Centre for French
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India

The Centre for French, established at the School of English & Foreign Languages, Bharathidasan University is committed to the promotion of French as a foreign language with a forecast of bringing cutting edge programmes.

Vision: To enhance students' learning and development by cultivating a ground where the students learn a foreign language that is certain to boost their personalities and their career. The centre that is rigorously focused on improving the competency and shaping the prospects of the learners is bound to become a platform for research and exchange programmes with French universities.

The study of French as a foreign language includes the acquisition of the basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and enables learners from various backgrounds to enhance their communication skills making them proficient in written and verbal communication.

In the era of globalization, learning French as a foreign language gives students an edge. It increases the learner's knowledge about the culture and lifestyle of the French and opens up new avenues towards building a career in language studies. Students who have a passion to explore this foreign language have lucrative job opportunities in various multinational companies. Besides, acquisition of good language skills in French contributes to the advancement of career.

The Centre for French is sure to build the employability skills of the students. With more multinational companies stepping into the Indian soil, French language experts are in great demand in the corporate world as translators and interpreters. Apart from business exchange, with academic qualification and proficiency in French, students can look forward to other professions like Foreign Language Trainer, Translator and Interpreter for Government Organizations, Research Associate, Tourist Guide, Air Hostess or Flight Steward, Attendant at hotels, Freelance Writer, and Public Relation Officer. International organizations such as the United Nations Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization, embassies and various Indian national organizations such as Ministry of External Affairs, Reserve Bank of India require professionals who have specialization in French.

This Centre for French is sure to prepare students who are interested in higher education in France. France is known for its elite universities and excellent higher education system. Learning French is an excellent choice for students who are planning to go to France to pursue their higher studies and explore the world. Students with a good level of French are eligible for French government grants to enroll in postgraduate courses in France in the discipline of their choice and qualify for internationally recognized degrees.

The Centre for French offers the following programmes:

1. Certificate Programme in French
2. Part 1 French
3. Value Added Courses
4. Interfaculty Courses

The Centre has a strength of almost forty students every year. The Certificate programme in French is open to students, researchers, University staff and the general public. Besides classroom instructions, audio-visual aids are available in the Foreign Language Lab which facilitate quality in teaching. Few French books are also available at the disposal of the students to enhance their language skills.

Learning a foreign language is the need of the hour. Learning French as a foreign language enriches the mind and opens up new horizons for the students.

Centre Profile

Coordinator:

Dr. T. Priya
Centre for French
Bharathidasan University
Tiruchirappalli - 620 024
E-Mail: priya.t@bdu.ac.in, manupriya58@yahoo.com