Commonly known as the language of love, French is spoken by over 80 million speakers worldwide in 29 countries. Historically, French is an international language of literature and scientific standards and is one of the main languages spoken in international organisations including the United Nations, the European Union and the International Olympic Committee.
Alliance Française, the official French language and culture centre in Malaysia, was established in 1961 and offers age-specific language classes for kids. Begin with Immersion Classes for preschoolers aged three to six, Children Classes for kids aged seven to nine, and Teenager Classes for older kids from ten to 14 years old. Each weekly oneand-a-half hour class teaches the fundamentals of the language through fun activities, games and singing. Teachers are native speakers and kids will also learn how to converse as no English is spoken in class, encouraging kids to speak and build up their confidence.
15 Lorong Gurney, KL; Second floor, 14 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar (03 2694 7880/alliancefrancaise.org.my). Immersion Classes, RM550; Children Classes and Teenager Classes, RM470.