Why Take French?

Learning a second language is a valuable skill for the workforce and a positive influence on a student's education.

French is spoken on five continents and is the sixth most spoken language in the world. It is Europe's second most spoken language after German, and is the official language of 29 countries. It is the second most taught language in schools after English, and a the working language of organizations such as the United Nations, the International Olympic Committee, and UNICEF among many others. Canada is also the second largest trade partner with the U.S., and French/English bilinguals are in demand for companies working with French-speaking partners in Canada.

At home, there are several businesses that are based out of France located in Tuscaloosa including Michelin.

Below you can find resources on the relevance of French Language and Second Language Education programs.

The Status of French in the World

Should Your Student Take Four Years of a Foreign Language?

French Companies in Alabama

Why I Became a Teacher: An Essay on Global Citizenship

The TCHS French Program is located at Tuscaloosa County High School in the Tuscaloosa County School System.

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