More than 30% UK businesses say they specifically look for language skills when considering candidates for a job and French is one of the most sought after of all the modern foreign languages you can study. This is because French is spoken by 70 million native speakers in over 43 countries around the world. 60 million people visit France annually but the scope of the French language is much wider than that; French-speaking Africa, for example, represents an area larger than the U.S.A. Indeed, French is spoken in all continents, making it a truly international language. Speaking and understanding French allows you greater access to a wealth of French-speaking culture – literature, art, fashion and gastronomy.
Studying French improves your communication skills and will help you become more confident about speaking skills and giving presentations. There is no doubt that studying a foreign language also increases your knowledge of your own native language because there are many opportunities to compare vocabulary and grammar structures. French is what we call a “Romance” language, meaning that it is based on Latin. Many English words are also of Latin origin, so when you learn vocabulary in French you will simultaneously be expanding your English vocabulary.
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