Sunday, November 29, 2009

reasons why you should learn french language

There are many reasons as to why you should learn French language. I’ll list but a few:

ü French is one of the official languages of the United Nations.

ü French is the most widely taught second language after English.

ü French-speaking Africa represents an area larger than the U.S.A.

ü Paris is considered the capital of the world in terms of quality of life.

ü France is the world’s major tourist destination.(77 million visited France in 2002).

ü France occupies the 4th position in terms of world power and it does not have the debt problems facing many other major industrialized nations.

ü France has the world’s greatest number of Nobel Prize winners in literature. (12)

ü France is renowned for the quality of its high-tech.

ü French is a major language of high-tech and business in the world.

ü France is Europe’s foremost investor abroad.

ü Paris hosts the most international congresses in the world.

ü In terms of number of words, French is the largest language after English.

ü Over 20,000 English words have their origin in French.

ü French is one of the two official languages at the Olympic Games.

ü French is the official language of the International Red Cross.

ü Montréal is the second largest French-Speaking city in the world.

ü You can do so many more interesting things on the internet if you speak French. There are many quality internet sites available in French ranging from society to science, fashion to finance, music to medicine, etc.

ü There are also possibilities for employment in the following fields: International business, International agencies, the tourism and hospitality industries, the diplomatic service, French and /or French-speaking research institutes, teaching, translating or interpreting for those with the appropriate skills.

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