Trainings in India


The CNED and FEI have combined their expertise to build PROFLE +, a distance learning programme for teachers to improve their skills in teaching French as a Foreign Language (FLE).

PROFLE+ constitutes:

  1. an intuitive and ergonomic interface adapted to mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) 
  2. 3 self-learning programmes (with a free-trial session) 
  3. a certified course based on the completion of a final project to be presented before the France Education International (FEI) jury.

This programme may be used as part of a continuous training plan, with an individual approach or an institutional approach. It offers organisations and institutions- in France and abroad- an alternative or a complement to regular training activities.

PROFLE+ can also be integrated into an ongoing training programme such as a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree 

Read more about ProFLE+ https://ifindia.in/pro-fle/

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Speaking French in 2021 means following francophone news, talking about social phenomena, giving and defending your opinion, developing your critical sense, becoming an actor in the world. 

Institut Français India is working with schools and French language teachers to update their linguistic and cultural skills through various training programmes organised in collaboration with its partner organisations. Institut Français Inde upskills French language teachers in India, with scholarships for in-service training.

Your school offers the French language to your students. We help upskill the French language teachers and ultimately deliver quality education and better opportunities to your students.

Offer quality education to your students. Enable them to become enlightened citizens and to apply to French grandes écoles and universities. Enhance your teaching offer with qualified and certified teachers.

These scholarship programmes provide teachers with a chance to attend a French language course at the nearest Alliance française or Institut français de Jaipur and get an international certification DELF B1 or DELF B2 approved by the French Ministry of Education.


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To support improving the language teaching methods in schools and universities, the French Institute in India regularly organises short-term training programmes for French-language teachers. These training sessions focus on various themes and are adapted to teaching French as a foreign language in India.

Public: School and University teachers
Organisation: Organised jointly in collaboration with Indian teachers.
Duration: 3 hours.

Thematics: The training can have different dimensions such as:

  • linguistic competence and practice
  • teaching pedagogy
  • use of digital and communication technology in the classroom
  • Literature in University classroom

Mode: Both on-site and online


Coming-up training programmes:
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Have you ever tried to use ‘radio’ in your French language class?

The French Institute in India, in partnership with the Alliance française de Delhi, is organising a training entitled “Radio to develop oral skills ”. This training will be led by Ms Sakshi Tandon, Pro FLE+ trainer and teacher at the Alliance française de Delhi.

It takes place in 4 sessions: Saturdays – 28 Aug, 4-11-18 Sep, from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm

Total: 12 hours (attendance to all 4 sessions is mandatory).

B2 minimum.

Participation fee of 1000 INR to be paid once your registration has been confirmed by IFI.

To register: https://forms.gle/VAYSNPn6vfw7Hv5e8

Deadline for registration: Wednesday, 11 August

Institut Français India offers training for French-language teachers and helps Indian institutions offering French as a foreign language to participate in these training courses adapted to the Indian context.

Public: School and University teachers
Organisation: Organised either jointly in collaboration with Indian partner institutions or directly by Institut Français India.
Duration: Ranging from 2 days to 5 days.

Thematics: The training can have different dimensions such as:

  • linguistic competence and practice
  • teaching pedagogy
  • use of digital and communication technology in the classroom
  • Literature in University classroom

Mode: Both on-site and online

Inaugurated on November 29th 2019, the Centre for Faculty development in French at the University of Mumbai is the first and only centre supported by Institut Français India for in-service training at a partner institution.


Coming-up training programmes:
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Trainings in France


Institut Français India offers scholarships to attend International workshops in France for Indian teachers of French. The information on scholarships and call for applications is published in this section when they are offered.

The scholarships aim at various themes such as:

  • Pedagogy
  • Didactics
  • Linguistics
  • Phonetics
  • Literature

Public: School and University teachers
Organisation: Organised directly by Institut Français India.
Duration: for 2 weeks.

Thematics: The training can have different dimensions such as:

  • linguistic competence and practice
  • teaching pedagogy
  • use of digital and communication technology in the classroom
  • Literature in University classroom

Mode: On-site.
Included: Training, lodging and boarding (air-tickets too for certain programmes)


Coming-up training programmes:
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The Qualité français langue étrangère certification was created by decree in 2007 with a view to identify, recognise and promote French foreign language centres whose language teaching and services presented assurances of quality.

The label “Qualité FLE” is a result of a quality approach initiated by the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, the Ministry for Culture and Communication and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Development, the certification aims to identify, recognise and promote French foreign language centres whose language teaching and services present assurances of quality.

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At the heart of France’s educational, cultural and economic policy, the network of French schools abroad supports the growth of French communities and businesses in the world. It also helps promote the French language and culture, welcoming more than 244,000 international students (65% of students). The excellence of French schools abroad explains why they are so popular (their enrolment has increased by 50% in 20 years).

FRED: the platform for French teachers and learners

Do you teach French? Are you learning French? The FRED platform – www.franceducation.fr – offers you free access to a wide range of high-quality content: videos, texts, infographics, podcasts and more.

The FRED platform is available in five languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish). It provides easy access to more than 2,000 educational resources produced by public agencies (the Institut Français, the National Centre for Distance Education – CNED, Canopé, TV5MONDE, RFI, etc.) and key French EdTech stakeholders.

The FRED project is co-piloted by the French ministries for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Education and Youth. It uses technologies developed by the French company Qwant.

The FRED platform is one of 33 measures adopted under the plan for the French language and multilingualism presented by President Macron on 20 March 2018. By making online educational services more visible and accessible, FRED aims to boost the attractiveness of French around the world. Spreading and teaching the French language are two important vectors for France’s soft diplomacy. Today, French is the fifth most spoken language in the world, with around 275 million speakers. Between now and 2050, the number of French speakers should reach more than 700 million.