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Why take French? – You might ask http://www.theworldspeaksfrench.org/
The World Speaks French and so should you French is used by over 200 million people in more than 50 countries around the world French is a language for international communication, culture, diplomacy, science, research and business. It improves test scores and reinforces English skills, making French the language for todays students.
http://www2.ignatius.edu/faculty/turner/languages.htm After weighing six factors (number of primary speakers, number of secondary speakers, number and population of countries where used, number of major fields using the language internationally, economic power of countries using the languages, and socio-literary prestige), Weber compiled the following list of the world's ten most influential languages: 1.English (37) 2.French (23) 3.Spanish (20) 4.Russian (16) 5.Arabic (14) 6.Chinese (13) 7.German (12) 8.Japanese (10) 9.Portuguese (10) 10.Hindi/Urdu (9)
Top 10 Reasons to take French 1.To be understood in 55 countries across five continents and by over 200 million people. 2.To connect. French is the third most common language on the Internet. Connect with pen pals, visit foreign websites and find student exchange opportunities. 3.To prepare. Get a head start on learning other Romance languages like Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian. 4.You can learn to speak it. French is a melodious and romantic language with a relatively quick learning curve. 5.To develop critical, creative thinking and problem solving skills. 6.To improve ACT & SAT scores. French provides the base for more than 50% of the modern English vocabulary, which improves performance on standardized tests. 7.To learn about art, music, fashion, food, architecture and literature. 8.To learn about really cool countries that speak French like: France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Monaco and many African nations. 9.To be more competitive in the national and international job market. French speakers can get a job in business, medicine, aviation, law, transportation technologies, global/international distribution and luxury goods. 10.To understand the world. French is the official working language of the UN, NATO, UNESCO, the International Olympic Committee, the European Union, the International Red Cross and much more!
Who wouldnt want to visit France?
And eat their food?
And experience the diversity of cultures that speak French?