Monday, 5 July 2010

Why Learn French?

There are several reasons why people learn French, I came across an article on that listed some of these reasons below:
  • It is one of the most commonly taught languages in schools in the UK and abroad.
  • You can be understood in 55 countries across five continents and by over 200 million people.
  • French is a melodious and romantic language with a relatively quick learning curve.
  • 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 in exams.
  • Open the doors to art, music, fashion, food, architecture and literature.
  • Discover a new appreciation for other cultures in countries that speak French like: France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Monaco and many African nations.
  • Be more competitive in the national and international job market in disciplines like business, medicine, law, 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!
Why do you learn French?

A little introduction...

Hello and welcome to my blog. Let me tell you a little about me. My name is Cee Cee (at least that's what everyone calls me) and I'm a A2 student at a college near where I live.
My main passion in life is languages, that's what I am actually good at. I am currently learning Chinese (my native language) and French, as well as English Lit and Business.
Ever since Year 9, when my teacher taught me the first word in French i.e. 'bonjour', I was hooked. Before long, I finished a GCSE in French and I am currently embarking on an A2 French course which includes lots of reading and writing.

What's this blog about I sense you are about to ask?
Well, it is going to be about anything French, from language to culture as well as any trips that I may go on during my course of study.

Anyways, that's enough about me, and I hope you enjoy my blog!