French language students of the Centre for European and Latin American Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia were taken for their annual visit to the La Bibliotheque Française, Alliance Française de Delhi, Lodhi Road on the 15th October 2014.
Alliance Française is an international organization that aims to promote French language and culture around the world. It was created in Paris on 21 July 1883, and its primary concern is teaching French as a second language. With headquarters in Paris, it is located throughout France for foreign students along with 1016 locations in 135 countries. Alliance Française De Delhi is an Indo-French Cultural Centre which specializes in French language teaching and is actively supported by the French Embassy in India.
Students of Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in French were accompanied by their professors, Madame Maitree Verma and Monsieur Alexis Barrau. A French movie, Paris à Tous Prix was screened at the M.L. Bhartia Auditorium for all the students followed by a guided tour of the library by Ms. Renchan ANGMO, librarian.
Students were introduced to the different sections of the library and were encouraged to subscribe for membership to the library. Membership to the library gives access to students to a large variety of French books, audio books, videos, newspapers, magazines, movies, documentaries, music CDs/DVDs, periodicals, comics, e- journals etc. Subscription to the library not only gives students a vast access to learning resources but also an opportunity to enhance and hone their French skills, both spoken and written. Moreover, students get to interact with other French speaking students from all over New Delhi giving them the perfect exposure to upgrade their foreign language skills.
The tour ended with a pop quiz on general knowledge pertaining to France by Mme. Renchan ANGMO, librarian and Mme. Ariane LEPILLIET, library head.
The Centre for Latin American and European Studies organises visits to the library annually for all French language students in order to provide exposure and better knowledge and understanding of the language.