Course Code: LP003
French is one of the most widely spoken languages. Here are 10 reasons for why people learn French:
1. A world language
More than 200 million people speak French on the five continents.
2. A language for the job market
An ability to speak French and English is an advantage on the international job market.
3. The language of culture
French is the international language of cooking, fashion, theatre, the visual arts, dance and architecture.
4. A language for travel
France is the world’s number-one tourist destination and attracts more than 70 million visitors a year. French also comes in handy when travelling to Africa, Switzerland, Canada, Monaco, the Seychelles and other places.
5. A language for higher education
Speaking French opens up study opportunities at renowned French universities and business schools, ranked among the top higher education institutions in Europe and the world.
6. The other language of international relations
French is both a working language and an official language of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross and international courts.
7. A language that opens up the world
After English and German, French is the third most used language on the Internet, ahead of Spanish. An ability to understand French offers an alternative view of the world through communication with French speakers from all the continents and news from the leading French-language international media (TV5, France 24 and Radio France Internationale).
8. A language that is fun to learn
French is an easy language to learn. There are many methods on the market that make learning French enjoyable for children and adults alike. It does not take long to reach a level where you can communicate in French.
9. A language for learning other languages
French is a good base for learning other languages, especially Romance languages (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian) as well as English, since fifty per cent of current English vocabulary is derived from French.
10. The language of love and reason
First and foremost, learning French is the pleasure of learning a beautiful, rich, melodious language, often called the language of love.
The French program has no entry criteria. Anyone with an interest to learn is welcome to enroll.
- French alphabets
- Say your name in French
- Days of the week
- Months of the year
- Countries and Nationalities
- Some regular –ER verbs
- Verbs Être and Avoir
The course is basic Spoken French and can be completed in 20 hours or less.
Students who complete the Basic Spoken French can move to Business French.
On successful completion of each level will receive a certificate representing the level of accomplishment.