French is spoken as a first language in France, Haiti, Monaco and in parts of Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, and the US (notably in parts of Louisiana and New England region), and by various communities elsewhere.
PROFICIENCY – BEGINNER
Basic level. One can understand and use everyday expression. One can interact in a simple manner, using simple sentences.
PROFICIENCY – ELEMENTARY
One can understand commonly used expressions. One can communicate in simple manner, using simple sentences and common phrases.
PROFICIENCY – PRE-INTERMEDIATE
One can understand and discuss about various topics encountered in daily life and give their opinion about such topics.
PROFICIENCY – INTERMEDIATE
One can understand more advanced topics. One can also, speak about such topics more extensively and participate in such discussions.
Why learning French is beneficial?
Being fluent in French becomes an advantage to find a job with the many multinational companies using French as their working language. French is used in a wide range of sectors (retailing, automotive, luxury goods, aeronautics, etc.). France being the world’s fifth biggest economy attracts entrepreneurs, researchers, etc.
Speaking French opens up opportunities for higher education at some of France’s best-known universities often on very favourable financial terms. Students with a good level of knowledge in French may be eligible to enrol on a postgraduate course of their choice in France, leading to an internationally recognised postgraduate degree.
THIRD MOST WIDELY
French is the third most widely used language on the Internet. Understanding and ability to speak French offers an alternative view of the world through communication with French speakers from all over the world. French is not a difficult language to learn. It does not take long to reach a level where you can communicate in French.
France is the world’s top tourist destination and attracts more than 79,5 million visitors a year. The ability to speak even a little French makes it so much more enjoyable to visit Paris and all the regions of France and offers insights into French culture, mentality and way of life.