In today’s world and mainly in Europe knowing several languages is essential. Among them there is no doubt that French is one of the most important:
With 201 million French-speaking speakers in the world (data from the International Organisation of La Francophonie , 2009) and 390 million speakers of French as a second language and/or foreign language (including Africa), French is the fourth most spoken language in the world. It is also one of the six official languages and one of the two UN working languages and the official language of several international or regional organizations including the EU. This is decisive data to explain the importance of French’s current development.
In addition, every year the Costa Brava is chosen by millions of French people, who do not speak Spanish, this makes the knowledge of French essential in industries such as: catering, tourism, official bodies and culture.