Reasons to learn French
1. One language is not enough
In today’s world, speaking one foreign language is not enough. Students who speak several languages better their chances of being accepted onto a degree, and most importantly – land themselves a great job! Learning more than one language enriches the mind and presents new opportunities throughout your life, both professionally and personally.
2. French is (along with English) the only language spoken on all five continents
Over 221 million people speak French across all five continents. It is the second most widely learned language after English and the sixth most widely spoken language in the world! French is also the second most widely taught language after English and is taught on every continent. The OIF (International organization of French-speaking countries) is made up of 77 member States and governments.
3. Speaking French opens up the world online
An ability to understand French offers an alternative view of the world through communication with French speakers from all over the world.
4. It’s fun to learn.
Contrary to popular belief, French is not a difficult language to learn.
5. Visiting France and being immersed in the language
France is the world’s top tourist destination and attracts more than 76.5 million visitors every year. The ability to speak even a little French makes it so much more enjoyable to visit Paris and all the regions of France (from the mild climes of the Cote d’Azur to the snow-capped peaks of the Alps via the rugged coastline of Brittany) and offers insights into French culture, mentality and way of life. French also comes in handy when travelling to Africa, Switzerland, Canada, Monaco, the Seychelles and other exciting countries.
6. Exchange opportunities
It is easy for students to make contact with French speakers of their own age, as pen pals or via the web. Exchange programs offer rewarding experiences for students. Thousands of French schools are twinned with counterparts around the world, creating links with the world’s largest educational network. It’s a proven formula where student language skills improve through experimental learning.