Ted sent me a whole bunch of reasons why I should have studied French.
Did you know:
- France has the sixth largest economy in the world after the U.S., Japan, Germany, China and England. [of course a few years ago they were the 4th largest, but hey]
- France is the world's third military power (after the US and Russia), and has the world's second largest defense industry (i.e. exocet missiles, radar technology.)
- France is the fourth largest producer of automobiles in the world (Renault, Peugeot, Citroën) and the third largest exporter.
- France is fourth in research among countries of the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (after Japan, Germany, and the US).
Here's the best quote of the article:
When deciding on a foreign language for work or school, consider that French is the language that will give you the most choices later on in your studies or your career.