Alliance Française de Sainte Lucie meetings with local teaches dubbed a success
Earlier this week the new administration of Alliance Française de Sainte Lucie, made up of the Director General, Ms Evelyne Gasse, the Deputy Director, Ms Sabrina Lipoff, and the Educational Cooperation Advisor, Mrs Ghislaine Schüller, continues to reinforce its collaboration with the schools and French teachers on the island. To this end, an invitation approved by the Ministry of Education (through Mr Marcus Edward, Chief Education Officer, and Mr Leonard Robinson, Modern Languages Curriculum Officer) has been extended to school principals and their French teachers.
The Alliance Française wishes to thank the Ministry of Education, in the person of Mr Edward, Chief Education Officer, and Mr. Leonard Robinson, Modern Languages Curriculum Officer, for their support. In both meetings, all speakers emphasized the importance of learning French, as it gives the students access to a vibrant culture and to a language spoken worldwide. It was impressed upon principals and teachers that if students have requisite French skills, it would allow them to access tertiary level programmes in the French territories given that the State regulated tuition fees are very low.
Throughout the meetings, a variety of speeches and videos were shown in order to allow teachers to reflect on their pedagogical practices and specific needs as well as to share some of their best practices.
Both meetings were closed by the Regional Cooperation Services, through the Regional Cooperation Counsellor Mr Sephane Dovert and Ms Lucienne Larive, concluding that learning French and taking the DELF exams were crucial in order to have access to French schools and universities, and that Alliance Française would do its best to help the students achieve their goals.
The meetings were dubbed a success, with more than 100 persons in attendance. Many questions were raised and answered. We hope that they will mark the beginning of a great collaboration between the Alliance Française and the schools and as was mentioned, a way to renew the teachers' and students' passion for French language and culture.
Sabrina Lipoff, Deputy Director and Pedagogical Coordinator at Alliance Française de Sainte-Lucie presented at the pedagogical training program earlier this week.