on every continent.
France, as the world’s fifth biggest economy, attracts entrepreneurs, researchers and the cream of foreign students.
The ability to speak French is an advantage for finding a job with the many multinational companies using French as their working language, in a wide range of sectors (retailing, automotive, luxury goods, aeronautics, etc.).
WHERE IS IT SPOKEN?
Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African, Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte, d'Ivoire, DRC, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Haiti, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Monaco, Niger, Republic, of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Switzerland, Togo, Vanuatu.
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