Learn French

French, while being widely recognized for its richness and beauty, is also the 5th most spoken language in the world:

  • There are around 76 million native speakers

  • There are about 235 million daily speakers and about 100 million learners/non-native speakers of French, spread across five continents

  • French is recognized as an official language in 29 countries.

History of the French Language

French is a Romance language descended from Vulgar Latin. Specifically, it began to emerge from the Gallo-Romance dialects spoken in what is now northern France. This territory was named Gaul, and its residents spoke a Celtic Gaulish language until the Roman Empire occupied the region. During this time, Latin was spoken by elite classes, while Gaulish remained spoken in most of the rural and peasant population. Following the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 6th century, Latin continued to be spoken by elites and some non-elites alike. However, rural and lower classes did not widely use Latin until much later. This evolution led to a slow mixing of words and structures from Gaulish and Vulgar Latin, producing the Gallo-Romance tongue.

Like English, there are also archaic forms of Old and Middle French. From the 8th to14th centuries, Old French split into northern and southern dialects. This division was caused by Germanic invasions in the north, bringing Frankish linguistic influence. While Old Occitan was spoken in the South, Old French in the North became a mix of Gallo-Romantic/Latin characteristics and new Germanic forms. Between the 14-17th centuries, Middle French was refined through the use of the Francien dialect, losing case declensions and other grammatical elements from Old French dialects. In the 17th century, Modern French replaced Latin as the primary language of diplomacy, or lingua franca. Modern French blossomed in urban regions like Paris, where the Parisian dialect was adopted among elites and propagated. This movement was accompanied by a concerted effort by the French government to eradicate regional languages and dialects during the 1800s.

Due to imperial expansion overseas, there are many dialectical and lingual French variants, including Creole and African languages and dialects. It is also the most spoken native language in the EU. Furthermore, it is used as the official diplomatic language in several official departments of the EU, like the Court of Justice. The majority of French speakers live in Africa, and the language is likely to continue to bloom in the Sub-Saharan region. With the advent of the internet, standard French will likely continue to be a useful language, with a rich history of variation and stylization.

Why Learn French

Improve Career Prospects

French will make you highly valuable to potential employers whether you are pursuing translation, international law, business, engineering, cosmetics, or any other career. By taking French lessons, you distinguish yourself from your peers.

Enjoy French Culture

France and other Francophone countries offer a wealth of literature, film, music, and theatre, all of which become accessible if you learn French. If travel is not an available option, these resources are becoming increasingly present online.

Move to a Francophone

Whether you like the busy streets of Paris, the warm beaches of Morocco, the dizzying heights of the Swiss Alps, or the lush rainforests of Madagascar, there is a Francophone country that is right for you! Moving offers total immersion.

Diplomatic Lingua Franca

French has long been a lingua franca in the diplomatic world, particularly in Europe. Whether you take a French course online or a French class at a French school, you are sure to encounter vocabulary that could serve you well in law.

How To Learn French

A Local French School

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Learn French on Your Own

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A Local French Course

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Private Teacher or Tutor

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Learn by Books and Movies

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Dive into a Foreign Culture

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Is It Hard To Learn French

French may have a daunting phonetics system and is well-known for its grammatical peculiarities, but it is also a very manageable language. This poem illustrates…

  • How close most of French sentence structure is to English 
    ● That English has a wealth of loan words from French 
    ● How delightful French is to both read and speak 

“LA FOURMI”

Une fourmi de dix-huit mètres 
Avec un chapeau sur la tête 
ça n’existe pas, ça n’existe pas.


Une fourmi traînant un char 
Plein de pingouins et de canards, 
ça n’existe pas, ça n’existe pas. 


Une fourmi parlant français, 
Parlant latin et javanais 
ça n’existe pas, ça n’existe pas. 
Eh! Pourquoi pas?


                                              - par Juliette Gréco

Best Way to Learn French

Step 1

Alphabet

Learn the French alphabet, which has a few special characters, like accents and other symbols (ç, è, é, ê).

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Grammar Tenses

Learn the tenses in the French language, either through a course, or by studying tables and use in context.

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Step 7

Moods

Learn moods that are specific to French, like the subjunctive. This will help you express doubt/opinion.

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Phonetics

The French language has some confusing phonetics. Learn nasal vowels, silent endings, and prepositions.

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Step 5

Complex Phrases

Learn to put together multiple phrases in a sentence. You can use connectors, transitions, and modifiers.

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Step 8

Upper Advanced

Get a lot of input from native speakers, either in a French class or French lesson setting, or through media.

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Step 3

Basic Dialog

Learn how to meet and greet fellow French speakers. These conversational tactics will always be useful.

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Step 6

Vocabulary

Expand your vocabulary through reading graded readers, as well as easy and intermediate native literature.

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Step 9

Become Fluent

Achieving a language fluency is hard work, that doesn't yet have an exact strategy and isn't taught by most teachers.

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