French

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Why learn French?

The sixth most widely spoken language in the world, French has around 285 million speakers, including 77 million native speakers. French is spoken as a first language by around 40 percent of Belgians, 22 percent of Swiss and 22 percent of Canadians and is an official language in 29 countries, second only to English.

Abundant culture

France is one of the leading countries in the world in both literature and cinema. Writers from France have been awarded more Nobel Literature Prizes than any other country while the Cannes Film Festival is one of the world’s most prestigious.

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French at Third Level

Thinking of studying in any of the fields listed below in university? Consider combining your field of study with French!

Animals and Veterinary Science with French Click here

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Physics, Mathematics and Space Science with French Click here

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Art, Craft and Design with French Click here

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Music and Performing Arts with French Click here

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A leading economy

France has the seventh largest economy in the world and remains an industrial powerhouse with leading car and plane-building industries. France is one of Ireland’s top five markets for both goods and services, according to Enterprise Ireland.

A language of opportunities

French is one of the main languages of global bodies like the United Nations and World Trade Organisation and it is the main working language of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

There is forecast to be 700 million French speakers by 2050, 80 percent of them in Africa, according to the Organisation

 

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Did you
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Only 6.5%
of the world’s population are native English speakers