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The Advantages Of Being Able To Speak French

Updated on July 30, 2011

The Advantage To Speaking French

A person who speaks of the French language has a certain edge among those who cannot. It can be used to his greatest benefit especially in the corporate world. There are some who are simply amused of the language. Consequently, their fascination is turned to a motivated learning of the language. Such good gratification is achieved when learning a foreign language like French. This is not about a simple education of the language. Your unwavering enthusiasm and incomparable energy are the requirements to dedicate yourself in studying the French language. There are no less than 30 countries in the world which consider French as an official language. Understanding this fact, French speaking people can be competitive in these countries.

French is the official language in countries like Algeria, Belgium, France, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Martinique, Monaco, Morocco, Switzerland, Tunisia and Canada. More than one fourth of its population can speak French.

Several African nations also acknowledge French as an official language. Among them are Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles and Togo.

In addition to the list of the overwhelming number of French speaking countries are Cambodia, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, India, Lebanon, Mayotte, Réunion, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Saint-Pierre, Miquelon, Saint Barthelemy, St. Martin, Syria, The Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu, Vietnam and Wallis & Futuna. These countries have preserved the population of French speaking individuals.

It’s always been a benefit to have good knowledge on the French language. Communication can be delivered without distorting much the meaning of the message that is to be conveyed if one knows how to speak the language. Because international airports and railway systems are French instructed, aside from English instruction, you may want to enrich your adaptability to various major languages. Known for being respectful, civilized and educated, French speaking individuals have created an image that can easily provide rapport to other people.

Giving consideration to one’s career, people who speak the French language can have an easy access to the global scene. Because foreign countries are sending off their delegates to the international market everyday, a comprehensive education of a variety of languages is a requirement. Apparently, international companies and corporations especially in the economic industry are considering those individuals who are bilingual. The French language is one of the major languages used in the international setting.

French is a customary language in the politics and business setting. Various organizations are considering French as their official language. Among these are North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross and the United Nations. Therefore, a world class job opportunity awaits to those people who speak of the French language fluently.

Various studies have explained the emotional and mental benefits of being cognizant to other foreign language like French. When the person acquires new skills, he establishes himself as an accomplished one. And, there is less likelihood of experiencing anxiety. Specific to the French language, improvement of the mental capacity and encouragement of productive behavior is expected to those learning to speak the language. According to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, students who are bilingual (learning a second language) have greater performance in standardized test compared to those who are not. Furthermore, the study reveals that these students are applying their memory skills promoting critical thinking. Mathematical skills are also enhanced.

Knowing how to speak the French language exposes the person to a wide variety of opportunity to engage and speak with different people. There are more than 125 million of people who speaks the French language worldwide. This number proves of the extensive use of the particular language and the likelihood of an encounter to the people whom you share the same enthusiasm and passion. Moreover, people could develop their sense of intimacy when meeting upon these people whom you may have seen yourself in them. Similarly, the advancement of technology that people are embracing its benefits can bring closeness to other people across the globe.

All of this points to the invaluable reasons for learning to speak French.

Three Popular French Courses Which People Use To Learn To Speak French

Pimsleur French Course
Pimsleur French Course
Rocket French Course
Rocket French Course
Rosetta Stone French Course
Rosetta Stone French Course


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      Anonymous 2 years ago

      Thanks for the info. helped me with my project.

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      LOis 6 years ago

      Sorry to correct you, but they don't speak french in India, English they can speak but not french. Nice blog, but I have to admit,les Quebequois ont un accent très drôle quand ils parlent le français.

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      umakemesmile 6 years ago

      Thanks! Great hub! Je aime ta hub mais Je parler un petite français!! Haha. Learning French 1. Let me tell u, i am IN LOVE with the language!! I also speck Spanish. I strongly encourage everyone who can learn s foreign language to do so! Even if you just learn basics. It is very very helpful!! Thanks!

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      funmontrealgirl 6 years ago from Montreal

      Wow John. How is it in Bangkok? Always wanted to go.

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      johncimble 6 years ago from Bangkok

      good for people who can speak multi languages for me i'm speak english but i can speak a little bit thai language because right now i'm living in bangkok, thailand but i'm from new zealand :D

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      funmontrealgirl 6 years ago from Montreal

      Ya, I am lucky to have been growing in French speaking house. But I have a lot of things I wish I can make time for! Thanks for viewing.

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      johncimble 6 years ago from Bangkok

      i wanna l learn how to speak French but too busy with many things to do lol. Thx for a great Hub by the way


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