September 19, 2011

French is #2 Language for Business

Teachers and students of French have new evidence to support their dedication to the French language.  A recent Bloomburg poll ranks French the second most useful language for business! Ranking were based on the population of speakers throughout the world (French is spoken by 68 million people worldwide and is the official language of 27 nations, according to Bloomberg.) As schools begin to rethink their offerings in world language departments, many are continuing to offer Spanish, but choosing to replace French with Mandarin Chinese and/or Arabic. It is essential that teachers and students promote French as a valuable, dynamic, marketable modern language. "The World Speaks French" is a website dedicated to promoting French with statistics and materials for French promotion.