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Most Popular Countries for French courses

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Most Popular Cities for French courses

Rating: 4.8

4.8
754 reviews
Top Destinations: Paris (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.6

4.6
438 reviews
Top Destinations: Nice (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.6

4.6
498 reviews
Top Destinations: Montpellier (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.7

4.7
191 reviews
Top Destinations: Lyon (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.8

4.8
71 reviews
Top Destinations: Biarritz (city thumbnail)

Most Popular Language Schools for French courses

Atelier 9
#1 Atelier 9
Paris, France

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 264 reviews
Actilangue
#2 Actilangue
Nice, France

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 78 reviews
Accord French Language School
#3 Accord French Language School
Paris, France

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 220 reviews

Key facts about French

Origin of French: With roots in the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, French is a Romance language developed from the Gallo-Romance language spoken in Northern Gaul. It has been heavily influenced by other languages, mainly from the Celtic and Germanic language families, due to trade and the many invasions of the French region during the development of the language. 

Regional differences: French is spoken in many parts of the world, but is largely standardized and mostly mutually intelligible. Variations are mostly found in pronunciation and rhythm, with only minor regional differences in vocabulary and grammar. 

Language family: Indo-European

Native speakers: 76.8 million worldwide: France (60 million), Canada (7 million), Belgium (4 million), Switzerland (1 million), United States of America (1 million).

Major dialects: African French and Maghreb French (Africa), Quebec French (Canada), New England French (USA), Haitian French, Belgian and Swiss French (Europe) 

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