Target Membership: All full-time QU students interested in French.
Contact: Maryam Chaudhry:
and Ike Onike:
Mission: To promote and enjoy the French culture and language through fun and interesting activities as well as create bonds between different cultures.
Programs & Projects: We will be hosting French movie nights, bake sales, potlucks, field trips, mardi gras parties, and fashion shows.
You may be wondering, "What's so important about French?" Many people are not aware of the fact that English is a language deeply embedded in French. In fact, over 50,000 English words come from French words. Also, French is spoken in over 43 countries.
French culture and language are important for us to learn about for several reasons. In order to fully understand the importance, we have prepared a list of the best answers to the question.
Knowing French will help you function in our global economy. People who know two languages have a great advantage over those who only know one. Knowing French can help you communicate and do business in every country which French is spoken.
Speaking French will open more job opportunities and will increase your potential salary. Knowledge of another language is essential in over 60 occupations.
Studying another language increases awareness and appreciation of other cultures and people. Over 125 million people speak French, it opens the doors to communication.
Like sports? French opens up many sporting events to fans. It is the official language used to announce medals, events, and winners at the Olympic Games.
Knowing French will help you learn...English! 40-50% of English words come from French. It will also help influence grammar skills, possibly increasing your ACT or SAT scores.
Studying a new language helps to develop your critical thinking and creative skills, as well as memory, self- discipline, and self-esteem.
Proficiency in French will greatly improve your chances of entering graduate school. Knowledge of French is required in order to conduct research.
It helps enhance traveling abroad to countries such as: Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa. France is the second most visited tourist destination in the world.
French opens the door to art, music, dance, fashion, food, and media.
French is the language of many literary masterpieces. Descartes, Voltaire, Pascal, and Rosseau are all French writers. France has won more Nobel Prizes for literature than any other country.