3 Reasons to Brag About Your Français.
You’ve decided, you bought the book, picked up a notebook and booked a lesson. You start researching Paris and its prominent destinations. You set your french playlist of podcasts and songs. You try your favorite TV show with subtitles and then dubbing and you get over-excited of the thought of saying “Bonjour” to the next person you see. You start imagining yourself strolling from the Tuileries all the way to the Bastille, listening to Édith Piaf and then BOOM: “Why are you learning French?”, they ask.
To be honest I ask this question to my students and I get a different response every single time. Although I ask it to set up the aims and objectives of our lessons, others may ask in curiosity. Drawn by the thought of English as the most spoken language in the world, they overlook the many many perks of being a French speaker. Here are 3 reasons why you should learn French!
270+ Million; 29 Countries.
That’s right! If you become a french speaker, then you join over 270 million people that use french in their daily transactions. You have over 270 million opportunities to practice the language, 270 million chances to meet a new friend and now 270 million possibilities to a wider future.
French is spoken across 5 continents with an overwhelming majority between Europe, Africa and North America. You know what that means? It means that wherever you travel, you can speak french. 29 countries, 29 new places, 29 new experiences.
Fashion, Art and Literature
Paris: the capital of fashion, home to leading fashion houses such as Chanel, Dior and Louis Vuitton etc. The Louvre, the world’s largest Art museum, home of the most visited work of art “La Joconde”. An open access to the works of great writers such as Victor Hugo and Charles Baudelaire in the original text is another experience. All this and more when you speak french.
Work and lifestyle
Speaking french means having the opportunities to work in two of the top 10 world’s biggest economies like France and Canada. Live in exotic summer conditions all year long like in The Seychelles. Go big with the glamorous lifestyle of Monaco. Breath the history and culture in Tunisia. Get used to the lively markets of Dakar and the rich musical culture of Senegal. The list goes on, remember, 29 countries to visit, live in or work, you just have to pick the lifestyle that suits you. “That’s why I’m learning french”, you answer.