French in South Africa 2015

French in South Africa:

  • Around 21 000 students are currently learning French in 250 secondary schools in South Africa.
  • 1200 of these students took French as a foreign language for Matric in 2014.
  • Around 300 teachers of French as a foreign language work in secondary schools.
  • 1 022 candidates wrote the DELF/DALF international exams in 2014, 680 of which were DELF Prim and DELF Junior registrations.
  • Over 1300 South African students registered to the 2015 edition of the Francophonie Contest. This record level could be due to this year’s topic: “Freedom”, chosen following the terrorist attacks in Paris and the world over.
  • Around 3 300 students are studying French in 17 South African Universities, 5 of which are Universities of Technology and 1 a vocational institution.
  • 4313 students registered for a course at an Alliance Française in South Africa in 2014.
  • Over 100 French teachers attended teaching French as Foreign Language training in 2014, both in France and in South Africa.
  • As part of the bilateral cooperation between the Embassy of France and the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation, over 400 South African diplomats have been attending French language training since 2006.
  • A French Technical Expert is currently seconded at DIRCO to provide expertise regarding the implementation of French training to South African diplomats and officials of the public sector. French is a compulsory subject for diplomatic cadets.
  • Approximately 150 DIRCO officials received training in French in 2014.
  • In other institutions of Home Affairs, Justice, Trade and Industry, Defense), around 30 officials choose to attend French training every year.

publie le 14/10/2015

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