You are learning French and have probably heard that it is a good idea to make friends with native speakers because they will be able to help you, and you will be able to copy how they pronounce French words. This may well be true in part, but making foreign friends in a French language school is a very good idea too. Students from other countries will share similar problems you have in learning a new language. More than 100 million young people are learning French at schools and colleges around the world. French is a very important language worldwide.