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10 Good reasons to learn French

Wondering why you should learn French? We give you 10 good reasons to start now!

1 – You can speak French anywhere in the world

French is the only language, along with English, to be spoken on all 5 continents. It is the 5th most spoken language, after Mandarin, English, Spanish and Arabic, with more than 300 million speakers in the world. French is the 2nd most taught language in the world. During your travels, you will most likely meet French speakers, an opportunity to make new friends!

2 – French is a romantic language

French is reputed to be the most romantic language in the world. Many people learn the language of Molière for its romantic side. When meeting foreigners, one quickly realizes that many of them would like to speak French and find this language beautiful, melodious, and pleasant to listen to. Even when you are angry, it is difficult to sound harsh and severe, as French is a soft language. Foreigners are very often seduced by the French accent, whether a French person speaks in his or her language or in another language.

3 – Learning French to differentiate yourself in the job market

French is the 2nd business language in Europe, and the 3rd in the world. Speaking French will therefore be a real added value and will allow you to stand out from other candidates on your CV. It is very likely that you will need to master French if you wish to work internationally. France is the 5th largest trading power in the world and an important economic partner, so there is no doubt that knowing French can be very useful. But by speaking French, you can also apply for jobs in other French-speaking countries: Canada, Belgium or Switzerland.

4 – Learning French to learn other Latin languages

French is the most complex Romance language. Once you master it, it will be easier to learn Italian, Spanish, Portuguese or Romanian. If your dream is to be multilingual, French is a great way to start, and will help you learn other languages!

5 – French is growing

French is increasingly spoken, and will soon become the most spoken language in Europe, before German. According to statistics from the International Organization of the Francophonie, by 2050, it is estimated that there will be more than 700 million French speakers in the world. Speaking French represents a real opportunity and will be the main language of communication with English.

6 – French is the official language of important institutions

French is one of the two official languages at the UN, NATO and UNESCO in the European Union, and also at the Red Cross internationally. It is also the language spoken in the 3 cities where the main European institutions are located: Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg. If you want to make a career in international organizations or in the legal field, mastering French is essential!

7 – Discover the French culture

Would you like to visit Paris, the French Riviera or even Brittany? Mastering French will make your trip all the more enjoyable! France attracts more than 70 million visitors each year, making it the most visited country in the world.

By traveling to France and communicating in French, you will be able to immerse yourself in the French culture, discover the French cuisine, interact with the locals…

8 – It is an accessible language

French is everywhere, it will not be difficult for you to find resources in French, books, films, podcasts, to learn French. You will also be able to meet French people and take French classes with native speakers.

9 – French is not so difficult to learn

Contrary to popular belief, French is not a very complicated language. Sure, it is more complex than others, but 50% of the current English vocabulary is based on French. If you already know English, then it will be easier for you to learn French. Similarly, if you speak a Latin language, such as Italian or Spanish, you will find many similarities, and you will be able to understand and communicate simply after only a few lessons.

10 – Learn French to study in good universities

France is the 3rd country to welcome the most foreign students. French education is known to be one of the best in the world, and delivers internationally recognized degrees. Many foreign students learn French to have the opportunity to study in France, their number has increased by 75% in 10 years.

The French government is also keen to make education accessible to both French and foreign students by not imposing very high costs.

 

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