In Malaysia, a growing number of people are learning French. Below's examples illustrate why more and more people are learning French in Malaysia
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Did you know that French is the second most studied language, after English? French is spoken by over 200 million people across 5 continents and is an official language in 30 countries. Aside from being a beautiful language, French is a language for international communication, culture, diplomacy, science, research and business.

Around the world, more and more people of different ages and backgrounds are learning the language for a variety of reasons. Some learn the language for professional reasons while some do it simply for personal enrichment. Whatever the reason may be, learning French offers countless benefits whilst being an enjoyable experience.

Being proficient in French increases job opportunities and salary potentials as it offers a distinct advantage in the global market. France is known for being the origin of many major companies such as L’Oréal, Total, BNP Paribas, Carrefour, Renault and Lafarge. Students planning to pursue higher studies in France should equip themselves by learning the language as it can be an added advantage, if not a requirement, for application.

French culture is known and appreciated throughout the world. Today, popular French artists like Daft Punk, David Guetta and Bob Sinclar are known the world over. What better way to appreciate and enjoy French culture than to be able to understand the language.

In Malaysia, a growing number of people are learning French. The above examples illustrate just a few of the reasons why people are learning French in Malaysia. The Alliance Française, present in Kuala Lumpur (Lorong Gurney, Bangsar and Subang) and Penang, has attracted around 2,500 students to enrol in French language classes. The Alliance Française is a worldwide network which aims to promote French language and culture, as well as encourage cultural exchanges.

As the official French Language Centre in Malaysia, courses are structured to satisfy the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course content is designed to ensure that all skills pertaining to the language is given importance. Courses are offered to adults and children at various levels. The academic team consists of qualified, experienced and dedicated teachers.

Established since 1961, the Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur (AFKL) is more than just a language centre. Besides offering language courses, AFKL organises examinations and tests for the international certification of French language proficiency such as DELF, DALF, TEF, and TEFAQ. AFKL is responsible for the national coordination of DELF-DALF in Malaysia.

In an effort to create a complete study environment, cultural activities are organised throughout the year at AFKL itself and other cultural venues. Major activities and events include the French Art and Film Festival, Fête de la Musique, and French Language Week.

Regardless of the reason for learning the language, it will be a beneficial and enriching journey. The AFKL strives to offer the best it can in teaching the French language and promoting French culture to all.

3 Centres à Kuala Lumpur

The AFKL main centre is located at:
15 Lorong Gurney, 54100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-26947880

14, Jalan Telawi 2, 2nd floor, Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur

Petaling Jaya
Taylor's College,
Lake view campus

Un centre à Penang

Alliance Française Penang
46, Jalan Phuah Hin Leong,
10050 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: 604-227 6008 / 228 9719
Fax: 604-229 0876