French might not be the most exotic language in the world but it is sexy. And yes, you might be surprised but it is one of the first reasons why people decide to learn it.
Beside this of course it is the language of over 220 million people worldwide and is the official language of 29 countries, second only to English in this category.
French is also one of the working languages of the United Nations alongside English, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese and is also one of the working languages of many other international institutions.
We should also mention the Olympic Games, here again it is an official language of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and hence of the Olympic Games.
Most importantly though French is the language of love.