Ok, Ok, we all studied a foreign language at school and we liked it… Or not ;-) !
The fact is that we all live in a much more open and globalised world than before. Traveling became easy (thanks to Boeing and Airbus), informations are coming from everywhere (thanks to Google) and we can even buy things from abroad without moving… Speaking different languages is just becoming a must-do.
Why French? If you ask me, I could give you many many good reasons… But let’s stay objective, here are just 10, officialy given by Consulate of France in Houston.
1. A world language
More than 200 million people speak French on the five continents
2. A language for the job market
An ability to speak French and English is an advantage on the international job market.
3. The language of culture
French is the international language of cooking, fashion, theatre, the visual arts, dance and architecture
4. A language for travel
France is the world’s number-one tourist destination and attracts more than 70 million visitors a year
5. A language for higher education
Speaking French opens up study opportunities at renowned French universities and business schools, ranked among the top higher education institutions in Europe and the world
6. The other language of international relations
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.
7. A language that opens up the world
After English and German, French is the third most used language on the Internet, ahead of Spanish
8. A language for learning other languages
French is a good base for learning other languages, especially Romance languages (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian)
9. The language of love (and reason)
First and foremost, learning French is the pleasure of learning a beautiful, rich, melodious language, often called the language of love. French is also an analytical language that structures thought and develops critical thinking, which is a valuable skill for discussions and negotiations.
10. A language that is fun to learn
There are few good methods on the market that make learning French enjoyable. One of them is really different in the way that it makes learning easy and fun. I highly recommand this French course called Frantastique.
5 times a week, you’ll received your lesson via e-mail.
First you watch a short video using the subtitles to help you if you wish and then you answer few questions
Of course, you can replay the video as many times as you want.
Then you have a conjugaison time and finally, a bit of culture! In this section, you’ll discover Francophone cinema, music and literature related to the story of the day.
All the vocabulary of the lesson can be selected and reviewed as well.
After answering the questions, click the ENVOYER button. You should see a confirmation page, and your correction should arrive within minutes…
Their lessons prices starts from 18€/month
Fantastic! Non FRANTASTIC!!
So whether, you’d like
- Traveling to a French-speaking country and be able to order: « un café au lait avec des croissants, s’il vous plait »
- Shopping online on all these fabulous French Chic fashion sites (no, they don’t all have an English version…)
- Reading French litterature, listening to French songs
- Just open your mind to a different culture and experience something new!
Without forgetting that a great number of scientific studies have proven that speaking more than one language makes your brain more flexible and helps you process information faster. However, do you know some of the other benefits of learning languages?
Check out this infographic below (via Kaplaninternational.com) for some of the most interesting benefits of learning languages!
Alors, on se parle bientôt en français ?