Here is an experience I had..
I travelled to an African country called Togo because I got married to a togolese. I was worried because I am a native English speaker and Togo's official language is French. To my utmost surprise a few people could interact in English language. This heightened my decision to learn French. It's not too late to learn a language. Feel free to click on my profile and let me help you in your English language journey. I can help you speak the English language fluently.