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Government schools in Delhi to teach French

Government schools in Delhi to teach French


New Delhi: In a move to introduce French Language in Delhi's Government-run schools, the Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) with the Institut français India- IFI-The French Institute in India- on Monday, PTI reported.

The signing was done in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister of the Union territory Manish Sisodia and Ambassador of France to India HE Emmanuel Lenain. As a pilot phase, teaching French will be rolled out in 30 schools affiliated with DBSE. Later, it will be expanded to more schools depending on students' interest in learning it.

Sisodia said, "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."

He said that learning global a language is more is not just the acquisition of skill but also an association with the culture of a particular country.

He said, "Along with enhancing students' potential, 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 for 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 said.

Ambassador of France to India HE Emmanuel Lenai said, "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 the 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."

The Directorate of Education (DoE) Director Himanshu Gupta said, "IFI will assist DBSE and Directorate Of Education (DoE) in training the teachers and resource persons in communicative French language. Under this collaboration, 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."

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