We invite you to turn your head and crane your neck overseas— where your first language becomes a foreign language. With globalisation and internalisation in mind, you cannot imagine the huge number of people who want or need to learn another language.
Arabic is spoken by over 280 million as a native language and one of the most profound of languages in the world. Arabic is also one of the official languages of the United Nations and was recently identified as one of the ten most important languages for the UK's future.
Urdu language, member of the Indo-Aryan group within the Indo-European family of languages. Urdu is spoken by more than 100 million people, predominantly in Pakistan and India. It is the official state language of Pakistan and is also officially recognized, or “scheduled,” in the constitution of India. Significant speech communities exist in the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States as well. Notably, Urdu and Hindi are mutually intelligible.
French is one of the world’s major languages. It is a main or official language not just in France, but in parts of Belgium and Switzerland, in Monaco, in parts of Canada – notably but not only in Quebec – as well as being widely spoken in north and west Africa, Lebanon, and parts of south-east Asia, particularly in former French colonies. It is an official or a main second language in 55 countries worldwide, and is reputed to be the foreign language which is most widely used in international communications, after English. Almost 300 million people speak French as their native language or as a second language.