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5 reasons to learn French

Number 5 will surprise you!


1. Don't feel like Emily in Paris

The ability to speak even a little French makes it so much more enjoyable to visit France and communicate with locals. You don’t have to travel far to practice your French: Tahiti & French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu or Wallis and Futuna are beautiful islands in the Pacific where French is spoken.

French also comes in handy when travelling the world. In fact, 300 million people world-wide speak French across 7 continents and 29 countries including Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Lebanon, Senegal, and Burkina Faso.

2. Embrace French culture

Speaking French will guarantee a much deeper understanding of French culture on so many levels. It will unlock a whole new world: discover the subtleties of French cinema by watching movies without subtitles, uncover millions of French YouTube tutorials teaching you how to cook like a French chef or how to nail French chic. You will be able to impress your friends by taking part in debates about French wine or by singing along to your favourite French tunes!

When you know French, the international world of sports and events is open to you: the Cannes Film Festival, the French Open, the Tour de France, the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the 2024 Olympics in Paris. Did you know that French is an official language of the Olympics? Whatever your interests or hobbies, there's something French for you to enjoy.

3. Increase your job opportunities  

French is also the official language of the United Nations, UNESCO, the International Red Cross, and the European Union: the second largest trading block in the world! Speaking French opens a myriad of job opportunities across the world and within prestigious Melbourne-based French companies such as Renault, Veolia, Michelin, Peugeot, L’Oreal and L’Occitane.

4. Speaking French is magnifique, but there are also tons of benefits to speaking a second language

Exercising at the gym is good for the mind and the body. However, it is just as important to keep yourself mentally fit and give your brain a workout. It has been proven that speaking a second language has many benefits for the neurons such as:  

  • Developing creativity and being able to come up with smart solutions
  • Improving your ability to multi-task
  • Slowing the effect of old age (memory loss, confusion and difficulties with problem-solving and planning) and possible dementia, by up to 5 years.

Scientific tests suggest that just 45 minutes of trying to understand another language can improve cognitive function.

5. You already speak French daily

Et oui ! 40 to 50% of the English vocabulary comes from French, which means you already use French words all the time. We promise this will make your French journey much easier! You will still learn new words, new grammar, new vowel sounds and gain a new perspective on language itself – it’s a fantastique and fascinating journey ahead, so are you ready?


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