Why Study French?

  • French is spoken on five continents and by more than 200 million people in 43 countries.
  • French is both a working language and one of the two official languages of the United Nations, UNESCO, NATO, the European Union, the International Olympic Committee, and the International Red Cross.
  • French is the second language of the Internet.
  • French is the world language of cuisine, fashion, personal care products, architecture, theatre, arts and dance.
  • Fifty percent of current English vocabulary is derived from French.
  • An understanding of the French language is a stepping-stone to communication on other Romance languages.

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Last updated: 5/28/2013

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