It’s easy to see why the French language is on the decline in the world. A lot of this really has nothing to do with the beauty of the French language itself. In fact, in the United States as far as high school language electives are concerned, French is always in the top five. There’s just something about the French language that really unleashes everybody’s inner romantic poet.
People from all over the world, of course, are familiar with French design labels. Whether we’re talkingabout Louis Vuitton or Chanel, do understand that people have always equated France with class. They know that real class cannot be copied. It cannot be imitated. It definitely cannot be knocked off. That’s why there will always be a cache as far as French language is concerned.
The moment people start speaking French, you know you’re dealing with sophisticated classy people regardless of how much money you have in your bank account. Class, after all, transcends income and net worth. That is the essence of being French and unfortunately, a lot of that is being lost because we live in the Kardashian age. We’re talking about flashy displays of wealth. We’re talking about shortcuts to sophistication.
French is an attitude. It is a way of looking at life and that’s what gives you class and unfortunately, given our present reality, that is no longer invoked. Instead, people want something quick and easy. That’s why there is a proliferation of all sorts of shallow entertainment and this really reveals a lot of the fault lines and problematic areas of the larger culture and the attitude behind that culture.
Just as importantly, the Internet seems to be written in English. This is not surprising because a lot of the innovation required to get the Internet up and running came from English-speaking countries. This goes with the territory. A lot of the initial content as well as the search engines that indexed and presented and ranked such content were in English. Given this barrage of English confronting Internet users at every turn, it is easy to see why more and more people have switched to English. They may have not been all that thrilled about it. With everything else being equal, many reluctant English language website content surfers would have loved text in the language they prefer-French. Sadly, this was not the case for a very long time so the Internet basically has become an anti-French language platform.
Given the huge pressures facing French, it is nothing short of amazing how this beautiful language has managed to hang on it. We suspect that this has something to do with that oh so distinctive French attitude to life. You can’t fake it. You can’t deny it. And it is oh so catchy.
Given this context, it’s very easy to see why learning and maintaining the French language, with all its intricacies and sacrifices and discipline, is going away. You can do your part in helping ensure that this beautiful amazing language continues to shine a bright beacon of sophistication, class and elegance long into the future.
By simply choosing to remain a French speaker and practicing French and sharing the word about this website, you can go a long way in helping us ensure that there will be francophones long into the future.