FAIPS-DPS organises ’Atelier pédagogique français’
Foreseeing students as future global citizens, FAIPS-DPS leaves no stone unturned in providing international exposure to its students. French being the only language other than English that is spoken on at least 5 continents, the school gives special emphasis on learning French from grade 1 onwards.
To equip French teachers on this aspect, an enriching workshop on ‘Pedagogies of Teaching French’ was organised by Fahaheel Al Watanieh Indian Private School on Saturday, 28th May 2022. Mr.Philippe Liria, the Pedagogical Delegate, CLE International, France adorned the occasion as chief Guest. He has penned a volume of books for educators and learners on different levels and is eminent among the French Teachers fraternity around the world. Mr. Benoît Cathala, Attaché Culturel and Director, French Institute in Kuwait, graced the occasion with his presence and expressed his gratitude to all the French teachers for promoting the French language and culture in this exquisite nation, Kuwait.
The workshop commenced with an Islamic Prayer. The Vice Principals, Ms. Vineeta Munshi, Dr. Sheeba Balraj and Senior Mistress Ms. Deepa Elezabeth George welcomed the guests and addressed the gathering. Mr NDS Jeyakar, HoD, French Department, FAIPS, introduced the chief guest and revealed his role as the Resource Person for the workshop.
Mr. Philippe Liria illustrated the method, “la classe inversée” (flipped classroom) in the teaching of French. He gave a few insights into this methodology with its advantages and shared a few excerpts from his book “la classe inversée”. He enlightened the audience of the beauty of French as a soft language and affirmed the importance of pronunciation of French words. Giving in depth and detailed ideas on how teachers can motivate and involve students to learn French at home , he urged to do more classroom activities that make learning pleasurable. He reiterated the need to change pedagogies according to the time we live.
The fruitful session culminated with the speech by the Principal, Mr. Ravi Ayanoli. He stated that the workshop provided a meaningful insight to deal with the challenges in teaching French and requested the educators to make classrooms more interactive for better learning by pupils. Certificates were awarded to all the participants towards the end of the workshop. With positive feedback from the attendees and a vote of thanks by Mr. Emad Bekheet, the workshop came to an end.