Bienvenue au département de français: Welcome to the Department of French

The Department of French at the Universty of Johannnesburg would like to invite you to venture into French with us.

Why French?

French is becoming more and more relevant in South Africa because it is an important international language, spoken by more than 200 million people, as well as the official language of several African countries.

Knowledge of French is currently an asset in South Africa with its fast developing political, economic and industrial relations with Francophone Africa and France. In addition the study of the world of thought, the culture, history and traditions lying behind a foreign language like French, enriches the mind of the learner and promotes creativity, mental flexibility as well as an understanding for cultural differences.

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