French is a language already widespread and whose expansion is still increasing due to economic and population growth of Africa. She has the distinction of covering highly developed countries, developing countries and to be the official language of many institutions. Its cultural influence is also no equal and learning French is highly appreciated in the higher social strata worldwide.
Arabic is a Semitic language spoken today as a first or second language by over 220 million people2 in the Arab world and the Arab diaspora. The Arabic language is marked by a significant diglossia between written Arabic, especially written lingua franca, and Arabic dialect, especially oral vernacular. The literal Arabic includes classical Arabic (pre-Quranic, Koranic and post-Qur'anic) and Modern Standard Arabic. The Arabic dialect includes many regional varieties, not all of them intelligible.
Italian is a language belonging to the group of Romance languages of the Indo-European family. Italian is estimated that worldwide about 61.7 million people speak or study including a million in France. Italian is spoken mainly in Italy (and San Marino), where it is the national language, but also in Switzerland, mainly in the south (Ticino and Graubünden), where it is the national language (representing about 6.8% Swiss speakers). At the Vatican, it is the second official language with Latin.
English is the language of business together with the language of many developed countries. USA, Canada, Australia, England have in common the language of Shakespeare, as well as countries with high potential such as India and Nigeria.
Spanish is one of the most important languages in the world. In addition to Spain, it covers almost all of Central America and South America. This part of the world is booming and increased economic exchanges are an essential Spanish language.
German is spoken in Germany and in several European neighboring countries. This is one of the main languages in Europe and one in which education is the most widespread in the world, after English and French.
With the rapid economic development of China, the Chinese language has become a primary importance. Previously used almost solely in cultural and diplomatic relations, it is now essential for any business relationship with the Middle Kingdom, Hong Kong and Taiwan included.
The Russian regained gradually a major role on the international level through a developing economy and a major geopolitical role. Language in Russia and some former USSR countries, Russian is the second language of many other independent country since the fall of the Soviet Union.
Portuguese ranks fifth of the most spoken languages in the world if we take into account the number of people whose mother tongue is. It is the most spoken language in South America and the Southern Hemisphere, but second in Latin America after the Spanish. It represents a total of 245 million speakers whose mother tongue is in the world.