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If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
1 Corinthians 13:1
Si je parle les langues des hommes, et même celles des anges, mais que je n'ai pas l'amour, je suis un cuivre qui résonne ou une cymbale qui retentit.
1 Corinthiens 13.1

 

Top 10 Reasons

to Learn French

1. French to the

Glory of God

Just like the Mont Blanc, the lavender of Provence, the Côte d'Azur, the Dune du Pilat, or the coast of Bretagne, le Français was given to the world from the heart & mind of God as a means to display his glory.

2. French Scripture

From the beauty of Psalm 23 to hearing Jesus "speak" French in the Gospels, the French Scriptures administer a special grace to the Francophone soul.

3. La France

You can visit France without knowing French, but your experience won't be Next Level if you don't speak French.

4. French Cuisine

Language plays an intimate role in how our minds make associations and recall special memories. From the names of the dishes on a menu, to the regions that they come from, to the way they are prepared (doré, croustillant), our joyful experience of food is co-joined with the language that we speak.

5. French Wine

 

For the French, if you don't serve wine with a meal, its like saying, "Let's cook something, but not use any salt" or "Let's bake something, but not use any sugar". They do not suffer bland fools lightly. The whole point of pairing is that the wine makes your food taste better, and the food makes your wine taste better.

6. New Francophone Horizons

In Europe

France, Belgium, Switzerland & Monaco

 

In North Africa

Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia

In West Africa

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Togo & Benin

In Canada

Quebec, Saint Pierre & Miquelon

In the Caribbean

Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Martin & Saint Barths

In the South Pacific

New Caledonia, Tahiti, Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, Raiatea, Moorea, & Bora Bora

In the Indian Ocean

Madagascar, Comoros, Mayotte, Reunion, Mauritius & the Seychelles

7. French Humor

 

From Asterix et Obélix Mission Cléopatre to Chez les ch'tis you are missing out on some good laughs with good French friends if you don't speak French.

8. Give Romance a Chance

 

From mon amour to ma chérie, if you come to France as a single, and you don't speak French, you will never know what could have been. There are some quality potential spouses in the French church.

9. Theological

Humblebrag

 

That look you get when you casually mention to your Anglo theo bros that you have been reading Calvin again...in French.

10. Citizenship

 

From your written French test to your citizenship interview, you will need a functional level of French to get that second passport.

Language of Love

Action Steps

Follow our French posts on social media

 

Do Duolingo

Do RosettaStone

Read the Bible in French

Listen to the Bible: Louis Segond 1910

Listen to the Bible: version Semeur

Listen to French sermons

Watch France24 news in French

Listen to French worship music:

Sebastian Demrey, Hymnes21, Antydot, Impact,

Projet Colossiens 3.16, Louise Zbinden, Yatal

Albertville Language School

Paris-Massy Language School