Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE) on Monday signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Institut Franais en Inde (IFI-The French Institute in India) to introduce French language in Delhi Government’s schools. The MoU was signed in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Ambassador of France to India HE Emmanuel Lenain.
“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 said.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that learning a global language is not just the acquisition of a skill but also an association with the culture of a particular country. “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 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,” said DoE Director Himanshu gupta.