Ranjit Avenue is the educational hub of Amritsar. The area has a wide variety of both private and government educational institutions of different types – be it computer courses, management courses or language courses.
Well. You must be searching for the best place to learn French language at Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar? Well, being the heart of the city, Renjit Avenue has a few foreign language institutes that offer various French classes to the local residents. These institutes have been serving tens of thousands of people, especially students who want to learn French for various purposes.
French language helps students mainly in getting a good part-time job in Canada when they go there on student visa. The majority of students who come to Ranjit Avenue to attend basic French language classes belong to this category. A little knowledge of this language along with your ability to speak English will land you in some good, well-paid part-time job in Canada during your student life. How is it possible? Because Canadian population is bilingual and your potential employer in that country will prefer you, if you can speak both English and French, to other applicants who can speak only one of these languages. Needless to say, you will also be paid more handsomely. Not a bad idea, is it?
In addition to this, French language institutes at Ranjit Avenue also have a good number of students who want to take this language class as a hobby. Their main aim is to learn some foreign languages as it is their passion. It makes them feel good and stand out in the crowd. To quote Charlemagne, “To have another language is to possess a second soul”. By knowing some French, you can enjoy French movies (Believe me, some of the best all-time movies come from France) and French literature (‘Les Misérables’ and ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ are just two titles among the innumerable classics the literary world has ever seen). Though these novels have English translation, they are no match to the original French flavour. Another reason to try some French lessons.
And now, with the increased frequency of trans-continental flights and affordable airfares, more and more people are able to travel around the world than in the past. Although the USA, Australia and Canada remain the hottest destinations for the locals in Amritsar, a huge number of people explore Europe (predominantly France) when they are refused visa to the top countries. But you should understand that a good number of people (of course not all) in many European countries are either not so good at English or feel more comfortable speaking any European languages, French being the most popular one among them. Hundreds of students who join foreign language schools at Ranjit Avenue to learn French by attending regular classes are those who want to fly to Europe on tourist or visit visa. A reason fair enough. Uh?
Still not convinced? Read on. Assuming that you are not very much into Canada-Europe thing, let me tell you: French also opens up broadways of job opportunities here in your own country India. Many Ranjit Avenue residents who attend French classes are well aware that a good knowledge of this language, well beyond the basics, can groom them into interpreters in demand, a widely-sought-after translators or at least handsomely-paid tourist guides in India. While English-speaking Indians have to face tough competition in getting jobs in such fields, job opportunities will come to your doorstep in search of you if you have a decent knowledge of French.
What about French teaching? Sounds daunting? Sigh deep. Thank your Goddess of luck! More than 80% of French teacher vacancies in India are for Elementary level teachers. If you are a person with at least a DELF B2 level (upper intermediate) certification, you can try your hands on teaching French basics provided that you are passionate, studious and good at getting your points across. Almost every city of India has acute shortage of French trainers. In every French language classroom at Ranjit Avenue, you will spot a few French-learning students with this aim in mind.
Common Ranjit Avenue folks! Just join the French bandwagon! Start learning this language, It doesn’t matter your planning to go abroad or stay in India. WIth a pinch passion and a bit of enthusiasm, seasoned with perseverance, you can learn French language at Ranjit AVenue.
This blog is written by the Faculty of French at Nova French and English Campus, SCO 21 Mezzanine floor, Ranjit Avenue B Block, Distt Shopping Complex, Amritsar.