does French language offer me better opportunities if i had it?

Discussion in 'Services & Employment' started by naggar218, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. naggar218
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    naggar218 Naval Architect

    hi all, my name is Mahmoud El Sayed El Naggar,
    3rd year, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering student,

    i was just wondering if i have completed my French language course by my graduation date,
    would that be effective for me?
    i mean, would it offer me better job opportunities or post-graduation ones?
     
  2. marshmat
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    marshmat Senior Member

    Hi Mahmoud,

    Being able to speak another language or two is always, always a valuable asset. Fluency in French opens up significant parts of Europe to you, as well as parts of Africa and Canada.

    But nobody will care that you have a French course on your transcript- what matters is whether you can comfortably use the language in technical and business communication. (I have eight years of French courses, but don't actually use the language often enough to be able to comfortably use it in the business world.)
     
  3. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    As - Salāmu `Alaykum السلام عليكم Mahmoud Bey,

    if you´re planning to move to the Cote d´ Azur (there are many NA´s) it is a great advantage. If you are going for a job in the leading Yacht industry (Dutch and German) it might be better to learn German instead. There is nearly no (top) Yacht industry existing in France.
    But as Matt mentioned, every second language, or more, is a big plus in our globalized world.
    Salaam

    Regards
    Richard
     
  4. Guest62110524

    Guest62110524 Previous Member

    I learnt french at school, it is a very handy language,
    If a fairy Godmother said to me, what would be the greatest gift, I would say, MAKE ME MULTILINGUAL
    Such people are far more interesting
     
  5. naggar218
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    naggar218 Naval Architect

    Thanks!!

    Thank you people, all of you replied to me,

    @Matt,
    i see what you mean, thank you and gook luck with your French courses,

    @Richard,
    it is just that i needed to know if it will be a good advantage then, and actually i am willing to work in "Ship Design" in my graduation project, thank you anyway, and by the way how did you knew about "As - Salāmu `Alaykum"

    @whoosh,
    i see your point, thanks
     

  6. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    مرحبا Marħában Mahmoud ,

    a lifetime of travelling the world, 40 years of doing business abroad, parents which brought me up Trilingual, knowledge ? Who knows.........

    Salaam
    Richard
     
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