In the language world, I have come to discover that any laguage is major tool of communication.
The French language being one of international languages, has currently been embrassed by many people due to the great influence of this language in the political world, religious and also business
During this class, I have come learn that the French language is spoken in different parts of the world but in different versions. And discovery of the differences has made the language fun, interesting and easier to learn.
We had learnt in this course how the French language has done a big impact in Madagascar until it gave birth to the Creole. The difference is not so big, but the pronunciation part of it will make you fall in love with French.
I have always wished to learn and know 6 languages and french has been the first one since I am from Democratic Republic of Congo, and the same language has been a great pillar to understand better other languages such as English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.
For example the spanish language. It is much attached to French until you think that there are brothers. And because I had known French, this language became easier for me to speak and understand.
The same case to the Anglophone countries I have been to, French had quickly helped me in the understanding part of English even though I had to take time to learn and study English.
For you my Brother and Sister, reading this blog, I want to encourage you to learn this language just by presenting to you the following benefits of the french language.
1. Knowing French will allow you not only to function but also to compete
effectively in the global economy of the future. In many European
countries, a second language is introduced in primary school and a third
language, in middle school. International job applicants who are
proficient in at least two languages will be at a distinct advantage in
the global market. When you know French, you can be part of
communications and transactions occurring daily in French on every
2. Speaking French will increase your job opportunities and salary
potential. Knowledge of a second language is essential in over 60
occupations. More than 1,200 French companies have subsidiaries in the
United States, and France is the largest recipient of U.S. foreign
investment. France is a world leader in the development of modern
telecommunications, a market with explosive growth potential. The
European Union, the second largest trading bloc in the world, recognizes
French as an official language. Think about the many job opportunities
with the airlines, import-export companies and other international
businesses. French is also a very useful language if you are thinking of
working at the United Nations (where French is the second most
widely-used language, after English) or for the United States Government
in the foreign service. Here in the United States, when you know
French, you could become a French teacher, an interpreter or a
3. Studying French increases your appreciation of other people and their
cultures. French is the first or second language in more than 40
countries and is spoken by 125 million people on every continent.
Because French is a foreign language of choice for so many people in the
world, knowing French will also increase your chances of communicating
in a non-English speaking country. You can use French to develop
friendships, as well as to communicate via the Internet.
4. French opens up an entire world of sporting events to enthusiasts. It is
an official language used to announce events, winners, and medals at
the Olympic Games, including the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. If you
live near the Quebec border, you can also follow hockey and baseball
games in French. Automobile races (Le Mans and Monte Carlo), horseracing
(Longchamp), tennis tournaments (The French Open), and the Tour de
France (long distance bicycle race) engage fans around the globe. When
you know French, the international world of sports is open to you.
5. Knowing French will improve your vocabulary in English. Some 40% to 50%
of English vocabulary comes from French. The study of French will also
enhance your grammar skills, and your increased proficiency in English
will greatly improve your scores on the verbal section of the SAT and
the ACT. As you develop greater skills in French, you also sharpen your
skills in English.
6. Learning a new language, like French, develops your critical and
creative thinking skills. It will also increase your problem-solving
skills and improve your memory, selfdiscipline, and self-esteem. Because
progress is very easy to measure, you can quickly take pride in your
new abilities. Knowing French can help you attain a number of important
7. Proficiency in French will significantly improve your chances of being
accepted to universities and graduate schools. In many scientific fields
at the graduate level, most American institutions require a reading
knowledge of French or German in order for scholars to be able to
conduct research. France continues to be a leader and innovator in
science and technology. Civil engineering (the "Chunnel" between England
and France; the TGV (the world's fastest train), space/aeronautics (the
Concorde, a FrancoBritish enterprise; the Ariane rocket, a
Franco-European initiative), medical technologies (the isolation of the
HIV virus), and telecommunications (the Minitel with more than 20,000
online services and micro-chip telephone cards) are just a few areas in
which the French play a leadership role. Knowing French can open the
doors to graduate school and important research.
8. Using French enhances your travel abroad to Canada, the Caribbean,
Europe, and Africa. After the United States, France is the second most
visited tourist destination of the world. Paris was recently named
by Fortune Magazine as one of the top ten "global cities." When you
speak French, you can be an educated tourist, ask for directions, get
your own hotel room or tell a French friend about the United States.
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9. French is the language of culture, opening your door to art, music,
dance, fashion, cuisine and cinema. As you quickly realize when you look
at the foreign film section of your local video store, France is one of
the most prolific producers of international films. The Cannes
International Film Festival annually attracts the attention of the world
when the best films, directors and actors are named. When you
understand French, you don't have to rely on subtitles to enjoy a French
10. French is the language of many great literary masterpieces. People
around the world are familiar with Les Misérables, The Three
Musketeers, 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Little Prince and The
Stranger. In fact, France has won more Nobel prizes for literature than
any other country. The French are also admired for their great
philosophers, such as Descartes, Pascal, Rousseau, Voltaire, Camus and
Sartre. When you read French, you can enjoy these works and authors in
the original language.
Camus Jean Paul Sartre