So what future does the French language have? Watch
Why? Because despite the dominance of English, the number of French speakers has actually shot up in recent years.
In 2014, there were an estimated 274 million speakers of the language – a 25 percent increase since 2010 – according to a report by the International Organization of la Francophonie (OIF).
Of this number, 212 million spoke the language on a daily basis, representing a rise of seven percent in four years.
Notably, countries in sub-Saharan Africa saw a 15-percent hike in French speakers, thanks to demographic growth and the prioritizing of French in the education system.
Moreover, French was found to be the second most studied language in the world, the fifth most spoken language, the second working language in most organizations and the fourth language of the internet.
It will certainly always have a place for me.
There was a highly controversial vote brought in by certain Cantons in Switzerland to remove French from the obligatory education system for younger children. Naturally, the vote didn't get a majority but it's a bit worrying to think that such a historically rich and important language may be lost.