Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE) has signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Institut Français en Inde (IFI-The French Institute in India) to introduce French language within the authorities faculties of Delhi. The MoU was signed within the presence of Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister, Manish Sisodia and Ambassador of France to India HE Emmanuel Lenain.
In the pilot section the French Language will probably be launched in 30 faculties affiliated to DBSE and will probably be expanded additional to different faculties primarily based on the kids’s curiosity to be taught it.
“As a part of our program to introduce prominent global languages in government schools, students will now have the option to learn French too. Introduction of global languages like French will unlock new career options for our students in various fields and will make them professionally sound,” Sisodia stated.
According to Sisodia, studying a world language is not only the acquisition of a talent but in addition an affiliation with the tradition of a selected nation. “Along with enhancing the potential of students, this educational cooperation will also give an opportunity to students to learn about French culture and history. Both the countries have been learning from each other since ages in the field of trade, education, art and culture through various collaborations. Hopefully, the students learning French in our schools will become the stronger reasons for more such successful tie ups in future,” he added.
“Delhi Government reflects the same philosophy of education as the French Government. They are serious about their policies and choices for the education of 1.5 million children studying in public schools and we support this cause. Among all the collaborations between two countries, education will always remain our priority. Learning French will be a life changing experience for the students of Delhi government schools and provide them new opportunities academically and professionally,” HE Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India stated.
“Under this collaboration, IFI will assist DBSE and Directorate of Education (DoE) in training the teachers and resource persons in communicative French language. IFI will offer access to its cultural and academic platforms to the students in schools. The institute will organise workshops, webinars and seminars to inform the school students about the possibilities of university studies in France and about the scholarship programme for the benefit of the students,” Himanshu Gupta, director, Department of Education, stated.
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