French language Edinburgh Scotland
We have been providing French language in translation, interpretation and voice-over/dubbing for over ten years. Our very own Managing Director is originally from France, which means that we often complete projects requiring French and we work with several clients based in France. We make sure your requirements are covered and deliver exactly what you need thanks to our team of experienced project managers, qualified translators and trusted linguists. Just ask us at French language Edinburgh Scotland for more information or advice. We are here to help.
What services do we offer in French language Edinburgh Scotland
All our services involving French are listed below. Please click for more information.
If you cannot find the service you are looking for, simply contact us to discuss your project and request a quotation. We are more than happy to help you with any question or request you may have.
Facts about French language
- French is an official language in twenty-nine countries across the globe (Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Monaco, Niger, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Switzerland, Togo and Vanuatu).
- Most French speakers live in the African continent – an estimated 115 million people in Africa, spread across thirty-one Francophone countries, use French as either their first or second language. Given the rapid rise of French in Africa, the overall French-speaking population in the world is expected to reach 700 million people by 2050. For this reason, in 2014 Forbes claimed that French could be “the language of the future”.
- In the 17th century, French replaced Latin as the main language of diplomacy and international relations. It fulfilled this role until the mid-20th century, when it was in turn replaced by English, with the United States becoming the dominant global power after WWII. Stanley Meisler of the Los Angeles Times said that the Treaty of Versailles being written in English as well as French was the “first diplomatic blow” against the French language.