Benefits of learning French Language-by Dr. Catala Edwige
Benefits of learning French Language
Studies have shown that learning a foreign language early in life enhances overall cognitive skills, creativity, problem solving skills and provides cultural awareness by opening new horizons.
In today’s competitive world, speaking only one foreign language is not enough any longer. Students who speak several languages will increase their chances of finding good job opportunities.
So why learning French language?
- French is along with English, the only language spoken on all the continents by more than 220 million people. Speaking French potentially opens up the door to over 84 countries including France, Belgium, Switzerland, Monaco, Luxembourg, Canada, Mauritius, Seychelles and countless African countries like Morocco, Tunisia, Madagascar, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Algeria… The ability to speak both French and English is a great asset and significantly improves chances of being accepted to renowned universities abroad.
- Speaking French opens up opportunities for higher education at prestigious French Universities such as La Sorbonne, Pierre et Marie Curie University, HEC (Haute Ecole de Commerce), Ecole Polytechnique, St Cyr, Ecole Normale Supérieure… often on very favorable financial terms as compared to USA, UK, Canada or Australia.
- Proficiency in French is also an advantage for finding great job and business opportunities in many sectors such as Tourism and Hospitality industry, Banking and Finance, Fashion, Retailing, Automotive, Luxury Goods, Aeronautics, International Business, Diplomatic Service and many more.
- French is an official language of many international organizations like the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, WHO, Red Cross, UNICEF, the International Labor Organization and a number of international courts. It is also an official language of the International Olympic Committee and FIFA.
- French is often referred as the Language of Culture. It is a passport to Architecture, Philosophy, Literature, Art, Music, Cuisine and Fashion.
Edwige Catala, HoD French Department