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My first foreign language was French

And it never stopped me from learning more foreign languages.  The languages I speak Greek, French, English, Swahili. and Lingala.

Why I should learn another language?

Learning a second language can also give you a deeper understanding of other cultures, apart from improving your chances of landing a good job or advancing in your career.  

How to make money by knowing a foreign language and travel the world

Your office can be here and anywhere around the world.  You can write a blog about your travels.

 Doors are open to many opportunities when you learn another language.

Last year at HCMWorks wrote an article about a study by The Economist that found the demand for contingent workers would skyrocket over the next five years, with more than 61 percent of top bosses expecting the use of contract labor to increase.  Meaning your opportunity to be your own boss and live a remote lifestyle is only going to increase, earning money while traveling using your language skills.


By the year 2027, freelancers are projected to make up the majority of the workforce in the United States, with 50.9% of the working population. In fact, at the current growth rate, it’s estimated that 67.6 million Americans will be freelancing by the end of 2021. That’s 42% of the American workforce! ~according to website planet

Language Jobs:

Some of these language jobs can fund your adventures. You can become an online language teacher, an independent translator, a travel writer, language tester, a copywriter, a bilingual virtual assistant, a customer service representative for IBM, Amazon, and American Express remote customer service jobs, and don’t forget to check LinkedIn for your job search.  First, determine which job you’d like to do then apply for that job.


Chanel - Paris Fashion Week - Spring-Summer 2021

My favorite quotes:  

“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.” ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“You live a new life for every new language you speak.  If you know only one language, you live only once”~Czech proverb

“There are five important things for living a successful and fulfilling life: never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.” ― Roy Bennett

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.  If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart” ~Nelson Mandela

I choose French for my foreign language

I had no choice, I lived in the Congo a French speaking country, and because my parents are Greeks,  I learned Greek, too.

Now, I teach French at a private school, and tutoring online.  Did you know more than 300 million people speak French on the five continents.  French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, and the fifth most widely spoken language in the world.

Knowing another language will help you for the international job market that you were longing for.  French is the international language of cooking, Le Cordon Bleu Paris – The School of Excellence also école Cuisine, French fashion like Louis Vuitton or Chanel, theater, visual art, dance and yes, architecture You have to check out: École des Beaux-Art. Paris is the number one tourist destination worldwide.

Bonus: French recipes online

French is the official language of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the international Olympic Committee, the International courts, and even American Express.

Photo by Stijn te Strake on Unsplash


Did you know?

Did you know 30 million people attempted to learn a new language in 2020, according to Duolingo.  Plus, did you know French is spoken on all 5 continents, along with English and that France is the 3rd country to accept the most international students increased by 75%.  Moreover, learning a new language improves memory, and most studies show it significantly delays onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Ah! It is the language of love and romance.  Grab your bags and let’s travel around the world.


Practice, Practice, Practice

Did you know that around 10,000 words have been borrowed into English from French.  So, you already know French words.  How about words like:

Joie de vivre, Je ne sais quoi, Souvenir, Bon voyage, Bon appétit, avant garde, apéritif, ballet, chauffeur, and so on.

So, find a conversation partner or join a conversation club. These two things can also be done online.  Use your new language as a tool to communicate from the first day. As a matter of fact you can sign up for a penpal with my language exchange.

Furthermore, you can listen to French radio, radio France

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When you go shopping try to go shopping in French.

Use french shopping vocabulary like:

Dimanche, Je vais faire du shopping, tu veux venir avec moi?

Bon allons-y.

C’est en solde – It’s on sale
C’est combien – how much is it?
Liste d’achats – shopping list
J’aime celui-là – I like that one
Merci, je ne fais que regarder – No thank you, I’m just looking
Je paye à la caisse 

The legendary fashion and lifestyle magazine has a French version, officially called Vogue Paris

I teach French, j’enseigne le français 

But, first let’s start with La Grammaire Française.

Present Tense

Verbs have three persons: the speaker, the person spoken to, and a third person, referred to neither to the speaker nor the person spoken to.  French just like English, has two forms: singular and plural. 


  • First person – Je – I
  • Second person – tu – you
  • Third person – Il/elle/on


  • First person -Nous – we
  • Second person – Vous – you
  • Third person – Ils/elles – they


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