September 8, 2016

FRENCH

Why learn French

  • French is the official language in 41 countries!

  • French is the second most influential language in the world!

  • 175 million people around the world understand, speak, read or write French

  • French is the most widely taught “second language” after English

  • French is one of the most frequently used languages on the Internet!
  • French, along with English, is the official working language in numerous international organizations or agencies!

  • Ability to speak French will increase one’s job opportunities and salary potential!

  • For those with appropriate French skills, there are possibilities to work in the following fields: international business, international agencies, tourism and hospitality industry, diplomatic service, post office, French research institutes, teaching, translation, interpreter, government!

  • Over 50% of English words have their origins in French!

  • In humanities and social sciences, many important writings have come from France!

  • France is one of the world’s major foreign tourist destinations (75 million tourists every year)!

  • France is Europe’s foremost investor abroad!

  • Learning French will develop one’s critical and creative thinking skills!

  • French is the lingua franca of culture, including art, cuisine, dance, and fashion!

  • French opens up an entire world of sporting events to aficionados!

  • France is renowned for the quality of its technology! It has the world’s fastest commercial train, the TGV, the Channel Tunnel, and is a leader in aerospace, engineering and physics among others!

  • France has won more Nobel Prizes for literature than any other country in the world (12) and is one of the top producers of international films!