About this site
The aim of Speak French! is to provide a high quality resource for adults who wish to learn French online.
It is part of the Speak Languages! network of websites.
Access to the site is completely free. We are currently adding sound, and soon users will also be able to hear all the phrases and vocabulary spoken by native French speakers.
If you have any comments or suggestions, or spot any mistakes however small, please contact us — we appreciate your feedback.
About the French language
French is spoken as a mother tongue or fluently by around 120 million people worldwide, of whom 50 million live in France itself.
It is also spoken in many other parts of the world including Canada (particularly Quebec), Belgium, Switzerland, numerous countries throughout North, Central, and West Africa, as well as some Asian countries.
So why learn French?
It's a beautiful language
Undeniably romantic, French is generally considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world.
As well as the vast number of people who speak French worldwide, it's also an important language of business, as well as being used as an official language in many international organisations such as the EU, United Nations, and NATO.
Any trip or stay in France will be greatly enriched if you take some time to learn a little of the language. The French you meet will be sure to encourage your efforts to learn it.