On our I Want To Learn French webpage, we give you lots of good reasons to learn French.

Well, here is another one: the US Marines will pay you $1000 extra per month if you are fluent, not just in French but in any language. Your certification doesn’t really matter, just your practical fluency.


Here is an excerpt from the online article:

Do you know any other languages? if you do, you may be eligible for an extra $1000 added to your paycheck every month. Master Sgt. Barvan Lav, the communications chief aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., does, and is one of the few Marines here who take advantage of the military’s Foreign Language Proficiency Pay.
The FLPP allows Marines to earn up to $1000 extra a month for knowing up to three different languages, according to Marine Administrative Message 733/07. To qualify, the service member must pass the Defense Language Proficiency Test annually.

Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/news/98256/uncle-sam-wants-you-learn-language#.ULo_2OTHvoI#ixzz2Dp6mQhqi

So getting Rocket French or another language learning program can be a worthwhile investment, and pay you back many times over.