The language of culture

February 12th, 2009

v08French is often considered as the language of culture. A French lesson is a cultural journey into fashion, gastronomy, the arts, architecture and science. A knowledge of French provides access to great works of literature, as well as films and songs. It is the language of Victor Hugo, Molière, Antoine de St Exupéry, Voltaire, Jean-Paul Sartre, Claude Monet, Edith Piaf, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Louis Pasteur, Louis and Auguste Lumière, Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Audrey Tautou, Christian Dior, Zinedine Zidane, Luc Besson and many more.

spoken on the five continents

Along with English, French is the only language that is taught in every country in the world and the ninth most widely spoken language.
The second most widely learned foreign language after English, it is also the third most used language on the Internet, meaning it offers an alternative view of the world through communication with French speakers from all the continents and news from French-language international media. More than 200 million people on all five continents speak French. Francophonie, the international organisation of French-speaking countries, comprises 68 states and governments.
France operates the biggest international network of cultural institutes.