By taking a French Language Course with Sprachcaffe in France, you will be able to handle the official language used in France, one of Canada's two official languages and one of the four official languages of Switzerland.
- The French language is a member of the Romance language group of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European languages. As a Romance dialect, French is one of the languages descended from Latin. It is the third of the Romance languages in terms of number of speakers, outnumbered by Spanish and Portuguese.
- Did you know? French speakers are referred to as Francophones.
- French is a widely spoken language throughout Europe as well as in other parts of the world. There are approximately:
- 51 million first language speakers in France
- 77 million first language speakers in the world,
- 128 million French language speakers (including the second language speakers) in the world.
- It is an official or administrative language in various communities and organizations (such as the European Union, UNESCO, United Nations and Universal Postal Union, the International Monetary Fund, among others).
- French is also spoken in 53 other countries including Algeria, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, CAR, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, DRC, Djibouti, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon.
Are you interested in the language? If you are not convinced by the figures, then try our section Why learn French? You can also whet your appetite by getting to know the fantastic destinations where we offer French Language Courses. And if you have already started studying French, don't miss our Tips for learners and Language links and resources.