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Why Learn French

Why Learn French?

French is a global language. It is spoken on five different continents, a feat only English can match. French and English are also the only languages that are taught in every country on earth. Want to visit Switzerland, Tahiti, Rwanda, or Louisiana? French will get you through.

France is the world’s fifth largest economy, and many multinational companies are eager to recruit job candidates fluent in both French and English.

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. Proficiency in French is essential for anyone considering a career in any international organisation.

French is the language of the philosophers of the 18th century Enlightenment, who helped to spread the idea of human rights throughout the world.

French makes English easier. Since more than half of modern-day English vocabulary is derived from French, a solid French background makes you more likely to understand (and be able to spell) a new English word the first time you encounter it.

French is a language of art and culture. Do you dream of exploring the Musee d’Orsay, attending Dakar Fashion Week, rocking out at the Quebec City Summer Festival, watching movies at the Festival de Cannes, or curling up at home with some classic sci-fi by Cyrano de Bergerac? French is the language for you.

For more reasons, please check out 17 Good Reasons for Parents and School Principals to Choose French, Ten Good Reasons to Learn French, and 7 Reasons You Should Teach Your Children to Speak French.