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WHY LEARN FRENCH? Looking for an international language? Try the French connection!!! It will open doors to a world of opportunities

1. A World Language : 

1. A World Language

French in the US : 

French in the US

2. A language for the Job Market : 

2. A language for the Job Market A knowledge of French opens the doors of French companies in France and other French-speaking parts of the world French is the official language for commerce and trade in 25 African countries and is the key to communicating with over a quarter of a billion of Africans

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As the world’s 5th biggest economy and #3 destination for foreign investment, France is a key economic partner. Highest labour productivity Luxury goods Gastronomy Transportation Modern telecommunications

3. The Language of Culture : 

3. The Language of Culture French is the international language of cooking, fashion, theatre, the visual arts, dance and architecture. It offers access to great works of literature, as well as films and songs, in the original French. French is the language of Victor Hugo, Molière, Edith Piaf, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Zinedine Zidane.

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France is the world’s #1 tourist destination (<70 million visitors yearly) Knowing a little bit of French makes it so much more enjoyable to visit Paris and all the regions of France and offers insights into French culture and way of life. 4. A Language of Travel

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5. A Language of Higher Education Speaking French opens up study opportunities at renowned French universities and business schools, ranked among the top higher education institutions in Europe and the world.

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Jobs opportunities in: the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross Amnesty International Interpol … also in : Diplomacy Education Translation and Interpretation Travel hospitality English-speaking jobs in the French-speaking world 6. The Other Language of International Relations

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7. A Language that Opens up the World

8. French is Fun to Learn : 

8. French is Fun to Learn Croissant Rendez-vous Déjà vu Matinée Chic Touché! Cuisine Cul-de-sac Cliché Etiquette Coup d’état Encore Haute couture Mardi-gras Souvenir Bon voyage Fiancé Vis-à-vis Lingerie 50% of English vocabulary is derived from French You probably already know 15,000 French words But attention aux faux-amis !

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9. A language for Learning other Languages…

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10. A language of Love and Reason

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Communicate in 55 countries on all continents with over 220 million people Succeed in a worldwide community Improve you academic performance Increase your career opportunities in today’s fast-growing global economy Develop a better understanding, appreciation and respect of other people and their cultures Conclusion

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