Benefits of Learning French in India

Are you Interested in Learning the French language in India? Discover great benefits and career options that you’ll get from studying French.
Advantages of learning French

Are you Interested in Learning the French language in India?

Do you want to know more about the scope, job opportunities, and benefits of learning French? Here, you will discover some incredible advantages that you’ll get from studying French.

“Qui n’avance pas, recule” (“Who does not move forward, recedes”)
— French Proverb

Why Learning French is important?

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 mother tongue, there is still a need to learn something new.

There are numerous good reasons to study French.

Thanks to an 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 quicker than others, whether at home or abroad.

The art of learning another 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.

Why Study French in India?

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 well-paid job requiring French.

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 Indian students studying a foreign language.

Every year, more than 5 thousand students leave India to study in Paris, and for them, studying French is beneficial.

In the end, 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 people struggle to land big-time jobs involving languages with some 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

Scope & Demand of French

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) widespread in five continents globally.

It will interest you to know that more than 250 million people speak French worldwide, and it is a dominant language of international communication.

French is commonly taught of as a third language in most of the cities secondary schools in India.

The French language scope 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, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the Hague, and the International Red Cross.

If you want a career in any of these places, being proficient in French will go a long way.

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 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 an Amazing Career Choice

Learning the French language adds more firepower to your resume. For instance, India has a population of over 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 & Diplomatic Services

French will boost your quest to gain employment in the civil services, especially if you have opted for the foreign service department.

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. Foreign 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 language 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 job for French teacher opening, including online French courses.

4. Translator & 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, for embassies, for businesses, and educational institutions.

The highly paid salary for a language learner is the primary motivation.

5. Linguist 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.

Careers in the Travel and Tourism industry are quite lively and vibrant.

6. Jobs in MNC & 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 Francophone countries. 

A knowledge of French not only opens the doors of these MNCs in India but also abroad.

Final Thought

There is a lot to gain from learning the French language as an Indian citizen. The benefits and options available to you is unique and is something worth thinking about.

You don’t have to struggle to secure a employment in such a highly competitive job market 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 by passion, I'm still a learner. I write at and

95 thoughts on “Benefits of Learning French in India”

  1. Hi
    I am Richa worked for travel agencies for 19 yrs. Now, I am not doing anything as home needs my attention now but want to learn French language and want to make a career in teaching. Please guide me.

    1. You can join any French institute with an aim to complete at least B1 if not B2. Then, you can try for teaching jobs in various educational institutions. Besides, you can also work as a Freelance online/offline teacher. It might take time to learn properly and get some experience, but that is essential for making a successful career in this profession.

  2. Hello,

    I am an LLB graduate, and I am interested in learning a foreign language. Could you please let me know what is the best know option (French / German)?

  3. Dear Sir,

    I am working in Corporate and looking after accounts payable. But now I want to explore new opportunities by learning a foreign language with my experience. Please suggest.


  4. Sir, I’ve finished DELF B1, and I am planning to host a French student in my home for 6 months. I want to work in a french BPO (speaking). Will it be sufficient to achieve fluency in French?

  5. Sir, I have some basic knowledge of French. Now I would like to learn thoroughly. I am going to join in Ramakrishnamath, Hyderabad to learn French. Will you pls suggest, if I learn from Ramakrishna math, can I get a good job? Or should I learn from any colleges? Pls, suggest.

    1. Vivekananda Institute of Languages (VIOL) is a good, but L’Alliance Française in Hyderabad is a better choice. A job depends on your proficiency level and existing academic qualification and experience, and not the institute where you have studied. Whatever you choose, do take the DELF exam. This diploma will help you in the job hunt.

  6. Sir, I completed my BCA degree in the computer. But I want to learn French and pursue a career in the French language. How can I do this? Give me direction. Should I do a Diploma or Master, and from where? I am worried about my future.

    1. A Diploma may or may not be sufficient to make a specialized career in French. To pursue a Masters in French, you need knowledge equivalent to DELF B2 or 3-year Advanced Diploma or BA in French. Why not explore the combination of MCA and part-time French course to at any private institute. You will have more employment possibilities and get the best of both worlds.

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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 it in the future. Read — French, or Spanish, or German?

      1. Sir, I’m a hotel management graduate and due to this pandemic, I’ve lost my job. Since I had already studied French in school, currently I’m planning to study this language and establish it as my career. What all job prospects can I expect as a hospitality graduate and after gaining proficiency in the French Language?

        1. You can work as a French language specialist in various companies. You can explore opportunities as a teacher, translator, interpreter, content writer, international sales and market, to name a few. Later, once the economy revives, you can look for jobs involving hotel management qualification and French.

  10. 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.

    2. Santhosh sivan

      Hi sir, I’m studying hotel management, which language is useful for that (Spanish /French).
      Thank you

      1. Hi sir,
        I wish to learn the French language in France. I have completed the A2 level from Alliance Française. I am 35 years of age and currently working in NBFC. I wish to quit my job and start afresh. Please guide me which course would be suitable for me to gain fluency in written and spoken french so that I may start a new career in language. Which course /degree or diploma /duration would be suitable for me. Thank you

        1. You can continue beyond A2 and complete DALF C1/C2. These levels are enough to achieve high fluency. I won’t recommend leaving the current job before getting a new one. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. You can study French part-time.

  11. 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.

    2. Hi, my name is Kirti, and I am a BCom grad with experience in banking and now I stay at home parent. I wish to learn a foreign language to work as a freelancer from home. Please suggest which language will be most useful and what level of proficiency is needed to take up the profession. Thanks.

      1. You can choose one between French, Spanish, German, Japanese, and Mandarin. All these languages offer plenty of opportunities as a Freelance. You should at least aim for the upper intermediate level, something like B2.

  12. 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.

    2. Hello sir, I work as a Pre-primary Teacher in a school. I don’t find much growth in this field. I am 27 yrs old. I want to learn French and want to start anew. Kindly suggest.

      1. “A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush.” You can hold on to the current profession, and concurrently begin studying French. Once you achieve some eloquence, you can nibble the probabilities of using French in your career. Maybe as a French instructor in a school.

  13. 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.

  14. 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?

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

    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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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. There are very few embassy jobs that require French specialists. In most cases, qualification and skills other than French are also required. Since the number of new openings is very few. You should also try some other jobs. Read — French jobs in an embassy.

      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.

  20. 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 offers more opportunities across the globe. Additionally, as an international language, French is spoken in over 30 countries and useful in various organizations.

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

  22. Hello sir, Regards
    Sir, I m from Bihar. Sir, I want to learn the Portuguese language. Sir can you provide any institutions in Patna where I learn 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!

  23. Hello sir, I have completed graduation in civil engineering and now I’m really stuck in giving govt. exams. I am interested in learning the French language but is there any scope or better job and is it will be helpful for me in 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. The 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.

  24. 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 degree in French? I am currently a graduate from DU English (hons.).

    1. No, you don’t need any college degree. Alliance Française, however, doesn’t offer any Diploma or certification. Thus, you should appear for DELF with an aim to complete at least B2. DELF is accepted as proof of French competence for most of the jobs worldwide.

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

  26. Sir, I am a PhD in English and I started learning the French language this month. What are my career opportunities abroad after learning French and since I am already a Ph.D. 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.

  27. Hello sir,
    I have done double master’s in engineering, but am totally disappointed with my salary and my career. I thought of learning the French language so that it will widen up my job. Unfortunately, I failed in the A1 Exam. Now I 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 may not able to use French in your career and it will also take time at least a few years. So learn as a hobby and who knows one day it may be a career asset on your resume.

  28. Sir, I am Karan from Jalandhar. Can you tell me if I complete my French classes then can I go to Canada easily for a job or study? Can I get a visa easily by french language?

    1. NO. French is not the criteria or requirement to get a 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.

      1. Varsha agnihotri

        Sir, I am Varsha Agnihotri. I am a student of B.ed and also doing French course in IIT Kanpur, but I m not able to talk in fluent. What should I do to speak fluently and make a career in French? Please tell me how to clear delf. I am too much depressed. Please help me.

        1. As per the IIT Kanpur website, they only offer the two-semester part-time course in French and cover beginners & elementary level. To achieve higher fluency, you need to complete advanced levels, and that will take a considerable amount of time.

          Maybe after two levels, you can join some good French institutes, or use online resources and listening practice. There is no shortcut. If you are ready to study French for a few years, you will reach your goal, provided that you practice regularly.

  29. Hello. I am 26-year old based in Kolkata. I have done a 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 a 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, maybe even C1. I know few who failed in A2 and later finished B2/C1.

      BA in English + B1/B2 (French) is the right combination in the job market. You can try some Jobs related to French in Kolkata. It may take some time, but I’m sure you will achieve your goal.

  30. Dear sir, I want to know that is there any scope of the French language without studied from government colleges like JNU or 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 a lifetime. In fact, Students who are pursuing various courses from DU, JNU, or any University in India also appear for these exams.

      It is an 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 institutes follow DELF / DALF syllabus.

  31. Hello sir, I am Narender and I strongly wish to learn a 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 perspective of career.

    1. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer. Both are equally important. Spanish will be more useful in Spain, the USA, Central, and South America, whereas French has an edge in Europe and North Africa. French will score better than Spanish in many sectors like aviation, fashion, automobile, retailing, travel & tourism, etc. and, Spanish is in great demand in the industries like ITES / BPO / KPO, etc. and second most important in the 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 it in the future.

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