In today’s world, speaking just one language is not enough. Students who speak several languages increases their chance of getting a job. Learning a new foreign language also enriches the mind and opens up new horizons at a personal as well as professional level. Mostly, students get confused about which language to learn. This article discusses how taking basic French lessons at Pace through FRE 101 can help in your career in long run.

A career asset

The ability to speak both English and French is seen as a big advantage by potential employers. Candidates get the benefit of being preferred for certain jobs in multinational companies in a wide range of sectors such as retails, luxury goods, aeronautics, etc. FRE 101 prepares you for this boost in your career.

The only language (besides English) spoken in all 5 continents.

Across all five continents, more than 220 million people speak French. It is one of the most famous languages for international communication. It is also second most learned language and sixth most widely spoken language in the world. Besides all that, French is the only language besides English that is taught on every continent.

Source article: 17 good reasons to learn French

The language of International relations

French is also the working and official language of major international organizations like United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic committee, the International Red Cross and international courts.  FRE 101 will give you a kickstart if you are considering a career in any such organization.

Source article: 17 good reasons to learn French

Fun to learn

French is also a good language to start with before learning other languages like Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, etc. Even though French has several accuracies, it is a simple to learn language and it doesn’t take long for an individual to reach a level where he/she can start talking in French. French is also considered fascinating to many because it is soft and romantic language. FRE 101 professor uses various fun techniques to make this class interesting.

Opportunity to study in France

Speaking French opens a bunch of opportunities for higher studies in one of the finest universities in France and other parts of Europe. Students with a good knowledge of French may be eligible to apply for a government grant in France, leading to an internationally recognized postgraduate degree. This is where FRE 101 comes into play and gives you a boost if you want to study abroad at any point of career.

Source: France Diplomatie: Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

As you can see, learning French opens many worldwide opportunities in America as well as Europe. For this, FRE 101 is the best class to start with. All you need for this class is just a bit focus and do your homework on time and by the end of the semester, you will be ready with a basic knowledge of French.



Yesha Chahwala

Recently moved from India to NYC to study international business at Pace University. Also a national gymnast of India. Here to share my college experience

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