With almost 300 million French speakers in the world and 125 million people learning French with French-speaking teachers, French is the fifth most spoken means ofexpression in the world, and will probably be the fourth by 2050.
French is the working language of many international organisations (UN, OECD, EU, UNESCO, IOC).
Knowing how to speak French is an asset on your CV when looking for employment in a French-speaking country or when working in an organisation or company related to France.
French is a useful language for travel, as France and French-speaking countries are the most visited countries in the world.
Being able to speak and read French means accessing a culture that embodies important values in European civilization.