French is the language of over 200 million people, and most agree French is one of the most beautiful languages in the world. Here are some more reasons to learn French:
A world language
Over 200 million people speak French as their native language, and millions more speak it as a second. It is the second most widely learned foreign language after English. It is also the only language alongside English that is taught in every country in the world.
The ability to speak French is advantageous in the international job market. A knowledge of French opens the doors of companies in France and other French-speaking parts of the world (Canada, Switzerland, Belgium and Africa).
France is the world’s number one tourist destination, attracting 70 million visitors a year. Knowing even a little bit of French makes visiting Paris and other destinations in France all the more enjoyable. French also comes in handy when traveling to Africa, Switzerland, Belgium, Monaco, Canada, the Seychelles and other places.
French is a fairly easy language to learn for native English speakers. More than 50 percent of current English vocabulary is derived from French. Can you guess what these French words mean? télévision, transformation, table, salade.
Speaking French opens up opportunities at renowned French universities and business schools, ranked among the top higher education institutions in Europe and the world.
French is the language of cooking, fashion, theatre, the visual arts, dance and architecture. A knowledge of French offers access to great literary works, films, and songs in the original French. French is the language of Victor Hugo, Molière, Léopold Sendar Senghor, Edith Piaf, Jean-Paul Sartre, Alain Delon and Zinedine Zidane.
Love & reason
French is a beautiful, rich, melodious language, often called the language of love. French is also an analytical language that structures thought and develops critical thinking
French is both a working language and an official language of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross and international courts.
Learning other languages
French is a good base for learning other languages, especially Romance languages (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian) as well as English, since fifty per cent of current English vocabulary is derived from French.
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