Hi all, This is my first post here in Indusladies. Hoping that I get a good response: My sister's daughter is in 5th Standard and she is offered French as Second Language ( she is having Hindi as her second language now ) from 6th Standard onwards. She is in a dilemma as to change her language of study. Well my niece is above average and is good at academics. so want to weigh some pros and cons of taking up French. Also my question here is: Is French a dying language? Will that in any way reduce her score in board exams. - Say is it true that she might score lesser in French ( being a tough language) than continuing in hindi. Will it involve spending too much of time concentrating in a language subject rather in her core subjects like maths , Science. All the ladies who have gone thru this pls give your views on this. Ladies who have lived in Europe, any suggestion from your end. Looking forward to the responses. Thanks in advance.