https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lililovesmoon

10 reasons learning French is useful i am not claiming this peace of work as my own.

If you search reasons learning French is useful this should be at the top

  1. A world language More than 200 million people speak French on the five continents. The Francophonie, the international organisation of French-speaking countries, comprises 68 states and governments. French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, and the ninth most widely spoken language in the world. French is also the only language, alongside English, that is taught in every country in the world. France operates the biggest international network of cultural institutes, which run French-language courses for more than 750,000 learners.
  2. A language for the job market An ability to speak French and English is an advantage on the international job market. A knowledge of French opens the doors of French companies in France and other French-speaking parts of the world (Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, and North and sub-Saharan Africa). As the world’s fifth biggest economy and number-three destination for foreign investment, France is a key economic partner.
  3. The language of culture French is the international language of cooking, fashion, theatre, the visual arts, dance and architecture. A knowledge of French offers access to great works of literature, as well as films and songs, in the original French. French is the language of Victor Hugo, Molière, Léopold Sendar Senghor, Edith Piaf, Jean-Paul Sartre, Alain Delon and Zinedine Zidane.
  4. A language for travel France is the world’s number-one tourist destination and attracts more than 70 million visitors a year. A little French makes it so much more enjoyable to visit Paris and all the regions of France (from the mild climes of the Cote d’Azur to the snow-capped peaks of the Alps via the rugged coastline of Brittany) and offers insights into French culture, mentality and way of life. French also comes in handy when travelling to Africa, Switzerland, Canada, Monaco, the Seychelles and other places.
  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. Students with a good level of French are eligible for French government scholarships to enrol in postgraduate courses in France in any discipline and qualify for internationally recognised French degrees.
  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. French is the language of the three cities where the EU institutions are headquartered: Strasbourg, Brussels and Luxembourg.
  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. An ability to understand French offers an alternative view of the world through communication with French speakers from all the continents and news from the leading French-language international media (TV5, France 24 and Radio France Internationale).
  8. A language that is fun to learn French is an easy language to learn. There are many methods on the market that make learning French enjoyable for children and adults alike. It does not take long to reach a level where you can communicate in French.
  9. A language for learning other languages French is a good base for learning other languages, especially Romance languages (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian) as well as English, since fifty per cent of current English vocabulary is derived from French.
  10. 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.
March 24, 2015

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Larkin29

How is Zinedine Zidane grouped with the authors and artists? Unless there is another Zidane besides the soccer player I know.

March 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lazouave

Haha, I've thought the same thing ^^

March 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alphabeta

So if it's not your work, then why don't you include a link to where you got it from?

March 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lililovesmoon

Is this an alright article ?did I choose the appropriate one?

March 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lililovesmoon

pas de problème

March 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lililovesmoon

And before anyone asks Moon is a horse, a champaigne buckskin mare

March 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wonderboy6

I know the stat graphs also point as german is great to learn as a second financially but honestly 95% of under 50's speak great English, so I've always thought it was some what a wasteful investment of time unless you have stronger reasons for doing so

March 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chaered

German is mainly useful if you are going to spend time in Germany itself, and not just as a casual visit (tourist or business customer).

March 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chaered

Also, BD (comics).

March 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lililovesmoon

Merci

March 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nevlogeos

J'aime est, merci! - Nevlogeos :)

March 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/k8cath

Merci! How come when I search some Duolingo French words in the dictionary, it doesn't show up? ex: lis, ecris...?

March 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/carterf

Because these are conjugated forms of verbs. You need to search for the infinitives lire and écrire.

March 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lililovesmoon

Lol yeah probably should've pointed that out

A revior

March 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/k8cath

Ok, I see! Thanks!! :)

March 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter648013

piece

March 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/solidgitarius

Voici le lien (en français) http://www.consulfrance-houston.org/spip.php?article1427

Most of the reasons are dubious in my opinion. Only learn French if you really need it and/or like it.

March 27, 2015
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