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Top Notch Reasons To Learn French

Oct 10, 2007
Learning a foreign language has its own advantages. Firstly, it opens one to a different culture. It thus widens your understanding of the varied customs in the world. Also, it helps one interact with the people of other countries without any hindrance. It is advisable that you speak a language that comes in handy irrespective of your location anywhere in the world. Learn French, for it is one of the top five influential languages in the world. French is the most widely taught language second only to English.

There are many benefits of learning French. More than 80 million are native French speakers, while around 200 million have French as their secondary language. It is an official language in many international organizations like International Red Cross, United Nations and International Olympic Committee. French writers have won the maximum Nobel Prize in the field of literature. Having command over the language gives you an edge as you can work as an interpreter. French interpreters are very well paid as it is spoken as the official language in 28 countries.

The language is not only limited to literature or arts. Some 1200 French companies like Zenith, Dannon, Mack Trucks and RCA-Thomson have subsidiaries in the U.S. and generate around 700,000 jobs in the United States. In almost all the countries of the world, French embassys provides degree courses to its students. Anybody with an inclination towards the language can join the course.

However, there are some difficulties of learning French. The toughest part of learning the language its pronunciation. The silent letters, the new sounds and the liaisons make the learning of the language a bit tricky. It is advisable that you regularly speak the French language as it will help in improving your pronunciation and understanding of the French language. You can listen to the audio or read books written in French. Also, you can join French speaking groups in your area. This will motivate and enhance your fluency in the language. One can also visit the websites written in French languages. Regular visiting these sites will add to the knowledge and skills of an individual.

The French R, Nasal Vowels and the French U are some of the factors that have caused people difficulty in learning the French language. Anyone can learn the language depending on the purpose. Some people learn the language to be an interpreter or a teacher, while some learn just for fun and additional knowledge. Depending on the purpose, the courses offered by the institutes are, immersion, intensive and standard. For people who wish to be an expert at the language enroll themselves for immersion program.

Most of us are unable to commit to the time for such an intensive course. The best alternative is an on line French course.
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