WHY TO LEARN FOREIGN LANGUAGES?
- IWB Post
- January 16, 2014
It’s been years that I am teaching French and I have seen equal participation from girls, compared to boys. Students take up this language as it is quite fun to learn and takes little time to master. Plus, it adds to your resume! I have many examples of students who got placed in companies like American Express, Genpect, Convergys, in 5-star Hotels, Export-Import houses, Tourism Companies, etc, just because they had the edge over other of French knowledge.
French is considered a very important language in International terms, especially for Management students who further have to deal with international markets and clients. Gone are those days when only men would come and get French Language Diplomas, these days even girls have started opting for this course. Hence, they are bagging jobs in Tourism Sectors, which was earlier not an option. Moreover, housewives too can opt for this language course since; there are many Freelancing opportunities like Language-Translation, etc where they can earn sitting at home.
Here, I want to bring to your knowledge about the Rajasthan University’s Exchange Program where our students are sent to France. This is a great opportunity to polish the language while you live among French people and also helps in one’s personality development.
I hope my article would encourage few women and girls opt for this career. Trust me, I am a new-mom and handling this teaching job with great efficiency. When I can, so can you!
By: SHIVA PRABHAKAR,
French Faculty at Alliance Francaise.