Why Study French?
For English speakers, French is an easy language to learn. It is the second-most widely studied language in the world, only after English, and the third-most useful language for international business (Bloomberg, 2011; British Council, 2013).
Additionally, French is the fourth-most widely spoken language in the US and the fifth-most commonly spoken language worldwide. It’s the official language in 29 countries in Europe and Africa, spoken by over 270 million people across five continents. It’s also the official language of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross, and international courts.