and join a community of 300 million people!

In the world, French is spoken by 300 million people. French is also a reference language of 56 member States and 19 observer countries of the International Organisation of French Speaking Communities (OIF), more than a quarter of the world’s countries.

In Africa, French is the official language of 20 countries and is widely spoken in 6 other countries. In South Africa, there are over 21 000 French language learners in 300 secondary schools, 3 000 learners in 13 Alliances Françaises and 2 000 students in 18 universities each year.

French is the third most common business language internationally.

French is an important language for travel, whether you are visiting a Francophone country for business or leisure. France is one of the world’s top destinations with more than 80 million visitors a year.

French is also an international language forculture, cooking, fashion, theatre, visual arts, dance and architecture.

Did you know that French was the official language for the Olympic Games? The 2024 Summer Olympics will take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024 in France, with Paris as the main host city.

The Alliance Française de Durban offers flexible training adapted to your needs and budget. Whether your motives are personal, vocational or part of a structured training plan, the Alliance Française will help you find the appropriate language program.