The French Institute in India organises French classes in New Delhi, Jaipur at its annexe in collaboration with the 13 Alliance Francaise in India.

French Language and Education Office works with Indian schools and universities to accompany them in their efforts to provide quality teaching in French language. It also provides mobility possibilities to Indian students and teachers for a rich academic and cultural experience in France.

Quality Teacher Training

Pedagogical and linguistic workshops in schools and universities, at national and regional levels throughout India.

Format: online, on-site and hybrid
Duration: from half-day sessions to 5-day workshops

The workshops are tailored to the needs of every teacher:

  • pedagogical foundation for entry-level teachers
  • didactical thematics for experienced teachers.

CLE also offers scholarships for French language teachers with specific programmes -linguistic or pedagogical- in India and in France.

International Mobility

More and more Indian university students benefit from two of its flagship programmes offering international mobility. IFI also provides a dedicated platform to Indian and French schools to establish exchange programmes.

  • The French assistants are invited as part of a 115-year-old programme of the French Ministry of Education, which is conducted in India by IFI under the aegis of the Embassy of France.

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  • Delhi Government adds French language to the list of global languages being taught in Delhi Government Schools.

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  • Concours d’écriture destiné aux professeurs de français en Inde sur le thème “Covid-19. Et après?”

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International Certifications

IFI offers internationally recognised DELF-DALF certifications to Indian students. These certifications organised with the support of the French Ministry of Education cater to the public from all age groups – students from schools or universities as well as the general public.

Apart from DELF Junior certifications which are exclusively for school students language evaluation tests are also offered:

TCF    •     TEF    •     [email protected]

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Do you wish to learn French? You might have an Alliance Francaise language centre in or near your city. Alliance Française is the biggest language schools network in India offering quality French classes for students of all age groups.

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Meet the Team

Team lead

Fatiha KAMMOUSSI
Attachée de coopération éducative
Attaché for Cooperation in Education

Deputy Head

Jatinder SINGH
Coopération linguistique et éducative
Cooperation for French Language and Education

West Zone in-charge

Philippe GUILLLIEN
Attaché de coopération pour le français
Attaché for Cooperation in French Language

North Zone in-charge

Maryline LAIDIN
Attachée de coopération pour le français
Attaché for Cooperation in French Language

South Zone in-charge

Eric PERROTEL
Attaché de coopération pour le français
Attaché for Cooperation in French Language

Project Manager

Smriti PAHWA
Coopération linguistique et éducative
Cooperation for French Language and Education

Project Manager

Disha RAMBHIYA
Coopération linguistique et éducative
Cooperation for French Language and Education

Coordinator DELF-DALF

Kripalinee SEEPARSAD
Coopération linguistique et éducative
Cooperation for French Language and Education

East Zone in-charge

Solveig OBERSEITHER
Attaché de coopération pour le français
Attache for Cooperation in French Language

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