More than 300 million people speak French on the five continents. The OIF, an international organisation of French-speaking countries, comprises 88 member States and governments. French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, and the fifth most widely spoken language in the world.
French is also the only language, alongside English, that is taught in every country in the world. France operates the biggest international network of cultural institutes, which run French-language courses for close on a million learners.
Why the future of French is African ?
44% of French-speakers live in sub-Saharan Africa.
By 2050, a full 85% of French speakers could live on Africa, according to an estimate by an organisation that monitors statistics on who speaks the language.
The Alliance Française is a language and cultural relations organization. It was created in 1883 in Paris by renowned humanists, including Louis Pasteur and Jules Verne, with the principal objective of promoting and teaching the French language around the world.
Since then, it has developed into a global network of the Alliance Française institutions operating in 135 countries around the world, with the common aim of fostering friendship between peoples, through the promotion of the French language and cultural diversity.
The Alliance Française of Dar Es Salaam (AFDAR) is a registered Tanzanian non-profit organization run by a Board of Directors comprised of professionals, cultural figures and operating with the support of the French Embassy. It was founded in 1961 and is located in Upanga.