The Babbel Blog

language learning in the digital age

Vive la France! or further reasons why you should learn French

Posted on March 20, 2014 by

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestEmail this to someone

At the occasion of the International Francophonie Day which is celebrated everywhere around the world today, we conducted a little research about the French language and found out some astonishing facts which we wanted to share with you.

French is one of the very few languages spoken all over the world, ranked the sixth most widely spoken language after Mandarin Chinese, English, Hindi, Spanish and Arabic. There are currently over 220 million French speakers worldwide.

In Europe, the largest populations of French speakers are essentially to be found in Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg. French is Europe’s second most widely spoken mother tongue, after German but ahead of English.

French is the second most widely learned foreign language in the world, together with English, it is taught as a foreign language in the education systems of most countries around the world. At Babbel it is one of the most demanded learning language among our learners, and it keeps growing, along with our French team, which will keep you posted with upcoming new French courses!

FrenchWeek_Eng

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Comments

“In Europe, the largest populations of French speakers are essentially to be found in Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg.” There are quite à large number of French speakers in France too, actually. ;-)

Voleurs en embuscade… Babbel a su créer une application ludique et simple qui a vraiment permis à mon fils de progresser.
Le hic est dans la méthode de règlement 19€ 95 pour trois mois, on a trouvé ça adapté et on a validé. Mais il y a une tacite et sournoise reconduction.
Alors que nous n’utilisons plus l’application depuis des moi Babbel nous prélève toujours les 19€ 95 tous les 3 mois depuis un an.
Et sans passer par les achats InApp d’Apple où je sais regarder pour désactiver, il faut aller sur le site de l’éditeur et leur demander pour stopper.

Bref à utiliser avec précaution !

Why can’t I get the Norwegian app for iPad from the UK store? I want to do the free 3 month offer but not without the app.

Help me please!!!

Why can’t I get the Norwegian app for iPad form the UK store? I want to do the free 3 month offer but not with the app.

Help me please!!!

Hi Michael,

it’s not released yet but will be soon!
Thanks for your patience! :)

Leave a Reply