❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞
‒Frank Smith

Today in this ‘Global Village’, it has become of utmost importance to learn a foreign language. The advantages of being multilingual is immense in this increasingly globalized world.  Be it applying in a foreign university, getting a new job, travel overseas, establishing cross-culture friendship or just to impress your peers, knowledge of a foreign language helps in every sphere of life.

Among foreign languages, the demand for learning the French language tops the list. It is the most popular and preferred foreign languages to learn, not just for Indians alone, but for everyone. There are a number of institutes which are offering French language classes. The language has the unsaid charm which lures learners, the captivation towards the French language goes beyond the obvious aesthetics of French cuisine, tradition, history, culture, arts, literature, places, customs and the like. Learning French will only open new horizons for you! French is one of the fastest growing languages in the world and it is the official language in 29 countries that places it in the second spot behind English.

There are myriad reasons to learn French, below we have listed a few.

To boost your career: If you are dreaming high to make an international career, then having knowledge of French Language will boost your chances of landing a lucrative job. The benefits of learning French in India are pretty good. Today companies operating in the automotive, aeronautic, banking and finance, BPOs and KPOs, hotel, international trade, education, luxury goods, and retailing sectors, demand French as a prerequisite for recruitment.  With the knowledge of French language, you can easily enhance your chances to work as language specialist expert in export and import sector and can also embark on a career as a French language translator and interpreter, delivering an instrumental service to global corporations.

A liaison between other European languages: French acts as a bridge for other European languages.  With French, learning any other Romance language like Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Romanian becomes easy. There are several French words that are found in or closely related to English, and other romance languages.

For higher education in Europe: Studying French can pay off in the college application process in many universities in ways that you may not realize. Inside Europe, France is the third most chosen destination for international students. So if you are fantasizing to get admission in your dream French university, then learning the language is imperative. 

A language of international relations and diplomacy: French is both a working and an official language for many international organizations like United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross and international courts. So if you are looking to make a career in any international organization then fluency in French is a must.

For hassle-free travel and to get accustomed to an incomparable cultural universe: French is an official language in many countries across five different continents. So if you want to explore the rich history of Lyon, visit the Royal Palace of Versailles, wander through Parc de la Villette, Roman ruins or explore the medieval town of Carcassonne, French will be the key to all these places. With the knowledge for the French language, you can travel to various foreign lands, talk to natives and collect some everlasting memories.

Saket Pathak, 12 June, 2019 (11:55 AM)

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