Learn FrenchFrench is the second-most widespread language worldwide after English, being an official language in 29 countries, most of which are members of la francophonie, the community of French-speaking countries. It is spoken as a first language in France, southern Belgium, western Switzerland, Monaco, the Canadian province of Quebec and by various communities elsewhere.
French is the second-most widely spoken mother tongue in the European Union. As a result of French and Belgian colonialism from the 17th and 18th century onward, French was introduced to new territories in the Americas, Africa and Asia. Most second-language speakers reside in Francophone Africa, in particular Gabon, Algeria, Mauritius, Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire.In 2015, French was estimated to have around 77 million native speakers and including native speakers, there are around 274 million people that are able to speak it.
Why Learn French
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, self-discipline, and self-esteem. Because progress is very easy to measure, you can quickly take pride in your new abilities.
Speaking French will increase your job opportunities and salary potential. Knowledge of a second language is essential in over 60 occupations. France is a world leader in the development of modern telecommunications, a market with explosive growth potential. 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. When you know French, you could become a French teacher, an interpreter or a translator.
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.
It aims to develop an understanding and appreciation of the French language and culture, including in Francophone countries. The course will cover basic grammar, vocabulary and conversation part. The course will focus on all 4 pillars of the language i.e. speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.
Students will be able to express themselves in everyday situations such as greeting people, introducing themselves and others, and talking about their likes and dislikes. It will enhance your French speaking, listening and reading skills