Why should I learn French

Why should I learn French?

French has since always been one of the most coveted languages to top the bucket list of language learners and it’s definitely not for nothing!

There are zillion of reasons which make it a popular choice among students for a bright career across the globe.

The famous website www.francophonie.org quotes 

“The International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF) has 84 States and governments (including 26 observers) across the five continents. The International Organisation of La Francophonie’s 84 member states and governments represent over one-third of the United Nation’s member states.”

French is the official language of 29 countries, 10 dependent entities and spoken in all five continents ( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_territorial_entities_where_French_is_an_official_language

Two G-8 countries (France and Canada) and some European countries (France, Belgium, Switzerland, Romania, Luxembourg, Monaco) are French speaking countries.

French is the official language of the United Nations(United states), European Union(Brussels) and dozens of international organizations (WTO, WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF etc.) These institutions also provide scholarships and jobs in various parts of the world.

Enhances career options in all types of industries and occupation (Fashion, Defense, Travel and tourism, Hotel, Aviation, Automobile industry et cetera.

Enhances travel experiences in the most beautiful Francophone countries like Switzerland.

Increased educational opportunities with scholarships in French government universities (http://www.scholars4dev.com/8909/scholarships-france-foreign-students/)

Gateway to Europe (Helps in learning other sister languages like Spanish, Italian,Portuguese,German, Swiss and various European languages)

Millions of French speaking tourists visit India every year which causes augmentation in domestic businesses like jewellery, handicraft, local guide etc.

Helps in communicating with native English speakers as 30% of the frequently used English words are originated from French like

Bouquet

Buffet

Voyage

Restaurant

eau de vie

Knowledge of such words and ability to use these with panache may add an extra feather in your hat in your endeavor to ace your communication skills!

In the next series of blogs we are going to be learning  many such  French words frequently used in English. Go ahead! Swot these by heart for an outlandish punch in your stylish language! 

Bon voyage! 

 

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