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Why learn French?
A WINDOW TO THE WORLD
In today’s world, speaking one language is not enough. 220 million people speak French around the world! French 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.
an official canadian language
French is one of Canada's two official languages and French communities can be found in every province. 21% of Canadians have French as
their mother tongue. In Calgary, close to 7% of the population can speak both official languages.
A career asset
Language skills are often required for government positions, especially in federal departments. Studies have shown that Canadians
fluent in both official languages have better opportunities than unilingual job candidates.
A traveller’s top choice
French is the only language that is 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.
A cultural journey
Enter the worlds of cinema, gastronomy, literature, fashion and science! Discover the works of great French writers, poets, actors and
singers. Learn French and embark on an unforgettable journey into the arts and culture of France, Québec and other Francophone parts of the
A way to meet new friends
Wit over 1,000 students every year at Alliance Française Calgary, you will meet new like-minded people who love cultural experiences and
learning new things. A great way to expand your circle of friends!
French is fun & familiar
Approximately 50 percent of English vocabulary is derived from French. It's not quite as simple as just learning the other 50 percent, but
it is a good start! French is an easy language to learn and our teachers will help you learn in a fun and efficient way!
Train your brain
Learning a second language stimulates the brain! A 2014 study found that reading,
verbal fluency, and intelligence were improved in people who learned a second language, even if they took up the language later in