Why Study French
Outside of France,
French is one of the
official languages of
Luxembourg and Canada,
and the official and
diplomatic language of
many countries in
territories in the
Caribbean and in the
Pacific. French is also
spoken in Louisiana and
parts of New England.
French culture, particularly that aspect of it known as the Enlightenment,
was influential in shaping our own democracy in the 18th century. It
is the language of philosophy, gastronomy, art, fashion and science. Today,
France is a leading world economy in the fields of aeronautics, space-travel and
communication technology. In today’s global economy, language competence and an
awareness of cultural diversity are essential for a career in international
Be understood in over 55 countries across five continents and by over 200
Get a head start on learning other Romance languages like Spanish, Italian,
Develop critical, creative thinking and problem solving skills. French also
provides the base for more than 50% of the modern English vocabulary, which
improves performance on standardized tests.
Open the doors to art, music, fashion, food, architecture, literature,
scientific innovation, and technology.
Discover a new appreciation for other cultures in countries that speak
French like Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, and many African nations.
Use French to pursue studies in Francophone countries.
Promote language diversity throughout the world.
Be more competitive in the national and international job market in
disciplines like business, medicine, aviation, law, transportation
technologies, global/international distribution and luxury goods.
French is the official working language of the UN, NATO, UNESCO, the
International Olympic Committee, the European Union, the International Red
Cross and much more!
- European Union, the International Red Cross and much more!