New Delhi: Heritage Xperiential Learning School (HXLS), Gurugram has been conferred the title of ‘School for Excellence in French Language’ by the Institut francais en Inde (IFI). A plaque was presented by Dr. Bertrand de Hartingh, Counsellor for Education, Science & Culture- Embassy of France and Country Director – Institut Français in India.
Speaking on the occasion, Manit Jain, Co-Founder, Heritage Xperiential Learning School said, “We are deeply honoured to receive the plaque for School of Excellence from the Institut francais en Inde. This is an affirmation of our passion and commitment to deeper learning based on authentic experiences that is meaningful and connected to the real world. I also congratulate the Teachers and our Students for the love of the language and pushing the boundaries of our curriculum.”
The title ‘School for Excellence in French language’ is created and administered by the Institut français en Inde (IFI) to promote the teaching of French in Indian schools. This is conferred to schools that are committed to teaching French based on standards set by IFI on 16 parameters such as pedagogy, teaching methodology and professional development. HXLS is among 10 schools in India that have been accredited ‘School of Excellence’. It is the only school in Delhi NCR to have received this accreditation and the first to receive a plaque.
Sharing his views on the occasion, Kevin Brady, Head – Senior Programme, Heritage Xpereintial Learning School said, “It is wonderful to be a part of a team that is committed to setting high standards in learning. At HXLS, French is not just viewed as a second language but as a holistic educational experience of culture and context. Through initiatives such as the exchange programme with Lycée Edmond Doucet High School in Normandy, sessions by expert speakers and cultural programmes, we ensure that our students go beyond learning the language by immersing themselves into a complete experience of the country and its culture.”
This recognition is a testimony to the school’s decade long focus on building a rich French curriculum that is authentic, practical and skill focused. The school has also built immersive curriculum beyond the textbooks through long standing exchange programmes with schools in France for the last 5 years. Along with a common curriculum and scheduled learning sessions, these exchanges have also enabled family level exchanges to understand each other and everyday living culture better.