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How much of the local language do you need for daily living? Are local language classes/tutors available and affordable?

Almost no one speaks English in the city. You will need to learn basic French to get around at all. - Jul 23, 2014
Very little English is spoken. You need French! - Oct 24, 2013
French is spoken exclusively. If you want to be comfortable and function outside of your home, you need some French. - Apr 12, 2012
There is little to no English, so French is a definite asset. - Aug 3, 2011
Lots. French is necessary. - Jul 16, 2010