Why speak French?

Why speak French?

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274 million of Francophones in the world
http://www.francophonie.org/-La-Francophonie-en-chiffres-.html?debut_list_art=0#pagination_list_art

French is an official language in 29 countries
http://www.francophonie.org/Denombrement-des-francophones.html

French is the most widely taught second language after English
http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/politique-etrangere-de-la-france/francophonie-et-langue-francaise/

French is spoken in over 102 countries and territories in the world
http://www.francophonie.org/IMG/pdf/oif_synthese_francais.pdf

French is the 5th most widely spoken language in the world
http://www.francophonie.org/Le-francais-5e-langue-la-plus.html
http://www.francophonie.org/IMG/pdf/oif_synthese_francais.pdf

Speaking a new language helps you to get to know and understand another culture
http://www.alliancefrancaise.cz/Pourquoi-apprendre-le-francais.html

French is the official language of the Universal Postal Union
http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/enjeux-internationaux/langue-francaise-francophonie-et/langue-francaise/les-priorites/article/le-francais-langue-internationale

French is the official language of the Red Cross
http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/enjeux-internationaux/langue-francaise-francophonie-et/langue-francaise/les-priorites/article/le-francais-langue-internationale

French is one of the two official languages of the Olympic Games
http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/enjeux-internationaux/langue-francaise-francophonie-et/langue-francaise/les-priorites/article/le-francais-langue-internationale

French is one of the official languages of the United Nations
http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/enjeux-internationaux/langue-francaise-francophonie-et/langue-francaise/les-priorites/article/le-francais-langue-internationale

French is a major language for business and technology
http://www.francophonie.org/IMG/pdf/oif_synthese_francais.pdf

French opens doors to careers in teaching, business, diplomacy, research, translation, interpretation, travel and more
http://www.alliancefrancaise.cz/Pourquoi-apprendre-le-francais.html

French is spoken in 2 of the G8 countries
http://www.francophonie.org/Qui-sommes-nous.html

If you bump into Bradley Cooper or Sidney Crosby, you could have a conversation in French
http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/12/01/us-johnnydepp-idUSTRE6B05QA20101201
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svguDjMOJfU&feature=related

There are well over 33 million French-Speakers in the Americas
http://www.francophoniedesameriques.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/rapport-dactivit%C3%A9s-2013-2014-Centre-de-la-francophonie-des-Am0%C3%A9riques.pdf

Over 125 million peopke in the world are currently learning French
http://www.francophonie.org/IMG/pdf/oif_synthese_francais.pdf

French is the language of love
http://www.alliancefrancaise.cz/Pourquoi-apprendre-le-francais.html

French is the lingua franca of art, cuisine, dance and fashion
http://www.alliancefrancaise.cz/Pourquoi-apprendre-le-francais.html

French is the 4th most widely used language in the Internet
http://www.francophonie.org/Le-francais-4e-langue-de-la-Toile.html

Speaking French enhances your travel opportunities
http://www.alliancefrancaise.cz/Pourquoi-apprendre-le-francais.html

The number of French-Speakers has tripled in the last 60 years
http://www.lepoint.fr/societe/le-printemps-du-francais-07-04-2011-1319269_23.php

There are over 812 French-Language universities in the world
http://www.auf.org/membres/

Knowing another language looks impressive on a resume
http://networkedstreets.com/wordpress/archives/4905

French-speaking Africa represents an area larger than the USA
USA area : 9,6 million square kilometer
French-speaking African area : more than 12 million square kilometer (including North of Africa)

Many scholarships are offered to bilingual students
http://electronicinfo.ca

Learning another language can help you to understand your own
http://education.alberta.ca/teachers/resources/learnlang/benefits.aspx

Salaries are higher for bilingual workers than they are for unilingual workers
http://www.uoguelph.ca/news/2010/08/bilingualism_pa_1.html