French is a world language and more than 220 million people speak French on the five continents. French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, and the sixth most widely spoken language in the world. French is also the only language, alongside English, that is taught in every country in the world.
It is a language for the job market and the ability to speak French and English is an advantage on the international job market. As the world’s fifth biggest economy and third-ranking destination for foreign investment, France is a key economic partner.