Why should you learn French?

You should learn French for a career in dance and music. Much of the terminology in both fields comes from French. You should learn French for a career in diplomacy and international political economics. Historically, French is an international language. It still is part of the classical education that many world leaders go through on their way to their positions of national and international power. You should learn French for a career in research. French is a major research tool worldwide, currently and historically. This is true in regard to every single continent, including Antarctica. And you should learn French for travel. French still is the official language in many countries. So knowledge of it may make visits to places as far flung as Tahiti, Pondicherry, Morocco, and Guiana more authentic, comfortable, and enlightening.