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French Institute in India commences ‘The Largest On-Site Training for French Language Teachers in India

The French Institute in India (IFI), in collaboration with the Amity School of Foreign Languages, today kick-started its annual French language Teacher Training program in partnership with Amity University, Noida. Six expert trainers from France and India will share their knowledge with participants in this intensive program. From May 27 to 31, 2024, the Université […]

The French Institute in India (IFI), in collaboration with the Amity School of Foreign Languages, today kick-started its annual French language Teacher Training program in partnership with Amity University, Noida. Six expert trainers from France and India will share their knowledge with participants in this intensive program.
From May 27 to 31, 2024, the Université Pédagogique Régionale – Inde 2024 program is educating more than 86 French language teachers from across India and neighboring countries, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. It aims to provide pedagogical training tailored to the teaching contexts of French in schools, universities, and Alliances Françaises, taking into account the identified needs in these institutions.

The opening ceremony was held in the presence of the Counsellor for Education, Science & Culture, Embassy of France, Mr. Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, and Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Prof. (Dr.) Balvinder Shukla.
“The International Training Program is the largest on-site training event for French language teachers in India. In the context of remarkable Franco-Indian cooperation, where France wishes to welcome 30,000 Indian students by 2030, nothing could be better than this meeting aimed at strengthening the skills of a large number of teachers and, in turn, better preparing young Indians for international studies and giving them access to a wider range of professional opportunities!” said Mr. Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens.
“I wholeheartedly support this international training initiative, empowering educators to elevate French language education with excellence and cross-cultural understanding.” Said Prof. (Dr.) Balvinder Shukla.

This is the ninth edition of the program that IFI has been running since 2015. Each participant will attend 30 hours of training (2 x 15-hour modules) during the week, focused on particular facets of teaching methodology.
Teaching French for Specific Purposes (FSP), Implementing the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in the classroom to evaluate and motivate learners, Pedagogy for large groups and differentiated instruction in language classes, Full utilization of the FLE Textbook: strategies and techniques, Creative writing as a pedagogical tool, Placing Francophonie at the center of French language learning are just a few of the topics that will be covered in the training program.
For French language instructors, this is a great opportunity to refresh their expertise in contemporary teaching methods and improve their teaching techniques.

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