French is the second most widely learned language after English.
It is also the third most widely used language on the internet, after English and German.
French is the second most widely learned language after English. It is also the third most widely used language on the internet, after English and German. French is the official language of many international organizations like the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, International Olympic Committee, International Red Cross, WHO, etc. It is also the language of great scientists such as Pierre and Marie Curie, Pasteur, Paul Broca and of great philosophers Descartes, Sartre, Derrida, Voltaire, etc.
France has its own unique culture rich with literature and music. Students learning French are able to read the original text of renowned French writers like Gustave Flaubert, Albert Camus, Alexandre Duma and poets Charles Baudelaire, Jacques Prévert, etc. Further, France was the birthplace of cinematography. French films are known for their rich content. New wave French cinema brought a revolution in the world of the film industry. Knowing French helps to have firsthand experience of watching the great performances of French actors like Jean Gabin, Marion Cotillard, Juliette Binoche. Knowledge of French builds a foundation learning other European languages like Spanish, Italian, Portuguese as well as English. A major chunk of the English vocabulary has been derived from French. The French government offers many grants to French knowing foreign students to do their post-graduation in some famous French universities. France is known for its industry like aeronautics and automobiles, tourism and hospitality, fashion and cosmetics, etc. So knowing French is advantageous for those seeking education, jobs, and business in France.
|A1||Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce himself/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details.|
|A2||Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.|
|B1||Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.|
|B2||Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.|