1. A language spoken all over the world
More than 200 million persons speak French on 5 continents. The “Francophonie” includes 68 States and governments. French is the foreign language most widely learnt after English and ninth language the most spoken in the world. It is also the only language with English which we can learn in all the countries of the world. France has the biggest network of cultural establishments abroad where are dispensed French courses to more than 750 000 persons.
2. A language to find a job
Speaking French and English is an asset to multiply its chances on the international market of the employment. The knowledge of French opens the doors of the French companies in France as abroad in all the French-speaking countries (Canada, Switzerland, Belgium and African continent). France, the fifth commercial power and the third land of welcome for the foreign investments, is a leading economic partner.
3. The language of the culture
French is the international language for cooking, fashion, theater, visual arts, dance and architecture. French language gives you an access in original version to major texts of the French and French-speaking literature, also to cinema and to songs. French is the language of Victor Hugo, Molière, Léopold Sendar Senghor, Edith Piaf, Jean-Paul Sartre, Brigitte Bardot and Zinedine Zidane!
4. A language to travel
France is the country the most visited to the world with more than 70 million visitors a year. With notions of French, it is so more pleasant to visit Paris and all the regions of France (of the sweetness of Côte d'Azur in the snowy summits of the Alps in passing the wild coast of Brittany) but also to understand our culture, our mentalities and lifestyle. French is also useful when you visit Africa, Switzerland, Canada, Monaco, Seychelles.
5. A language to study in the French universities
Speaking French allows in particular to study in France in famous universities or in high schools of business and engineer, classified among the best superior establishments in Europe and in the world. Students mastering French can benefit from scholarships of the French government to follow the third academic cycle in France in all the disciplines and obtain a diploma internationally recognized.
6. Other language of the international relations
French is at the same time working language and official language to the UN, in the European Union, in UNESCO, in the NATO, in the International Olympic Committee, in International Red Cross and several international legal authorities. French is the language of three cities seats of the European institutions: Strasbourg, Brussels and Luxembourg.
7. A language to open on the world
After English and German, French is the third language on the Internet. Understanding French language allows to have another glance on the world by communicating with the French speakers on all the continents and by inquiring thanks to the big international media in French language (TV5, France 24, Radio France Internationale).
8. A language pleasant to learn
French is a language “easy to learn”. Numerous methods exist to learn French by having fun that you are a child or an adult. You can reach so very fast a level allowing to communicate in French.
9. A language to learn other languages
Learning French language helps to learn other languages, in particular Latin languages (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese or Rumanian) but also English because French supplied more than 50 % of the current English vocabulary.
10. The language of Love & Spirit
Learning French lets you discover a rich and melodious language that people often call the “language of love”. French is also an analytical language which structures the thought and develops the critical spirit what is very useful in the discussions or the negotiations.