51 Reasons to Learn the French Language

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51 of perhaps the most important reasons to learn the French language.

‘One language puts you in the corridor of life. Two languages ​​open every door on the way!’

and now for the list….


  1. Only knowing one language is not enough these days.  The world is very multi cultural and diverse.


  1. The learning of foreign languages ​​encourages the promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity. Languages ​​connect people, promote understanding of other countries and cultures, and facilitate mutual understanding.


  1. Opens to the world.


  1. The world is becoming smaller due to modern technologies, which is why knowledge of several foreign languages ​​is more and more often an “obvious obviousness”.


  1. French is, apart from English, the only language spoken by residents of five continents; it is also one of the most widely used languages ​​in the world.


  1. Somewhere around 2050, French will probably become the most widely spoken language in the world, even ahead of English. 8% of the inhabitants of our planet will be French-speaking (along with the Mandarin language – 8%).


  1. French is the official language in 30 countries around the world.


  1. French is the third most-taught foreign language in the world: just after English and Spanish.


  1. The French language is used by residents of 33 African countries. The total area of ​​all these countries is greater than the entire US.


  1. French is the fifth most-used language on the Internet.


  1. 90% of the inhabitants of France use the so-called standard French, so no matter where you are, you can easily get along with the natives.

Paris. The French Capital.

  1. The area of ​​France is 551,000 km2 which is 1/5 of the total area of ​​the European Union, which makes France the largest EU country and the third largest country in Europe after Russia and Ukraine.


  1. France is currently the sixth economy in the world.


  1. France and Canada are among the 10 largest economic powers in the world.


  1. Montreal in Canada is the second largest francophone city (4 million inhabitants).


  1. France has 15 so-called overseas departments and territories. These include: Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Tahiti, New Caledonia and Mayotte. Thanks to the knowledge of French, visiting these exotic places can turn out to be a unique and unforgettable experience!


  1. Familiarity with French is a great asset in a career.


  1. Access to a huge cultural treasury: theatre, press, cinema, literature, music, poetry and widely understood art …


  1. To learn the original French language, the best “tips” and dialogues come from French movies.


  1. To visit France. Last year, over 89 million tourists came to France, making it the most-visited tourist destination in the world!


  1. To study in France. On the list of the best world universities there are, among others: École Normale Supérieure, École Polytechnique, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Université Grenoble-Alpes, Sorbonne and Université de Strasbourg, of which I am a graduate.


  1. France offers a wide range of scholarships for students (including foreigners). In addition, the costs of studies are incomparably lower than in many other countries.


  1. To live and work in France (or in the francophone countries)


  1. To find love in France (with a French man or French woman – why not?)


  1. The language of international contacts.


  1. The official language of many international organisations.


  1. A language close to other languages. French is one of the Latin languages like Italian and Spanish.
Quaint France
Quaint France
  1. Helpful in learning other languages ​​derived from Latin: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan and Romanian.


  1. A perfect language to express your thoughts, discuss and analyse.


  1. The language of ‘enlightenment’.


  1. French was once a language of aristocracy, intellectual elites and European diplomacy.


  1. In cultural terms, France has established for centuries (and undoubtedly still sets) standards of elegance, refinement, and savoir-vivre.


  1. A language that is pleasant to learn, although it is not the easiest one.


  1. French is a language with enormous creative potential. As Jean-Pierre Collin correctly observes in France, “publishers do not stop publishing books, readers do not stop reading them, filmmakers do not stop filming, and above all: writers do not stop writing.” Interestingly, each year in France, 2000 literary prizes are awarded!


  1. French is one of the most easily recognisable languages ​​in the world (together with German and Spanish), and at the same time, a language that is most difficult to confuse with any other.


  1. Because French is melodious, delicate and romantic.


  1. Because French is chic!


  1. Because French is really sexy!

Croissants straight from oven

  1. It is an international language of cuisine, fashion, theatre, visual arts, dance and architecture.


  1. Over 20,000 words in English are borrowed from French (some sources even say over 80,000).


  1. In terms of vocabulary, it is one of the richest languages ​​in the world (immediately after English).


  1. Teaching French as a foreign language is almost all over the world at a very high level.


  1. France is the main European foreign investor.


  1. France is one of the five largest exporters in the world.


  1. France is known for high-quality modern and advanced technologies.


  1. ​​France is in the forefront of sectors such as the automotive industry, the aerospace sector, the production of cosmetics, luxury goods and pharmaceutical products.


  1. The francophone countries are among the main trading partners of the United States.

France, Restaurants and great cuisine

  1. A knowledge of French can be helpful in making a career in the following sectors: international relations, international institutions, tourism and hospitality, diplomatic services …


  1. Nobody has ever regretted learning French!


  1. Because it is never too late to learn!


  1. And why not? Good for the brain and good for some confidence abroad.  Here are some nice beginner phrases to get you started.

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