Best Foreign Languages to Learn in Ghana

Are you in need of a foreign language to learn in Ghana? Foreign language is gaining a lot of popularity in Ghana. Generally, Ghana is an English speaking country, but there is a need to learn other foreign languages.

In fact, the President is pushing to make French a formal language in Ghana. However, this shouldn’t be your only reason for learning a foreign language in Ghana. The benefits of learning a foreign language are too numerous.

For the purpose of this article, we’ll be looking at some of the best foreign languages to learn in Ghana. You could learn these languages just for fun or to increase your chances of gaining a foreign job. There are many languages schools in Ghana where you could enrol to learn a foreign language.


Best Foreign Languages to Learn in Ghana


According to statistics, French is spoken by more than 260 million people on five continents. French is the official language or one of the official languages of 70 nations. French is the second most studied language after English. It is also the fifth most spoken language in the world.

Countries such as Canada, France, Belgium and Guyana which have a great job and business opportunities for Ghanaians speak French majorly.

What’s more, French is one of the official (and working) languages of the United Nations (including UNESCO), the European Union, the International Olympic Committee, NATO, OECD, and the International Red Cross.


The Chinese language is gaining a lot of popularity in Ghana. In fact, having an oral and written idea of Chinese could earn you a job in Chinese organizations in Ghana. After English, Chinese is also the most spoken language in the world with about 1.5billion speakers.

If you also want to study in China, you’ll also need a knowledge of Chinese.


Spanish is well spoken all over the world. The language has over 600 million speakers all over the world. Major speakers such as Mexico, Argentina, and Spain have a lot of great economic opportunities for foreigners who can speak Spanish. Not just that, learning Spanish is fun, just give it a try today.


German is spoken majorly in Germany (Europe’s biggest economy), Austria, Liechtenstein and some parts of Belgium, Switzerland, and Luxembourg. The language had over 90 million speakers worldwide.

Although having a few speakers, having a knowledge of German language can serve as a good asset. You can get a job in Germany from Ghana just by understanding the language.

In fact, do you know that a Ghanaian doctor who speaks German earn at least € 23,000 in Germany? So, no matter your profession, the German language could be all you need to change your fortune.


Arabic is known as a religious language (Islam). Apart from its religious importance, it is widely spoken in Africa and the Middle East.

The language is spoken by around 422 million speakers in the world making it one of the five most spoken language in the world. So, learning Arabic can be both beneficial religiously or economically, especially if you are looking for a job in the Middle East.

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