UNSW Institute of Languages


Languages - French

Aaron Davis

Jade Gomez
French 1A

"I enjoy the relaxed environment and entertaining classes at UNSW Institute of Languages. Overall the course is great fun."


French is spoken as the first language in France and a number of its European neighbours, as well as in the province of Quebec in Canada. Thanks to the historical reach of both French and Belgian colonialism it is also spoken as a second or third language in many parts of Africa, Polynesia and the Caribbean.

In total there are estimated to be more than 200 million French speakers around the world. Approximately 20,000 English words have their origin in French language, which makes much of the French ‘vocabulaire’ easy to learn for native English speakers.

France remains one of the world’s top tourist destinations and French is still a very widely taught language.