Learning French is not for snobs !
French is the official language of 29 countries in the world.
Move over Spanish, French is one the rise !
According to a recent article from "the latest projection is that French will be spoken by 750 million people by 2050".
A study by investment bank Natixis even suggests that by that time, "French could be the most-spoken language in the world, ahead of English and even Mandarin." The reason ? The fast growing French speaking African population.
French is the official language in 29 countries in the world : France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Canada, Haiti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Madagascar, Ivory Coast, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Sénégal, Chad, Guinea, Rwanda, Burundi, Benin, Togo, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Comoros, Vanuatu, Seychelles, and all the French Territories of Guadeloupe, St Martin, Martinique, St Barthélémy, Wallis and Futuna, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, St Pierre et Miquelon, Jersey and Aosta Valley. Another recent study from the business school ranks French in third position before Spanish for the most spoken language for business relations ( the first being English and second Mandarin Chinese ) .
More Americans still take Spanish so French is a strategic choice of second language. While there might be more jobs requiring Spanish at the moment, there will be a lot more candidates applying for the positions, so that means more competition. While jobs requiring French ( think of all the relations with Canada) will have a lot less candidates able to apply.
Many developing African nations will see their business relations rapidly increase with the rest of the world and French will be the language in demand !
While learning French seems daunting because of the complex grammar, don't forget that 29% of the English vocabulary comes from French ! You'll be surprised to see how many words you already know before you even start !
In this context, it makes a lot of sense to .
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