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.
International Exam Preparatory Course
DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française) is the official diploma of the French language awarded by the French Ministry of National Educational. It is conducted to test the French language proficiency of non-native speakers. This exam is administered by the International Centre for French Studies on behalf of France’s Ministry of Education.
DELF Diploma is widely recognized in about 165 countries and valid for lifetime.
The independent certificates for each level correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). CEFR is a guideline produced by the Council of Europe after 12 years of research. Four language skills are assessed at each level: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
Why learning French is beneficial?
Being fluent in French and English 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 USED LANGUAGE
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.
FOR TRAVEL ENTHUSIASTS
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.