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Why learn French?

French-speaking Countries

French is spoken by over 200 million people in over 40 countries, such as Canada, France, Switzerland, Belgium and Morocco, to name a few.

Business & Careers
Knowing French in Canada will give you a competitive edge in many careers, for which bilingualism is either preferred or required: diplomatic aides, flight attendants, foreign correspondents, guides in museums and art galleries, radio broadcasters, translators, customs officers and many others.

Language Enhancement
Studying French will also enhance one's knowledge and understanding of English - over 50,000 words in English have been adopted from French. Learning French will augment your vocabulary in both languages and give a unique understanding of speaking patterns and grammatical structures.

Test Scores
Studies consistently show that apart from all the obvious benefits of learning French listed above, students who know any second language on average perform better in school and later in life than their monolingual counterparts. Speaking a different language develops the frontal lobe of the brain and keeps one's mind sharp.

French Facts

  • French is a major language of high-tech and business in the world. (Second language on the Internet.)
  • French is the most widely taught second language after English.
  • French-speaking Africa represents an area larger than the U.S.A.
  • French is the official language of the International Red Cross.
  • France has the world’s greatest number of of Nobel Prize winners in literature.
  • French is one of the official languages of the United Nations.
  • French is the official language of post offices across the world.
  • French is one of the two official languages at the Olympic Games.
  • French is spoken in TWO of the G8 countries.
  • Montréal is the second largest French-speaking city in the world.