Let’s celebrate Francophonie together!

Francophonie is women and men sharing one language: French. Around 300 million people speak French on the 5 continents. Every year on 20th March, they celebrate Francophonie all around the world.

On this occasion, French Institute in India, Alliances Françaises in India and many institutions such as schools, universities and cultural centres organise events.

These educational events aim at promoting French by associating these activities with the International women’s day, Rights & Democracy, French Ministry of Culture’s “Dis-Moi 10 Mots” programme among others…

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Every year on 20th March, we celebrate World Francophonie Day all around the world.

In the spotlight this year was the theme “AIR”. This theme was not chosen by chance: it allows us to realize our duty to continue our efforts to fight for the well-being of our planet and the quality of the air we breathe.

Institut Français India is pleased to have organised several events to celebrate Francophonie in 2021 

  • a Video Capsules Making Contest, 
  • a Dictation which will allow us to discover a francophone female author,
  • a contest for French language teachers, 
  • and of course the Poster Making Contest

This Poster Making Contest was intended for a very young school audience (classes 5 to 8). The students had to create a poster using at least one of the 10 words of the 2020-2021 edition of the “Dis-moi 10 Mots” operation, organized each year by the French Ministry of Culture.

The best 20 posters were published in the form of an e-book.

This Video Capsule Making Contest was intended for school students (classes 9 to 12). The students had to create a video capsule using at least one of the 10 words of the 2020-2021 edition of the “Dis-moi 10 Mots” operation, organized each year by the French Ministry of Culture.

The best video capsules were published on our social media.

Indian francophones tested their spelling skills. They took part in the big friendly dictation organized by the Institut français. The Fête de la Francophonie put women in the spotlight! 

This event was an opportunity to discover a French-speaking author. Before the dictation, there was a presentation of the author and the text. After the dictation, an animated commentary on the text and the lexicon used was conducted by experts. The dictation was open to adults and adolescents, intermediate level of French (A2 / B1).

On the occasion of the International Day of French Teachers (Journée Internationale du Professeur de Français), the Institut Français in India announced an open competition for all the French language teachers in India.

The two winners of this competition will get a pedagogical and linguistic stay of two weeks in France.

Theme for 2021: “Nouveaux liens et nouvelles pratiques : projets pour demain”