Alliance Française French e-classes reach Tier II, III India; Better job prospects in European market

New Delhi: For thousands of young learners, online education not only transcend limited local environments, but present the chance to dream bigger and excel at career opportunities beyond their current reach. Happening at a never-before-seen scale at the Alliance Française (AF) network in India, digitized learning is reaching non-metropolitan regions untouched by dedicated French learning institutes, and also equipping learners with a powerful language tool for European job markets.

The most trusted platform for learning French in India and the world, the Alliance Française is connecting the local with the global, and democratising education by taking it online.

With the Alliance Française de Delhi starting fresh batches on the unique learning platform ‘Mon Alliance’ from Sunday, May 10, the Alliance Francaise French classes are a great opportunity for distance learners to discover new avenues and widen the scope of their knowledge, alongside getting first-hand access to a like-minded Francophone community. Other centres across India also start their online summer sessions soon.

“Digitization erases physical presence in a classroom and becomes a big advantage for aspiring students in smaller cities. Online class saves you time, energy and money that you could invest in other things. In a growing India, distance learning programs in the future will definitely expand, especially knowing the traffic congestion in big cities. That is why, after the lockdown Alliance Française de Delhi will keep offering online courses for students who still want to learn French but for any reason, cannot come to our premises. The slogan of our learning platform has never sounded so true: ‘Anytime, Anywhere’,” states Mr. Guillaume Grangeon, Academic Director, Alliance Française de Delhi.

Online learning is an opportunity for working professionals and students, living in smaller Tier II and III cities, to receive teaching at par with universities or training centres located in big metropolises like New Delhi or Mumbai. Moreover, digitizing education enables people less likely to develop skill in their local environment.

E-learning the French language – one of the most widely spoken tongues in the world – during a global shutdown can also translate in better career opportunities abroad, especially in France, in a time when an economic crisis stares most countries in their face.

“Despite the current crisis, globalization will not end. The task allocation between developed and emerging countries will remain the same. India has such great skills in engineering that foreign companies need. For a successful joint-venture, communication is a key point, especially when the cultural gap is huge. You must be ready, when the activity will pick up, to offer a complete résumé with intercultural and foreign language skills in order to be sure that headhunter will not miss you,” Mr. Guillaume Grangeon, Academic Director, Alliance Française de Delhi says.