Salut! Learning a language takes you on a journey that leads to fluency and beyond.
Starting a new language can be fun and challenging and French is no exception. There are countless reasons to learn French.
Let me start with the basic and known fact that it is one of the most beautiful languages in the world. French is a language that adds value and sophistication.
For decades the French culture has been considered as elite and is highly reflected in the language. A language that is adored and admired by all age groups for its aesthetically pleasing sounds and melodious intonation.
As for personal experience, learning French has been a journey of self discovery and exploration in various aspects of my life. With its challenging pronunciation and captivating accent my admiration for this language continues to grow.
Here are my top 10 reasons to learn French. C’ est parti!
1. French has a lot to offer other than just visiting France
Whenever I tell someone that I’m learning French the first thing they ask me is “are you going to France?” Well yes! If you are paying for the trip.
I agree that when we learn French most of the things are associated with France. However, it is the official language of 29 countries and is spoken by roughly 300 million people across the globe. It is one of the 5th most popular languages and is considered the language of the future.
2. Gateway to various opportunities
French is extremely useful in the business world. It leads to better opportunities in various aspects of your professional life. It helps you to build connections and boosts your confidence while dealing with international clients.
The best part about learning any language is to be able to share what you have learned with others. With over 120 million people studying French there is a high demand for French tutors in the market.
Good command of French allows you to work as a French translator/interpreter which is an excellent career choice for the increasing number of graduates in medical, scientific, and diplomatic circles.
3. Wide perspective
Learning French helps you to be open-minded and allows you to view the world from a different angle. How? By exploring a diverse culture that sets a mark in fashion, art, cinema, lifestyle, and more.
4. Serves as a base for other European languages
French serves as a base for languages like Romanian, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. Although each language is unique in its way, learning French gives you an upper hand in understanding how the above languages work.
Grammar concepts, sentence structure, and verb conjugations are much simpler and easy to learn if you know French.
One learns a lot of things in English through French. The grammar that you never understood before in English starts to make sense, you start connecting the dots and it helps you to enhance your communication skills.
5. Tourist guide
France has been the number one destination for international tourists. Astonishing food, sensational beaches, museums, and architecture have given enough reasons for tourists from all over the world to visit this place over and over again.
The Louvre Museum known for its stunning architecture and art is considered to be the most visited museum in the world.
If you are someone who loves to travel and explore different countries and cultures then French lends you an extra hand to work as a tourist guide.
6. Ticket to Immigrate
French provides you a ticket to live in Francophone countries. Surviving in a new city without understanding the language can be quite challenging. Proficiency in French will make your living experiences more comfortable and enjoyable.
7. French culture
France has been the birthplace of many renowned artists, authors, and chefs who have redefined French art, writing, and food. They have set the bar so high that it still serves as a source of inspiration to many amateurs and budding youngsters.
France has the most Michelin star restaurants. French cuisine has been known for its sophistication and blends of flavors. Chefs create food that reflects their culture and lifestyle.
French art is one of the major attractions to tourists. French art was initially referred to as Gothic art, an art which was originated in France and is now spread across the globe in many Cathedrals.
French literature plays a huge role in the literacy curve. French writers have been awarded the most Nobel prizes than any other writers in the world.
8. A good exercise for your brain
Bilingualism helps your brain to shift your perspective and insights. It is found to improve your cognitive skills. It allows you to keep your brain active at all times while switching between languages.
Although the goal of many people who learn a new language is to be fluent, some psychologists have claimed that the real payoff for the brain begins as soon as the person starts to learn.
9. Educational opportunities
French language will be a competitive addition to your CV and will open many doors to amazing French universities. Further, acquiring a degree from another country adds more value. It enables you to step out of your comfort zone.
It helps you to get fluent in the language easily. Students who complete the French immersion program get good exposure to French culture and lifestyle. It also leads to outstanding research and development opportunities.
10. Language of love
I have read somewhere that every language brings out a different part of your personality. Known for its softness and seductive nature French has often been called the language of romance.
French has certain rules and it is a language that is very precise and is appreciated when it’s spoken the way it should be. I guess that’s what makes it beautiful.
Now its your turn!
I hope I have been successful in providing enough reasons to start your French lessons today. Apart from all the thousand reasons you come across to learn French find your own reason and passion to learn this language. That will be ultimate way to love this language more.
Meticulous and poetic, French never loses its charm. At first, you fall in love with the language and then with everything that follows it. If you want to experience it too, then you might as well as learn it!