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Why Learn French? 

French is...


1.

Not as foreign as you might think

All those words ending in “-ion” in English, like “communication”, “confirmation” or “investigation”: they’re all French! Ok, almost all of them. About 30 percent of English words directly come from French. Sure, that leaves you with quite a bit to learn still, but it is a pretty good start! The point is, French is an easy language to learn and our teachers will help you along the way in many fun and efficient ways!


2.

training for your brain

Learning a second language stimulates the brain! A 2014 study found that intelligence, reading, and ease of expression were improved in people who learned a second language, even if they took up the language later in life. If you want to challenge and boost your intellect while having fun, learning French is the way to go!


3.

A career asset

Language skills are often required for government positions, especially in federal departments. And those skills are valued in the private sector too: Studies have shown that Canadians fluent in both official languages have better chances of being hired, promoted and of having their pay raised.


4.

An official canadian language

Yes, you know that one, but it is true: French is one of Canada's two official languages and French communities can be found in every province. In fact, more than 22% of Canadians have French as their first language. In Calgary alone, 7.5% of the population can exchange jokes and phone numbers in that language. 


5.

A window to the world

In today’s world, speaking one language is not enough. More than 300 million people speak French around the world! It is an official language in 29 countries and it is also the only language, alongside English, that is taught in every country in the world. That makes French the only language spoken on all 5 continents! The ability to speak even a little French makes it more enjoyable to visit Québec or France, the world’s top tourist destination.


6.

A first step on a cultural journey

Enter the worlds of gastronomy, literature, fashion, cinema and music! Learn French and embark on an unforgettable journey into the arts and culture of France, Québec, Morocco, Belgium and other French-speaking parts of the world! And you can do it all from Calgary, with our weekly cultural events.


7.

a way to meet new friends

With our classes, events, library and over 1,000 students every year at Alliance Française Calgary, you will meet like-minded people who love cultural experiences and learning new things. A great way to expand your circle of friends!  


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