France is the land of wine, fine dining and love. The country is rich in culture and history with millions visiting the country every year. The language, French, is among one of the most popular languages in the world and today, let's discuss why we should learn it:
It is a language that has speakers all over the world. There are more than 220 million French speakers in the world, in 5 continents and is the 2nd most widely spoken. There are French language teaching institutes in every country and is taught world over.
The ability to speak French is a big plus point when searching for a job. There are many multi-national corporations that hold the ability to speak French in high regard. With French you can access companies in French speaking parts of the world like Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, several countries in Africa and of course France.
French is the international language of cooking, fashion, performing arts, dance and much more. There are great works of literature written in French, along with movies and music. If one knows French, they can enjoy these art forms.
France is one of the hottest tourist destinations of the world with over 72.5 million people visiting it every year. If one knows French, it makes the visit much more easier and a lot more enjoyable. You will learn a lot about the French culture and people, you will be able to understand them better and learn a lot.
There are several excellent universities located in France where one can get higher education from. If one knows French, the access to these prestigious institutions becomes a whole lot easier and you can learn all you want from these universities.
French is not only the working language of the UN, the EU, UNESCO, NATO and many more organizations; it is also an official language of these organizations as well. This is one of the many examples of the importance of this amazing language.
French is the third most widely spoken language in the world after German and English. That means, you can easily interact with people and enjoy a lot of content that is made in French. You will be able to experience a lot of things you would not have had been able to without learning it.
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You can learn other languages more easily if you have a good base in French. Languages such as Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian are much easier to learn when you know French.
French is one of the sweetest languages of the world. Even when you hear a word, it has a certain effect on you and you will crave to hear more and more of the language. It is also considered to be the language of love. Consider learning it and impressing your significant other on special occasions.
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