Why is French Language important nowadays?

by Piyush Kr Shah Digital Marketing Executive

If you want to enter the international job market then learning French as a second language can benefit you. Although in recent times English is the most widely spoken language, French language was once the main international language in the 17th – 19th centuries.  Today, French is a widely spoken language not just in Europe but also in Africa, in some parts of Canada and America and 29 countries across different continents use French as their official language. It is also one of the official languages of the United Nations and many other globally recognized organizations like the European Union, NATO, and UNESCO, International Red Cross association, Doctors Without Borders. Therefore, knowing French language can help in getting good jobs in these international organizations that are spread across the globe. Right French Language Course

It is a good travel language!

Knowing French as the second language can ease out the barriers in communication while travelling With its rich cultural historic architecture, mesmerizing landscapes, Food and Wine specialties, France is one of the top tourist destination spots in the world. Every year it attracts 90 million tourists from across the globe to experience the rich French culture or as they say in French ‘découvrir la richesse de la culture française’.  This makes French as the second most useful language for travelers.

Do you want to study abroad?

Knowing French as a second language can greatly help those students who wish to pursue their education from renowned French and European institutions such as business schools and universities. A useful tip for students who are planning to go to Europe - knowing basics of French language can make your day to day life very easy especially when you are communicating with local French people.  Also some of the prestigious French scholarships are given to students who have some basic knowledge of French language.

Some of the best literary works are in French!

Books like The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Little Prince, and Les Misérables are all famous French literary works. Some of the great works have been produced by French writer, artists, film makers, singers, philosophers, intellectuals and political figures. Many of them are Noble Prize winners and their works which include novels, films, poetry, drama, biographies have been translated into other major languages. Some of the great works are

1. Novels such Les Misérables (1862) and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831) by Victor Hugo;

2. Poetry like La Légende des siècles (The Legend of the Ages) and Les Contemplations (The Contemplations) by Victor Hugo;

3. Comedy plays like Les Fourberies de Scapin by Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin);

4. Musics by Édith Piaf who was a noted French singer and an international star;

5. Literature philosophy by Léopold Sédar Senghor who was a poet, African socialist, political leader, and International Nonino Prize winner;

6. Films such as Monsieur Klein (1976), Le Cercle Rouge (1970), and Un flic (1972) by noted French film maker Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon.

All these great literary works are in French and you can enjoy them only if you read and understand French.

Now you must be wondering that all this information is good but French is a difficult language. Actually, 40% of English is derived from French vocabulary. French is a very rich language compared to English as it has more vocabulary, more grammar, and various ways to express emotions, thoughts and feelings. That is why it is also called as language of love.

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About Piyush Kr Shah Innovator   Digital Marketing Executive

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