Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has partnered with French Embassy and theFrench Ministry of Higher Education for trainingteachers from India and other South Asian countries in current trends in teaching of French as a foreign Language. Also Read - UPSC Recruitment 2021: Applications Invited for Various Posts, Here's How You Can Apply

“The Embassy of France in India and the Centre International d’Études Pédadogiques (CIEP), France is organising a week-long teacher training programme in collaboration with the IGNOU’s School of Foreign Languages (SOFL),” a statement from the varsity said on Friday. The training will be held from May 24 to May 29, with nearly 90 trainee participants from India and South Asia. Also Read - Beyond The Call Of Duty: Police Station in Aurangabad Holds English Classes For Slum Children

CIEP is a premier institute in France in the field of international cooperation in education and is a key public entity under the French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research. It is also a member of the Sorbonne Group of Universities and Research Institutes. Also Read - Operation Smile: Indore Cop Turns Teacher For Slum Children Who Couldn't Attend Online Classes Due to Pandemic

“The trainee participants will go through various training modules exposing them to new techniques and current trends in pedagogy of French as a Foreign Language. They will simultaneously be initiated into the IGNOU model of teaching-learning and introduced to alternative techniques of material development and delivery through distance mode,” the statement said.

The varsity has entered into this collaboration to garner support towards capacity building and resource creation for effective dissemination of French language teacher training all over the country, it added.

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