Bonjour! If you want your child to become a highly successful global citizen in the 21st century, learning French is the way to go because relying on English only will not be enough. French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, and the fifth most widely spoken language in the world.

If your child is already learning English, adding French will not be very difficult, as around 60% of English words are derived from French (think of words like ambulance, restaurant, or government).

French is not only a valuable language skill to have in the business world, but it connects people from 88 states where French is the official language, including Canada and Switzerland. It is also one of the official languages of global organizations such as the UN, the EU, the International Olympic Committee, or the International Red Cross.

If you’re thinking about studying abroad, French opens doors to prestigious universities in France and elsewhere around the world, and it is the language of art, culture, and architecture. Moreover, it is a good foundation for learning other Romance languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, or Italian.

Thus, learning French will give your child a significant competitive edge and set them up for future success!