Studies have shown that learning a foreign language is incredibly beneficial for students. Learning a second language increases brain function, increases tolerance for other cultures, can lead to higher scores on standardized tests such as the SAT or the ACT, and gives you a competitive edge when applying to jobs.
But why learn French?
Over 220 million people on 5 continents speak French, making it truly a world language. A knowledge of French can give you a competitive edge when looking for jobs at multinational companies! French opens the doors to study and work around the world, and learning French will make learning other languages, like Spanish, easier.