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In a land known for wine, cheese, and romance, life’s possibilities are endless. Now you can learn one of the most romantic languages in history and discover Europe’s heritage.

With a strong economic system and a history of growth, Europe is at the pinnacle of business. Learning French will enable you to work overseas and give you an edge in European business.

At South Mountain Community College, you can learn to speak French in weeks. These in-depth courses focus on vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. In addition to learning the language, you will gain a deeper appreciation of the cultural and historical aspects of France.

  • French is the 6th most commonly spoken language in the world, with 274 million speakers.
  • French is the second most commonly-taught second language in the world (after English).
  • French is one of two or more official languages in Belgium, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Channel Islands (Guernsey and Jersey), Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti (the two official languages are French and French Creole), Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Switzerland, and Vanuatu.
  • There are 33 French speaking-countries – French is the or an official language in 33 countries, second only to English (spoken officially in 45).