Ici on parle français!
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Is French on YOUR CV?
In 2014, foreign language majors earned the highest average starting salary of all liberal arts majors.  

The top ranked languages for business are English, Mandarin, and French.

So put your French to work for you.  Highlight your foreign language on your CV and you'll stand out. 

Why Study French ?
Studying French language, literature and culture helps us grasp the endless and often debatable scope of human diversity. And along the way, we get pretty good at a lot of other stuff too, don’t you think? 

We improve our cognitive and critical thinking skills, we sharpen our communication skills, and we increase the number of doors that open to us for graduate study and careers.

French is back on the rise !
Need some facts and figures? Take a look at this:
  • The number of French speakers in the world has tripled over the last fifty years.
  • The number of French speakers across the world grew 25% since 2010 from about 220 million in 2010 to 274 million in 2014, equal to 90% of the US population. (Reuters)
  • French is the fifth most widely spoken language in the world.
  • There are over 100 million students in the world learning French right now.
  • French is the official language of 33 countries and widely spoken in at least 10 more.
  • French and English are the only two languages spoken on 5 continents.
  • French is the 2nd most useful language for business after English. The top three are Mandarin, French, then Arabic. (Bloomberg)
  • French is 1 of 6 official languages of the United Nations.
  • Over 1,200 French companies in the United States employ 500,000 Americans.
  • French is one of the official languages of many international organizations: the UN, UNESCO, NATO, the EU, the Olympics.
  • French is required or preferred by over 50% of international jobs listed by the U.S. State Department.
  • French is the second most frequently taught foreign language in the United States.
  • France has won more Nobel Prizes for literature than any other country.
  • Canada is the largest trading partner of the United States and Montreal is the second largest francophone city in the world after Paris.
  • France is a world leader in science and technology. The Human Genome Project is located in Paris; U.S. Coast Guard helicopters are made by Aérospatiale, Airbus is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of airplanes; and we have these recent inventions thanks to the French: the “smart card”, the Minitel (the precursor to email and the Internet), fiber optics, HDTV, and high-speed rail.

"Voici mon secret: il est très simple. On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur. 
L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."
- le renard (Le Petit Prince)