Why Study French

  • French opens up a rich world of culture, history, and ideas that have influenced western and global culture for centuries.
  • It is projected to be the world's most-spoken language by 2050.  This means more need for communication in French with a rapidly growing Francophone population.
  • In the business world, French is the second most important language for direct access to the global marketplace, in particular in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia.
  • French majors have some of the highest employment rates among all college graduates.
  • In fact, Foreign Languages is the fifth most promising major for long-term employment .
  • In general, learning a second language helps you understand your own language and culture from a different perspective. Speaking more than one language is not only personally enriching and potentially life-changing, it also opens up many opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.