Being monolingual in today’s world is not enough, and if you are, there are a myriad of opportunities that will pass you by. If you’re interested in starting to study a language, why not try French. Let’s look at a few of the benefits of speaking French.


French is not as difficult as it seems.

French and English have a lot of words in common. Thirty five percent of English words come from French and other fifteen percent share the same Latin roots. These words are called cognates. They are the same in different languages and can even sound the same. This could be an excellent starting point for you, when building your vocabulary pool. In no time you’ll be able to communicate in French.

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French is useful when travelling.

France is one of the world’s top tourist destination. 79.5 million people visit every year and I’m sure that Paris, Nice, Strasbourg or Biarritz are part of your bucket list and the ability to speak the vernacular will make it more enjoyable when you visit. You will be able to better understand the culture. You can also use French in various other countries like Haiti, Canada, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Rwanda and much more. You won’t believe how many places there are around the world where French is spoken. This brings me to reason number three.

French opens horizons.

According to the 2017 report, French is the seventh most used language in the internet. When learning French, you acquire the ability that the language offers, and you start having different views through communicating with French speakers all over the world.

French is the sixth most widely spoken language in the world, and is the only language, alongside English, spoken in five continents.

French makes learning other languages easy.

When you know French, learning the other five romance languages becomes easier. These are the languages that derives from Latin: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian. These languages share lots of cognates, and their grammar structure is very similar.

English is also considered a romance language because fifty percent of current English vocabulary comes from French. It shares a great deal of formal, scientific, cultural and political terms.

French is the most taught language in the world.

There are over 120 million French students in the world; and in the UK, almost every school offers French as a foreign language.

When you speak French, various opportunities open up at a higher education level. You’ll be able to apply to renowned French universities which are the top highest institutions in Europe. Students with a good level of French are eligible for French government grants to enrol in post-graduate courses.

French is an important business language.

French is the third business language worldwide, only surpassed by Mandarin and English.

The ability to speak French is an excellent asset and gives you advantages in the international market. You can easily find a job in French companies in France as well as in other parts of the world.

Other countries look towards France, as it is the fifth biggest economy and the third ranking destination for foreign investments.

French is as well the language for fashion, cuisine, dance, visual arts and architecture.

French is the language of culture.

When you know French, you can read the great works of French literature and philosophy in the original language.

French is as well the language for fashion, cuisine, dance, visual arts and architecture.

Learning French will expose you to countless adventures whilst you’re communicating with many French speakers all around the world. You will have the opportunity to taste the food, to immerse in the culture, and most importantly you will have fun.

French is not as difficult as it seems. So why not start straight away!

If you’re an intermediate French learner and feel that you’re stuck, and you want to loose the fear of speaking, click on to the link below and register for my workshop: Loose the fear of speaking French (Build an effective language learning plan for success).

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