Why you should learn French ?
Updated: Jul 14, 2019
Have you been thinking about learning another language? Here are some reasons why you should consider choosing French:
French is the second-most taught second language after English! French is spoken by 274 million of people. It’s the 5th most spoken language in the world! You can find people speaking French on every continent. French is referred to as “la langue de Molière” since it has been the language of choice used by many famous authors, such as Victor Hugo and Emile Zola.
French is a close cousin to English. French used to be England’s official language for some three hundred years back in history. It was the language of the nobles and intellectuals, and the language that you used to show off your status. Thousands of French words were incorporated into the English language during this long period of time. So the good news is that if you already know English, then you already know a great many French words!
Scientists have shown that learning a new language at any age has many benefits for the brain. It boosts brain activity, cognition and memory.
Children are natural language learners, but adults are good at learning another language too, although they tend to do it in slightly different ways (for example, adults already understand language).
The ability to communicate in another language is rewarding in itself, but it also has social benefits and enhances cross-cultural understanding, which provides a deeper understanding of other people.
And finally, let's face it: people who can speak more than one language are special!