Are you looking into learning French? But you’re still hesitant? Wondering if it’s the right choice for you?
Stop wondering! I’ve gathered some information here, to help you make the right choice. I’ll share with you my top 6 reasons why you should learn French.
1. Get an international exposure
French is the 5th spoken language in the world after Chinese, English, Sapanish and Arabic. It’s the only language, with English that is spoken on the 5 continents. 29 countries and 3 governments in the world have French as official language.
Learning French will help you reach not only French people but also all the francophone population which is about 300 millions of people. You’ ll be able to connect and interact with people around the world.
Imagine a situation where you are on vacation, You are lost and you want to ask your way. You meet some people at the beach. But the only language they speak is French. Embarassing? I guess so, if you don’t speak French.
That’s why you need to learn a foreign language and especially French as it has the power make you reach millions of people around the word.
Studying French will also expose you to French culture, its gastronomy, literature, cinema and philosophy. You ‘ll also discover about the other French speaking countries and festivals like Festival de Canes, FESPACO,…
You ‘ll be able to stay connected with the world and know what’s happening in real time through online channels like France 24, RFI, TV 5 monde…
2. Broaden your career perspectives
If you are planning to work in France, or Canada, or any other francophone country you ‘ll need to speak French language to be able to interact with customers, with your colleagues,... French language will be very useful for your integration and for facilitating your immersion in the society.
In general, being polyglot is a valued talent researched in the professional world. Look around you! There is at least one, if not more, French speaking company in your country and who knows? May be you’ll end up working for one of them.
3. Don’t miss out Business opportunities
If you are a businessman or willing to do business, French is a language you might want to consider. The majority of French speaking population is based out of France and almost half is located in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to a recent survey, about 44% is based in Africa which population has great potentials of growth due to its high birth rates. The proportion of French speakers on the African continent could reach 85% of the total francophone people by 2050 according to an estimate made by an organisation that monitors statistics on Francophones. That represents real business opportunities in the future. You don’t want to miss this…
4. Because you love French
If you love French culture, wine, gastronomy, learning French will help you fulfill your desire. You’ll be able to pronounce your favorite food and indulge it, enjoy your best French movie on Netflix, at the Festival de Cannes, order the “Bordeaux” wine in the restaurant of your choice or visit your dream city in France, and so on… The great thing about all this is that you’ll be able to do it without being embarrassed. There are so many great benefits of learning French!
5. Because it is an everchanging language
Learning French will expose you to a variety of accents and ways of saying things in several countries. Trough it’s expansion out of France, French language has a lot changed and is continuously changing. New vocabulary is regularly added to the dictionary. Learning French will expose you to a dynamic language which is far from fading out but is always rejuvenating.
6. Because it is not so difficult as you may think
French language has a lot of connections with other languages such us English, Spanish, Italian. If you speak one of these languages, you ‘ll quickly notice a lot of similarities in the vocabulary and grammar structure. For example passion, adorable, information, relation, restaurant, carte, diner, entrepreneur are all French words that have the same meaning in English.
I hope you are no more hesitating after reading. Don’t wait, start learning with us from now!
For more, check out our free French resources in the quick lesson section. The grammar part is perfect for laying the foundations of the language and the vocabulary for the essentiel words and phrases necessary for starting out.