Why Should My Child Learn French? Aren’t Other Languages More Useful?
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Why Should My Child Learn French? Aren’t Other Languages More Useful?

Learning any second language has many cognitive benefits, so no matter which language you choose for your child, it will never be a waste of time or money.  While it is true that in the United States, your child is more likely to hear Spanish spoken close to home, knowledge of French can increase the professional opportunities that will be available to your child in the future. In the worlds of business, technology, international diplomacy, politics and the arts, the value of French language skills should not be underestimated. There are 60 French-owned firms in Charlotte alone, and many more multi-national firms with offices in French-speaking countries. In the IT field, French is one of the most commonly used languages after English. At the United Nations, although there are six official languages, English and French are considered the only two “working languages”. In an increasingly global economy, your child is likely to actually use the French they learn at some time in their future career.

Here is Business Insider’s recent take on why you should teach your child French:

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-we-still-need-french-2014-2