In addition to certificate and part-time diploma programmes, the French Language Course is taught in undergraduate, postgraduate, MPhil, and doctorate programmes. has 220 million speakers worldwide and around 80 million native speakers. In 29 countries, French is the sixth most widely used language in the world. The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) estimates that it takes native English speakers 600 hours, or 28 weeks of study, to learn French. A speaker of the French language is referred to as a Francophone. The DILF (Diplôme Initial de Langue Française) programme is among the most well-liked basic French language courses offered worldwide. The most prestigious French proficiency exams for non-native speakers are the DELF and DALF, which are jointly administered by the French Ministry of Education and the Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques (CIEP). The minimum score required for the certificate is 50/100, or 5 out of 25 for each module. TEF is a single exam, as opposed to DELF and DALF, and your result decides how many points you obtain for French language competency. TCF is an additional placement test or non-native speakers of French. International language competence assessments are called the TELC, or The European Language Certificates.