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Why learn French?

Looking for ways to inspire your students or yourself? Look no further! These links will help you to explain the benefits and joys of learning and speaking French to your students - or yourself.

Why Learn French?
There are all kinds of reasons to learn a foreign language in general, and French in particular.

What is French? Facts and Figures About the French Language
How many French speakers are there? Where is French spoken? In which international organizations is French an official language? If you're wondering why you should learn French, maybe these facts and figures about the French language will convince you.

Spanish is Easier than French... Not!
There is a common myth among English speakers that Spanish is easier than French. In reality, there are "more difficult than" elements in both. Here is a detailed comparison of the two languages - you decide if one is easier than the other.

Celebrities who speak French
If your students dont see any point in learning French, maybe Jodie Foster and Johnny Depp can help: we're compiling a list of famous non-native French speakers around the world - your students might be surprised at how cool French really is!

French is Better than... Everything!
Purely for entertainment - lists of reasons that French is better than chocolate, shopping, Spanish, and more.

French in English
The English language has been shaped by a number of other languages over the centuries, and most Anglophones know that Latin and German were two of the most important. What many don't realize is how much the French language has influenced English.

Le Français, première langue littéraire de l'Internet
Discussion of the extent of French literature on the net. If you want to read it, you'll have to learn French.

French: the most practical foreign language
This site explains why you should learn French by focusing on the importance of French in the world.

More than 75 Good Reasons to Study French
This site offers 75 reasons to learn French.

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