Benefits of Learning the French Language in India

Are you Interested in Learning the French language in India? You want to know more about the scope, career options, and job opportunities? Discover some great benefits that you’ll get from studying French.
Advantages of learning French

Are you Interested in Learning the French language in India? You want to know more about the scope, career options, and job opportunities? Discover some great benefits that you’ll get from studying French.

Why Learning French is important for Indians

Learning one’s tongue is never enough, especially in today’s world that is highly diversified in all spheres of human endeavors. Even if you can speak English fluently plus your native India language, there is still a need to learn something new.

There are numerous good reasons for why to study French. Thanks to a wide array of career options in Foreign languages, the benefits of learning French in India is immense. People who speak different tongues have a higher chance of finding a job faster than others, whether at home or abroad. The art of learning another unique language opens up and enriches the mind both professionally and personally.

One of the languages you can learn to achieve all of this positivism is the French language.

Read — (i) Advantages of Learning a new Language (ii) Which Foreign Language to Learn? (iii) Benefits of Learning Spanish (iv) Scope of German in India (v) Scope of Chinese Language (vi) Why Learn Korean? (vii) Why Learn Japanese in India? (viii) Career in Foreign Languages (ix) Scope of Italian in India.

Why the French Language?

French is one of the most popular and widely spoken languages in the world. Don’t tell me since the French didn’t colonize India; you don’t need to acquire it. You would certainly wish you do if it becomes a prerequisite for obtaining qualifications for a highly paid job.

Speakers of the French language are in the pole position to build a sound prospect future. It also brings a lot of benefits for you in the area of your communication skills, economic and cultural gateways.

It is essential to learn the French language because most of the MNC in India are from Europe, and the majority of them have their origin traceable to France. That means you will have to know the language if you wish to work for businesses that require French as a criterion for employment.

Another reason why French is vital for you to study is that it is the most popular choice among India students studying a foreign language. Every year, more than 5 thousand students leave India to study in Paris, another reason why you should study French in India. You don’t want to be left behind, do you?

The French language opens up windows of opportunity for you. A lack of French study is one of the reasons why people struggle to land big-time jobs with MNCs in India. French will enable you to overcome the language barrier in most places of the world, particularly in Europe and in Africa, where the language reigns supreme.

Benefits of Learning the French Language in India

The scope of the French language in India

Learning French is highly beneficial to people in India. Apart from the fact that French is the most popular Language in Europe, it is the only one (along with English) that is widespread in five continents of the world.

It will interest you to know that more than 220 million people speak French worldwide, and it is a dominant language of international communication. French is commonly thought of as a third language in most of the cities secondary schools in India.

The scope of the French language covers areas such as Communication, Connections, Culture, Communities, Comparison — which is the five ‘C’ in learning French language (like all other foreign languages). Each of these segments has a profound effect on your ability to relate to people in the outside world.

Advantages of learning French

There are multiple benefits associated with learning French as a foreign language. These include but not limited to:

1. The language of international relations

French doubles as a working language and an official language of the United Nations, UNESCO, the EU, the International Olympic Committee, NATO, the Hague, and the International Red Cross. If you want a career in any of these places, you need to be proficient in French.

2. A worldwide view-changing language

Except for English and German, French is the next famous language online, and it’s even more popular than Spanish. When you learn and master the art of speaking French, you would be able to view the world from an alternative angle. Besides, you will be able to communicate with other French speakers from all over the world.

3. A language of worldwide travel

More than 70 million visitors visit France every year, making it one of the popular tourist destination choices in the world. You can learn and easily blend into the diversified French culture that varies from the country itself to other places where the language is spoken as an official language.

But the real benefits are yet to come. It lies in the career sector.

French as a career choice

Learning the French language adds more firepower to your resume. For instance, India has a population of 1.3 billion people, and it’s seen as an attractive market for hundreds of multinationals companies. Most of these multinational companies come from Europe and other continents where French is widespread publicly. These have raised the stake for job seekers to learn a foreign language, and one of which is French.

Your ability to speak French and English puts you ahead of others in finding a job in most of the BPO, KPO, IT, and MNCs. You will be an asset in the companies that use French as their working and interactive language. You can comfortably secure jobs in a wide range of sectors such as in the automobile, aeronaut, luxury goods, retailing, etc. France has the world’s 5th largest economy, and its multinationals are spread all over the globe.

With a certificate in French studies, you can also work in:

1. The Civil and Diplomatic Services

French will give you a boost in your quest to gain employment in the civil services, especially if you have opted for the foreign service department. The globalization has changed the face of the world. Government entities like External Affairs Ministry, Tourism department, Foreign National Embassy, etc. offer various job opportunities to those candidates who are proficient in French. 

Like any other Intelligence Agency, the Indian version of governmental secret service is always on the lookout for people who can speak multiple languages. With a qualification in French, a widely spoken language, your chance of being called up is always on the high side. 

2. Embassies

After learning French, you can apply for positions in more than 25 embassies in India. While there are various kinds of French jobs in the embassy but they are mostly administrative. These jobs are generally highly paid. French Jobs in embassies offer a great platform to gain experience and have exposure to a multicultural environment.

3. Teaching

As more and more people take to Learning French as a foreign language, the newspaper ads sections are often awash with openings for a French teacher-be it in India, or elsewhere. If you have a passion for teaching, there is always a French language teaching job opening for you, including online French course teaching.

4. Document Translator and Interpreter

It is a big pond where you can fetch a ton of cash. You can do by merely going over French documents, audio or videos, and translating them into English or other languages are known to you. You can do this as a freelance translator and interpreter as a career option, for embassies, for businesses, and educational institutions. The well-paid salary for a language learner is the primary motivation.

5. Guide

Many tourists come to India every day, and a good number of them speak French. You can decide to work and act as a guide for these tourists. The French tongue can be utilized in the industry to assist the foreign traveler, communicate with French speaking-employees, and to work in French-speaking countries. Career opportunities in the Travel and Tourism industry are quite lively and vibrant.

6. Jobs in MNC and Export-House

Many Indian and MNCs are looking to expand their footprints in French-speaking Africa, Europe and other parts of the world. You can find a plentiful amount of opportunities in the export sector. A sizable number of multinational companies in India come from France or other French-speaking countries of the world.  A knowledge of French not only opens the doors of these MNCs in India but also abroad.

Read — (i) DELE Exam in India (ii) SIELE Test (iii) DELF Exam in India (iv) TEF and TCF Test (v) Why Learn French? (vi) Why Learn Spanish? (vii) French Vs. Spanish?

Final Thought

There is a whole lot to gain from learning and speaking the French language as an Indian citizen or one who lives in India. The benefits and options available to you is unique and is something worth thinking about. You don’t have to struggle to secure a job in such a highly competitive labor market like the one in India. French is one of the ways out of a jobless lifestyle. Get that knowledge today.

In a nutshell, Learning French languages in India have a lot of importance for your career and business plans. It is something you that brings you lots of benefits as it opens you up to the world and the vast opportunities present there. LanguageNext offers a wide range of French language classes in Noida center. 

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Vikash Gupta

Vikash Gupta

I take a great interest in the languages of the world and that is why I choose this career. By profession, I'm a College lecturer and Foreign language faculty and by passion, I am still a language learner. I write at languagenext.com/blog and studyfrenchspanish.com

69 thoughts on “Benefits of Learning the French Language in India”

  1. Hello sir, I am Umar Farook from Chennai, and I completed PGPDM in security marketing. Right now I am working in a private company. What are the benefits of learning french and going on to share the market job in French?

  2. Dear Sir, I am an Engineering graduate with over 20 years of experience in Sales. Recently i have lost job & am planning to learn German /French. Kindly suggest learning any one of above language can open up a job opportunity in India / abroad. Kindly guide me.

    1. Yes, but that will take time, and there is no certainty that you will able to find a job that can match your previous one. It is better to concentrate on your existing talents and experience and maybe learn a foreign language as a hobby.

  3. Hello sir, I am Shobana from Chennai, India. I am perplexed to decide to learn French or Spanish or German. I’m interested in all the above languages, but I would like to know which is a more efficient language to get a better career in India. How should I begin and initiate my leaning? Pls, guide me to move forward on this. Thank you in advance.

    1. I wish I can give you a straightforward answer regarding the choice of language. I consider all three equally vital European tongues. Maybe you can spend some more time reading and then make an informed decision. Whatever you decide, you won’t regret in the future. Read — French, or Spanish, or German?

  4. Hi sir, this is sai I have done my MBA but now my mind is thinking about learning French. Shall I get the job opportunity?? Instead of doing a job through MBA. Please, can you suggest to me.

    1. Possible, but it is better to concentrate on your existing knowledge and qualification. You can learn as a hobby or secondary skill. Most of the good French jobs are available for those who have spent a considerable amount of time.

  5. Hello sir, I am doing MSW and want to do the French language, but I am still very confused about the language so will it be a good option to learn French with MSW? Please guide me here.

    1. Difficult to say! Opportunities exist; you just need to explore it. At least, there is no disadvantage in learning French.

  6. Hello sir, After completing B1 level in French, I want to go to France for further levels of French. So, please tell me how to go to France and join the French Institute. And please tell me, can I do a part-time job with the course in France.

    1. Neither it is feasible to work part-time, not you can stay after completing any short-term course. If, however, you go for an MA or Bachelor program, then you can work part-time. Besides, you can stay for the next 2-3 years after completing the course. Contact any study abroad consultant.

  7. Hello sir! I am Himanshi. My question is which language is the best to learn amongst French and German? And which of these has a good scope in India as well as abroad?

        1. Both Countries have hundreds of good Universities. It is better to pick a right University, and not a country. You can contact any overseas consultant. They can guide you better.

  8. Hello sir

    I m Vinay. Could you please tell me which language (German or French) has better scope for health care professionals? Your answer to this question is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance

      1. Hello sir! I am Rucha Kulkarni. My question is which language is the best to learn amongst French, Spanish, German and Japanese? And which of these has a good scope in India as well as abroad?

  9. Bharath Yaswada

    Sir, I want to study in Europe. Can I learn French to get a visa easily and also a free education in Europe? I completed Mba in this year.

  10. Bonjour!
    Sir, I am a student and am learning French in school. After 10th, I want to pursue a career in French language. Sir, fortunately my school has an option to give them class 10 board exams with French. So, sir will this benefit me in the future. Also, it would be very kind of you to suggest some reputed colleges/universities for getting a degree in French.
    Merci.

    1. The school-level French will be helpful in the future, but only to a limited extent. The degree courses (BA+MA) in French are offered in plenty of Universities such as JNU, DU, BHU, EFLU, Mumbai University, Visva Bharati, Bangalore University, and many more. You still have a few years in hand before you make the decision. As of now, you can pick French and concentrate on 10th and then 12th.

  11. Hello Sir,
    I humbly request you to plz give me some idea if I study the French language from Delhi University. Is this preferred for a good job in a foreign country or in India?

    1. You don’t get a job based on where you study. It depends on how you study, your level of engagement with, your proficiency, experience and other skillsets. DU is a good option though reputed private institutions are better since the latter focus more on speaking and listening. These are essential for French specialist jobs.

      1. Hello sir,
        My child has recently cleared his 10th board exam and scores 80% and nd got admission and art one of reputed college. He want to learn French also from mumbai university. I don’t have any idea about art and France suggest me to guide him.

  12. Good morning sir. I want to do a certificate course in German or French. Which one should I choose? Which one is better and I heard German is harder than French?

    1. Difficulty wise, German and French is more or less at the same level. Both German and French offer good scope. You can choose either one. Whatever you decide, you won’t regret in the future.

  13. Mrsamarth sahai

    Hello sir, I have a question that how can one apply for embassy job in Delhi for translator after C1 as no vacancy in the French embassy is advertise on the internet?

      1. Hello sir.
        I’m interested in learning the French language, how I can learn French in TRIPURA STATE (north-east). Please give me any suggestion.

        Thank you

        1. I’m not aware of any French learning centre in Tripura. You may try some local classified ads. You can also search for some online courses to cover at least elementary level French.

      2. Hi sir
        I’m a fashion garment merchandiser works in an export house which works with an international buyer. I want to learn a foreign language but I’m confused between German and French language. Can you please advise me which one would be better to learn according to my field.

  14. Abhishek Vaskar

    Should I get a good job in IT out of India In the basis of IT knowledge and French language?

    1. After B1, you will be eligible for entry levels jobs in KPO and BPO. If you’re looking for French Specialist job with decent salary in any MNC or want to work as an Interpreter or Translator or in any business where you have to deal with French speaking clients, aim for DELF B2 though DALF C1 is even better.

    1. If you have any personal preference, pick that one. If not, then French is more popular and offer more opportunities across the globe. Additionally, as an international language French is spoken in over 30 countries and useful in various organizations. Read — Scope of Italian Language

  15. Amazing Article! Your Article is very informative and I felt quite interesting reading it. Thanks for posting such post.

  16. Hello sir, Regards
    Sir, I m from Bihar. Sir i want to learn portuguese language. Sir can you provide any institutions in Patna where I learn this portuguese. Sir please guide us.

    1. You can try any website offering beginners level French. Our online and offline French resources are only for existing students. If you want to learn French in a proper and effective way, you should join any reputed French institute in your locality. Good Luck!

  17. Hello sir, I have completed graduation in civil engineering and now I’m really stuck in giving govt. exams. I am interested in learning french language but is there any scope or better job and is it will be helpful for me in my any civil engineering jobs in India as well as in foreign.

    1. If you have the interest, you should learn. French offers plenty of career opportunities in a variety of sectors/industries. Ability to speak French will help you to apply for French companies as per your existing profile. There’s just one caveat: You need to be really good in French something like DELF B2 or DALF C1. This will take around 3 years! Read — French Proficiency Test and Career Options in French

  18. Hello sir,
    I wanted to ask that I am doing my french course from Alliance Française. Is it necessary for me to have a Delhi University’s degree for french. I am currently a graduate from DU English (hons.).

  19. Thanks, I’ve recently been looking for information about this subject matter for ages and yours is the best I have discovered so far.

  20. Sir I am PhD in English and i started learning French language this month. What are my career opportunities in abroad after learning French language and since I am already a PhD holder.

    1. After completing Advanced level French, you can apply for English teacher jobs in Francophone countries. Contact any overseas consultancy or International recruiters / job portals.

  21. hello sir,
    I have done double master’s in engineering, but am totally disappointed with my salary and my career. I thought of learning french language so that it will widen up my job. Unfortunately i failed in A1 Exam. Now am totally disappointed, whether to proceed further or not. kindly guide me.

    1. If you want to learn, you should continue your French. Don’t be disappointed. Just keep studying and i’m sure one day you will pass B2. Do remember, you may or maynot able to use French in your career and it will also take time at least few years. So learn as a hobby and who knows one day it may be career asset on your resume.

  22. Sir i am karan from jalandhar. Can you tell me if I compete my french classes then can i go canada easily for job or study? Can i get visa easily by french language?

    1. NO. French is not the criteria or requirement to get the visa for Jobs or study in Canada. Yes knowledge of french will add additional points to overall score to help in getting PR of Canada but that is just one of the many criteria.

  23. Hello. I am 26 year old based in Kolkata. I have done 3 year advanced diploma from Ramakrishna mission and one year language and culture certificate from the same. I also have a B1 DELF certificate. I have failed DELF B2 last year by merely few marks and had to start working in order to be financially stable for my family. I am a BA in English and hate my job but I am stuck because I have to take care of my family finances. I feel lost in my career and do not know how to move forward. I do not know what am I fit for when it comes to a profession. Please guide me and show me the way.

    1. I can understand your situation. We all feel discouraged from time to time. Don’t be disheartened. Since, you have already completed B1, no need to worry about B2. Sooner or later, you will surely be going to complete B2, may be even C1. I know few who failed in A2 and later completed B2/C1. BA in English + B1/B2 (French) is a good combination in the job market. You can try some Jobs related to French in Kolkata. You can check some career options in foreign languages. It may take some time but I’m sure you will achieve your goal.

  24. Dear sir, I want to know that is there any scope of French language without studied from government colleges. like that jnu, Du

    1. Yes of course! The DELF and DALF are diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education. These certificates are accepted and recognized everywhere in the world that also lifetime. In fact, Students who are pursuing various courses from DU, JNU or any University in India also appear for these exams. Since, It is official French proficiency test. Thus, you will earn the certificate as per your knowledge. You know where you stand and that is good for your career. Although many claims but very few institute follow DELF / DALF syllabus. All our French courses are designed as per DELF curricula only.

  25. Hello sir , I m Narender and my strongly wishes to learn foreign language. But still I m confused to make a selection between French and Spanish. Please guide me which will be the better option for me to learn the between these two from the prospective of career.

    1. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer. Both are equally important. Spanish will be more useful in Spain, USA, Central and South America whereas French has an edge in Europe and North Africa. French will score better than Spanish in a wide array of sectors such as aviation, fashion, automobile, retailing, travel & tourism, etc. and on other hand, Spanish is in great demand in the sectors like ITES / BPO / KPO, etc. and second most important in USA. Also, Spanish is easier than French. Read more and then choose the one you like the most. Whatever you choose, you won’t regret in future.

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