French is ranked the second most influential language in the world!
French is the official language in 41 countries!
Around the world 175 million people around the world understand, speak, read or write French!
French is the most widely taught "second language" after English!
French is one of the most frequently used languages on the Internet!
French, along with English, is the official working language in dozens of international organizations or agencies!
Speaking French will increase one's job opportunities and salary potential!
For those with appropriate French skills, there are possibilities to work in the following fields: international business, international agencies, tourism and hospitality industry, diplomatic service, post office, French research institutes, teaching, translation, interpreter, government!
Over 50% of English words have their origins in French!
In humanities and social sciences, many important writings have come from France!
France is one of the world's major foreign tourist destinations (75 million tourists every year)!
France is Europe's foremost investor abroad!
Learning French will develop one's critical and creative thinking skills!
French is the lingua franca of culture, including art, cuisine, dance, and fashion!
French opens up an entire world of sporting events to aficionados!
France is renowned for the quality of its technology! It has the world's fastest commercial train, the TGV, the Channel Tunnel, and is a leader in aerospace, engineering and physics among others!
France has won more Nobel Prizes for literature than any other country in the world , and is one of the top producers of international films!