Why Study French?

French Food Festival
Chocolate crêpes at the French Food Festival in Richmond, Va.
  • French is a language spoken by 200 million people in 50 countries
  • French is a language for international communication
  • French is a language of culture, diplomacy, business, and research
  • Studying French reinforces English skills. About 45 percent of English
    vocabulary is derived from French
  • Language skills enhance job opportunities in many fields.
  • Knowledge of foreign cultures makes for better citizens at home and abroad.

More information: http://www.utm.edu/staff/globeg/profren.shtml