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Five (5) reasons why you should learn French and not let an accent get in the way of learning any foreign language

Here are five (5) reasons why you should learn French and not let an accent get in the way of learning any foreign language:

  1. French is expected to be the most widely spoken foreign language by 2050. Given the inroad that English has made in cementing itself as the world’s 1st language, the promotion of French till date has been preparing its place, in the near future, as the world’s 2nd language, though Mandarin is being driven, relentlessly, by economic prospects and China’s demography.  Do not be left out in the race!
  2. Anglophone Africans find it difficult to communicate, easily, with Francophone Africans due to linguistic barrier, which, expectedly, prevents them from forging greater and better economic and political ties and regional trade alliances.
  3. French will be an important linguistic and commercial tool for Anglophone Africans as ECOWAS work toward a common currency in the region, with the scale tipping against Anglophone ‘Ecowasians’, less equipped, language-wise, to use a common currency (and boost trade) with their Francophone counterparts and within the Continent. A welcome opportunity for professional translators and interpreters!
  4. Foreign language learning, especially French, enables learners and speakers to access immense literature and data on politics, economics, cultures, markets etc. thereby providing more possibilities for businesses to enter and remain in global markets.
  5. A new language will enable young upwardly mobile tech and non-tech professionals to work as expatriates in international organizations and at jobs requiring, sometimes, knowledge of a 2nd language.

Indeed, we need to remember that knowledge of a foreign language helps to bridge communication gaps, bring people together, and foster peace, friendships, and commercial exchanges.

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