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					Benefits of Speaking French

        Madame Phillips




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Test Your Knowledge!

   True   or False?




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     Test Your Knowledge!
          True   or False?

More   countries have French as their
 official language than Spanish.




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La Francophonie

   True!




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          La Francophonie
French  is the official language in 32
 countries.




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           La Francophonie
French  is the official language in 32
 countries.
French is spoken on ALL six inhabited
 continents.




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          La Francophonie
French  is the official language in 32
 countries.
French is spoken on ALL the continents
Fifty-six (56) countries & governments
 make up the francophone (French-speaking)
 community.



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The French-speaking world




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    The 56 countries & governments of
        the French-speaking world
   Albania                Canada-Quebec            Ghana              Moldova
   Principality of        Cape Verde               Greece             Monaco
    Andorra                Central African          Guinea             Niger
   Armenia                 Republic                 Guinea-Bissau      Romania
   Kingdom of Belgium     Chad                     Haiti              Rwanda
   French Community of    Comoros                  Ivory Coast        Saint Lucia
    Belgium                Congo                    Laos               Säo Tomé and
   Benin                  Cyprus                   Lebanon             Principe
   Bulgaria               Democratic Republic      Luxembourg         Senegal
   Burkina Faso            of the Congo             Republic of        Seychelles
   Burundi                Djibouti                  Macedonia          Switzerland
   Cambodia               Dominica                 Madagascar         Togo
   Cameroon               Egypt                    Mali               Tunisia
   Canada                 Equatorial Guinea        Morocco            Vanuatu
   Canada-New-            France                   Mauritius          Vietnam.
    Brunswick              Gabon                    Mauritania



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What do all these people have
        in common?
They   can all speak French!




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Some French people you may know




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Some famous French historical
          figures
Louis XIV        Jeanne  d’Arc
Napoléon          (Joan of Arc)
 Bonaparte        Victor Hugo
Marie Curie      Louis Braille
Louis Pasteur    Alexandre Dumas
Claude Monet     René Descartes
Auguste Renoir   Voltaire

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  Why I like speaking French
“I love traveling. Besides France, I was
 able to practice my French in many other
 countries such as Canada, Cambodia,
 Vietnam, Peru, Egypt, and even the U.S.
 I have met French speaking people in
 nearly every place I’ve traveled, and I
 now have French-speaking friends all
 over the world.”
                             - Mme Phillips

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                      My friends
                                   Global Peace Boat Voyage
My British friend Sam who speaks
    English, French, & Italian      Being multilingual helped us
                                     travel around the world!




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What about every day people?
“I grew up in Chicago speaking
English and Spanish, but I like to
speak French with my friends.
It’s like a secret language when
we don’t want everybody to know
our business!
                             - Juan

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A French-speaking teenager’s
       point of view
“It’s  cool being able to speak
 French. I can make friends on
 facebook who live in other
 countries. One day I hope to
 visit them.”
                             - Eric

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    A French-speaking college
     student’s point of view
“I love speaking French because I
can understand music, magazines, TV
shows, soap operas, movies and jokes
that not everyone can. That makes
me special.”
                - Jenny

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        Poor Zoe!
She can only speak English.

 “I am limited to who I can talk to because
 not everyone can speak English. I think I
 should learn another language because
 otherwise I will always remain an outsider
 when I travel and even in some communities
 here in the U.S.”
                                        - Zoe


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 Personal Benefits of Speaking
            French
 Make    friends from all over the world.   French is spoken
 on all 6 inhabited continents!




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 Personal Benefits of Speaking
            French
 Make    friends from all over the world.               French is spoken
 on all 5 inhabited continents!

 Do   you like to travel?        Wouldn’t it be nice to communicate with
 the people you meet on your trips? (Not everyone speaks English!)




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 Personal Benefits of Speaking
            French
 Make      friends from all over the world.                       French is spoken
  on all 5 inhabited continents!

 Do   you like to travel?         Wouldn’t it be nice to communicate with
  the people you meet on your trips? (Not everyone speaks English!)

 Explore cultural avenues that would otherwise be
  closed to you. Take up French cooking classes. Watch French movies
  focusing on the screen, not subtitles. Listen to French rap or pop music and
  understand what your favorite artists are saying. Read great books, plays, and poetry.
  And much more!




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        Educational Benefits of
           Speaking French
 Did  you know that 30-50% of the English language
    comes from French?
 French can help you with your English!
 Students who learn French perform better on standardized
  tests.
 Studying French has been shown to boost ACT/SAT scores.
 Studying French enhances critical thinking & problem-solving
  skills, which helps you excel in other subjects, like English,
  math, and science.


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        Educational Benefits of
           Speaking French
 Did  you know that 30-50% of the English language
    comes from French?

 Satisfy    high school and college requirements.
   CPS requires 2 years of foreign language for graduation and
    most universities today require at least 2 years of foreign
    language for admission. If you take a foreign language now,
    it could save you money later! The fewer college courses you
    need to take, the cheaper your tuition will be.


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   So…how do I get started?
     You’re already on your way!
    Do you recognize these words?
fiancé         faux pas             genre
         agent            bouquet
chauffeur      unique             façade
                     avant-garde
     entrepreneur             chic
                    déjà vu         spécial
  petite                    cuisine
           souvenir                   RSVP
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  But. . .how can French help me
             get a job?
French is mandated in these organizations:

    Amnesty International         Org. for Economic Cooperation
    Interpol                    + Development (OECD)
                                    Red Cross and Red Crescent
    International Olympic
     Committee                      United Nations (UN)
    North American Free Trade    World Health Organization
     Agreement (NAFTA)           (WHO)
    North Atlantic Treaty          World Trade Organization (WTO)
     Organization (NATO)



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     What jobs use French?
Teacher              Tour guide
Translator/          Travel agent
 interpreter          CIA operative
Ambassador           Singer
Diplomat             Actor
Flight attendant     International
Hotel staff        businessman/woman
                    And more!



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           Professional Benefits of
               Speaking French
   Broaden your job prospects.                You decide who your employer is going to be;
    don’t let your choices be limited! By speaking French you can work for domestic or
    international companies and organizations. You can even work abroad!




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           Professional Benefits of
               Speaking French
   Broaden your job prospects.                You decide who your employer is going to be;
    don’t let your choices be limited! By speaking French you can work for domestic or
    international companies and organizations. You can even work abroad!

   Broaden your horizons.              When you study a language you also learn about the
    culture. You can use your cultural knowledge to make business connections and lasting
    impressions. Use your finesse to excel at international relations.




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           Professional Benefits of
               Speaking French
   Broaden your job prospects.                You decide who your employer is going to be;
    don’t let your choices be limited! By speaking French you can work for domestic or
    international companies and organizations. You can even work abroad!

   Broaden your horizons.              When you study a language you also learn about the
    culture. You can use your cultural knowledge to make business connections and lasting
    impressions. Use your finesse to excel at international relations.

   Build up your resume.         Employers get stacks of resumes. How will you make
    yours stand out? Show that you went the extra mile; show that you have unique skills.




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  Where can I practice French
        outside class?
Join the Alliance Française
Watch French films (Check out Facets                          they show French films in

  their cinema and have an enormous French video collection)

Listen to French music (Check out www.radiofrance.fr)
Read French books & magazines (CPL, Alliance
  Française, and Europa books have large collections)
Go  to French restaurants with French
  staff (Kiki’s Bistro, La Crêperie, etc.)


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 Check out these websites:
http://french.about.com/

http://www.quia.com/shared/french/http:

 //www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/
http://www.radiofrance.fr/

http://www.listenlive.eu/france.html


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Bon Courage!!!



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