8 GOOD REASONS TO LEARN FRENCH
French, a language spoken all over the world:
Around 280 million people speak French on all continents. The “Francophonie” brings together 70 states and governments. French is one the most widely learned foreign language after English or Spanish.
Like Spanish and English, French spread throughout the world along with the French colonial empire. Today, there are 29 French-speaking countries all around the world!
If English is the main language of business, then French is considered the language of culture. Its enormous importance is also reflected in the fact that it is the third language with the largest number of non-native speakers.
French, a jub-hunting advantage:
France, the fifth largest trading power, is a leading economic partner. Knowledge of French opens the doors of French companies/organizations in France and abroad in all French-speaking countries (Canada, Switzerland, Belgium and the African continent) and the doors of local companies/organizations in relation with France and the countries French speakers.
French, the language of culture:
French is the international language for cuisine, fashion, theatre, visual arts, dance and architecture. Knowing French means having access in the original version to the great texts of French and Francophone literature, but also to cinema and music.
While the french version of everything mentionned above is not necessarily better by any means,
French, traveling made easier:
France is the most visited country in the world with more than 70 million visitors per year. With notions of French, it is so much more pleasant to visit Paris and all the regions of France as well as Switzerland, Canada, Monaco, the Seychelles, Africa…
French, a welcomed skill in universities:
Speaking French makes it possible in particular to continue one’s studies in France in renowned universities or in the major business and engineering schools, ranked among the best higher education establishments in Europe and in the world. Students proficient in French can benefit from scholarships from the French government.
French, one of the international relations’ language:
French is both a working language and an official language at the UN, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross, etc.
French, world-opening language:
After English and German, French is the third language on the Internet ahead of Spanish.
French, a love language for critical thinkers:
Learning French is first and foremost the pleasure of learning a complex, intricate language that is often called the language of love. French is also an analytical language that structures thought and develops critical thinking, which is very useful in discussions or negotiations.