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The world of French language - a short introduction

French is spoken by about 75 million people world wide. It is official language in France, Haiti and Luxembourg and official second language in Canada, Belgium and Switzerland. It is also one of the 6 official languages of the European Union. French is the second most frequently taught language in the world - after English.

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The following pages aim to give a short introduction to French language. Find out fascinating French language facts, a short summery of important French grammar characteristics and French varieties or dialects.

Learning a foreign language is fun, but it has it pitfalls. Many of those can be avoided by taking the royal road to learning French and studying French directly where it is spoken!

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