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Facts about France


French, second-most-studied foreign language in Europe (October 2014)

The increased study of French is not limited to Europe. We are seeing a steady rise in the study of French worldwide. This can be explained by the prestige and image of refinement associated with our language, by the strength of our economy (despite criticism), but also by the success of French cultural diplomacy, which strives to promote knowledge and appreciation of the French language through projects, events, quality labels and partnerships.

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