Where is French the second official language?
French is the second most widely spoken mother tongue in the European Union. Of Europeans who speak other languages natively, approximately one-fifth are able to speak French as a second language. French is the second most taught foreign language in the EU.
Which world organizations have French as the official language?
French is also recognised as an official language by numerous major organizations:
- African Union (AU) (5)
- Amnesty International (4)
- Council of Europe (2)
- European Commission (3)
- Interpol (4)
- International Criminal Court (2)
- International Olympic Committee (2)
- Int. Organization for Standardization (ISO) (2)
Where is France located?
Is English an official language in France?
Of the languages of France, French is the sole official language according to the second article of the French Constitution.
|Languages of France|
|Foreign||English (39%) Spanish (13%) German (8%) Italian (5%)|
|Signed||French Sign Language|
|Keyboard layout||AZERTY, BÉPO|
Why is French an official language of NATO?
French was chosen because it was still widely considered the international language of diplomacy. Spanish and Arabic were added in 1973, because they were the official languages of many nations.
Is French spoken in the United States?
In Louisiana, it is tied with Spanish for second most spoken if Louisiana French and all creoles such as Haitian are included. French is the third most spoken language (after English and Spanish) in the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.
French language in the United States.
|United States French|
Where is French spoken in Europe?
In Europe, French is the official language in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Monaco and Switzerland. Home speakers can be found in Italy. It is one of the official languages of the European Union.
Where is French spoken in North America?
The majority of French speakers in North America live in Canada (11 million) and Haiti (4.7 million). The United States is home to a little over 2 million francophones.