HISTORY OF FRENCH
The French language is a Romance language, meaning it stems from Latin and is part of the Indo-European language group. The modern French of today is the result of millennia of evolution with changes in grammar, both written and spoken, and revitalised with new vocabulary.
French is spoken by about 175 million people, called Francophones, and is an official language in 29 countries, most of them members of an organization called La Francophonie.That’s why millions of students learn French around the world.
IMPORTANCE OF THE LANGUAGE
The importance of being able to converse in French can be highlighted from the fact that at the beginning of the 21st century, French was an official language of more than 25 countries. In France and Corsica, about 60 million individuals use it as their first language, while in Canada it is spoken by more the 7.3 million people. Belgium and Switzerland have recorded over 3.9 million and 1.8 million Francophones, respectively. Remarkably, the population of French-speakers in the United States of America (especially Maine, New Hampshire andVermont) is nearly 1.3 million. Furthermore, more than 49 million Africans—in such countries as Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia —use French as a first or second language, and millions of inhabitants of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia use it as their principal international language. Many creole French speakers too use standard French in formal situations.
With such a diverse range of places to study and/or work, the French language is asset to acquire.
HOW TO START?
Starting out learning French can seem frightening at first.However, ifyou’re ready to start learning French, you’ve taken one small (but important!) step on your exciting journey of French learning.
If you’ve never learned a language before, it’s best to take a class to get the grammar basics. You can spend hours memorizing vocabulary, but if you don’t know how to construct sentences, you’re not speaking French.
There many classes are available for all schedules and price points. The key is to look for “intensive” courses, which will teach you the foundations of French in a short period of time (and with some hard work on your part!).
Fortunately, we are here for you! We’ll help you build good habits, get comfortable studying French and prepare you for success as you continue to advance in the language on your own.
Here at our institute, we provide the best tutors to our students and by “best”, we mean it!
Our tutors are expert French speakers as they have been speaking the language for the entirety of their lives, French being their mother tongue. They are equipped with all the necessary tools to teach and guide you throughout the learning process.
By the time you’ve finished, you’ll be a confident and well-rounded French speaker, ready to begin your study or work across the world.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL FACULTY
Albeit there are numerous, well-versed, capable French trainers in the country, there remain differences between learning a language from a local (Indian) faculty and that from a native French-speaker.
Doesn’t seem so? Well, consider this: From whom would you prefer learning Punjabi – a Punjabi or aTamilian?
The same logic could be applied while considering learning any language including French.