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Top reasons to take french

Published on November 13, 2007

-1. Be understood in 43 countries across five continents and by over 200 million people

-2. French is the third most common language on the Internet. Connect with pen pals, visit foreign websites and find exchange student opportunities.

-3. Get a head start on learning other Romance languages like Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian

-4. French is a soft, melodious, romantic language with a relatively quick learning curve

-5. Develop critical, creative thinking and problem solving skills. French also provides the base for more than 50% of the modern English vocabulary, which improves performance on standardized tests.

-6. Open the doors to art, music, fashion, food, architecture and literature

-7. Discover a new appreciation for other cultures in countries that speak French like: France, Canada, Switzerland Monaco and many African nations

-8. Use French to pursue studies in francophone countries

-9. Promote language diversity throughout the world

-10. Be more competitive in the national and international job market in disciplines like business, medicine, aviation, law, transportation technologies, global/international distribution and luxury goods

-11. 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

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