Learn to speak French like a pro quickly and easily.

Parlez-vous franšais? If not, you've come to the right place. We offer aspiring French speakers the most comprehensive guide to learning French as quickly and as easily as possible. But before you get started, let's tackle the question, "Why learn French?". Ask any French speaker this question and they'll tell you that the answer is easy, French is simply the best language in the world! There are many reasons to learn French. Here are just a few.

There over 300 million people worldwide that speak French. It is the official language in 29 countries and one of six languages adopted by the United Nations. It is the fourth most commonly spoken language in Europe, and according to the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, by 2050, over 700 million people will speak French. Currently, 40% of French speakers live in Europe, 35% in sub-Saharan Africa, 15% in North Africa and the Middle East, 8% in North and South America, and roughly 1% in Asia and Oceania. However, by 2050 it is estimated that over 80% of French speakers will live in Africa. The popularity of French is growing worldwide.

Learning French as a second language makes sense for anyone seeking a career in international business or politics. Knowing how to speak French opens the door to work with multinational corporations, French companies, as well as U.S. based firms with overseas operations. Learning French will enable you to communicate with clients, vendors, and employees from over 29 countries making you an invaluable asset to any employer. French is also an official language of many international organizations including the United Nations, NATO and even the International Olympics Committee. Learning French will lead to many new and exciting career opportunities.

French is also considered by many to be the language of culture. French is unquestionably the international language of cooking, theatre, visual arts, fashion and design, and architecture. It's also a great language to know if you like to travel. France is the number one tourist destination in the world and French is also spoken in Canada, Switzerland, Monaco, the Seychelles and various countries throughout Africa.

While some say Spanish is the easiest language for English speakers to learn, many would argue that French is. (After all, over 25 percent of our vocabulary in English derives from French.) The debate is still out, but we can guarantee that by spending just a few minutes a day practicing French with our easy to use guides, tutorials and exercises you'll be speaking French in no time.

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French for Travelers

French Pronunciation

French Vocabulary (Illustrated)