Open House at the Alliance Française de Manille [fr]
On October 13 (Saturday), the Alliance Française de Manille will hold its Open House. During this event, AFM will offer a set of trial classes, a free French movie screening as well as many other activities. It is a great opportunity to start learning a new language!
Why learn French? Here are 5 good reasons!
|1. A world language spoken on the five continents|
More than 280 million people speak French on the five continents. The OIF, an international organization of French-speaking countries, comprises 77 member States and governments. French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, and the fifth most widely spoken language in the world. It also the fourth language most used on internet and social media.
2. A career asset
The ability to speak French is an advantage on the international job market. A knowledge of French opens the doors of French companies in France and other French-speaking parts of the world (Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, and the continent of Africa). As the world’s fifth biggest economy and third-ranking destination for foreign investment, France is a key economic partner. Many multinational companies are also using French as their working language as French is the second most used business language.
3. The language of culture
French is often considered the language of culture. A French lesson is a cultural journey into the worlds of fashion, gastronomy, the arts, architecture and science. A knowledge of French offers access to great works of literature in the original French, as well as films and songs.
4. An essential language of international relations
French is both a working language and an official language of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, the International Olympic Committee and the International Red Cross. Proficiency in French is essential for anyone considering a career in any international organization.
5. A language for higher education
Speaking French opens up study opportunities at renowned French universities and business schools, ranked among the top higher education institutions in Europe and the world. Students with a good level of French are eligible for French government grants to enroll in postgraduate courses in France in the discipline of their choice and qualify for internationally recognized degrees.
Those are fives reasons to learn French but there are also many other reasons: learning a new language opens up the world, France being the world’s top tourist destination it is also a language for tourism, France is often considered as the language of love and romance.
Experience the French language during the Open House of Alliance Française de Manille and its various workshops for newbies taught by native teachers.
Alliance Française de Manille’s Open House is on October 13 at 209 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air II, Makati City (near Jazz mall, opposite LRI Plaza).
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