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French Language

Francophone countries in Africa

Have you noticed how French is being used more and more in South Africa ? Not only is it the language of half the African continent, but trade with the french-speaking African countries is constantly developing. As our international links increase, so the need for French speaking people in various fields (commerce, medicine, engineering, education, tourism, etc) will increase...

Why is it time to learn French?

It will greatly increase your employability in the global market. It could also open the doors to various wonderful pleasures: cooking, music, cinema, art...
While any language is useful for some jobs or for some regions, French is the only foreign language that can be useful throughout the world as well as on the African continent and in Europe. French as a foreign language is the second most frequently taught language in the world after English. French is the only language other than English spoken on five continents. French and English are the only two global languages, recognized by the United Nations.
When deciding on a foreign language for work or school, consider that French is the language that will give you the most choices later on in your studies or your career.

French, the other African language

French is spoken in Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Comores, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco...

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French Language - News

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    The 8th annual Francophonie Festival is taking place in Pretoria from 11 to 30 March 2017

    The annual Francophonie Festival at the Alliance Française Pretoria is a platform available to Embassies, Institutions, Francophone and Francophiles in Pretoria for the promotion of French cultural and linguistic diversity. The festival is a great way to learn about other cultures and explore the… Read more
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    La Caravane des dix mots: Afrique du Sud 2016

    Philomène& est un projet artistique créé par Willemien/Philomène Rust, auteure-compositrice-interprète sud-africaine et professeur de FLE à l’Université de Pretoria. Elle collabore (« & ») avec différents artistes afin de réaliser ensemble des projets créatifs : clips de musique, films créatifs,… Read more
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    Pretoria’s French champions "Plus haut, plus vite, plus fort"

    By Maroné van Veijeren In August Rio called for our country’s top athletes, but before everybody was watching in suspense, Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria (AHMP) hosted the quadrennial French Olympic Games. On 30 July AHMP, Die Hoërskool Menlopark, Hoërskool Waterkloof, Pretoria High School… Read more

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According to your personal taste and interests, Frenchlinks helps you get in touch with the French speaking community and agencies in South Africa and Lesotho. Learn more...

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Contact

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Co-operation Attaché for French

Tel. (+27) 12 425 17 20

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Project Manager for French

Tel. (+27) 11 646 1169 ext 113

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Caravane des 10 mots 2016

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"C'est propre à la jeunesse de comparer la brise à un tourbillon" Edmund Cooper

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