Why learning French in the 22nd century at NTU?
1. A global language for furthering your education and boosting your career
Make new friends! Speaking French will allow you to communicate with more than 280 million people on five continents. French is the official language of 33, and French is the only language, apart from English, to be spoken on all inhabited continents.
Change your life! Speaking French will open up study opportunities at renowned French speaking universities and business schools in many countries, such as Canada and Switzerland, and open the doors for careers in international French companies. Due to the booming economic growth of African countries, French will remain a major business and high-tech language in the world.
2. A language that opens up the world for your future
Planning and international career? French is both a working language and an official language of many international institutions such as the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross, the Universal Postal Union, etc.
Afraid of not getting enough practice during your French studies? French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English. There are over 525 French-Language universities in the world. OGEM (Office of Global Education and Mobility) in NTU offers immersion programmes in France during summer and winter.
Did you know? French is also the third most widely used language on the Internet (2017).
3. A language of culture
"French is too difficult to learn". French is lexically more like English than any other Romance languages since 50% of current English vocabulary is derived from French. While learning French, you will better understand English and even improve your English.
"I am just interested in France and French culture". France is the world’s top tourist destination and as such attracts about 80 million visitors a year. Speaking even a little French offers you insights into the Francophone culture, mentality and way of life. Moreover, learning French will help you to understand the languages of cooking, theatre, the visual arts, dance, architecture, etc.
For more information please contact the French language coordinators at French@ntu.edu.sg
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