Open Day of the Institut français du Nigéria First Edition

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Part of a worldwide network of 96 Instituts français, the Institut français du Nigéria is promoting French language and culture and encouraging cross cultural exchange and cultural diversity. Created in 1999, the Institut français du Nigéria, formerly known as French cultural centre and based in Lagos, has been located in the very heart of Abuja in Wuse 2 since 2009. It hosts the Campus France agency in charge of promoting of the French higher education and professional training in France.
Centre of excellence for learning French, the Institut français du Nigéria offers classes for children, students, or professionals. The institution welcomes more than 2000 students every year and is also an accredited centre for international examinations in French language (DELF DALF and TCF). Through its French multimedia library, the Institut français du Nigéria also offers the possibilities to access a great variety of books, newspapers and resources to learn French. Moreover, with more than 50 events on its cultural programme, the Institut français is one of the major cultural centres of Abuja featuring every artistic field from contemporary dance to music and cinema.
The year 2016 is a period of change for Institut français du Nigéria: our multimedia library has new collections focusing on providing appropriate resources for our students, as well as a new digital space. We are also offering new 3 months French session designed to prepare the official DELF certification; and our cultural programme for the last quarter of 2016 is full of new co-operations and artistic surprises!
To inform the Abuja public of those innovations, the team of Institut français has decided to open its doors on Saturday 17th September from 10 am to 5pm, to give an insight of all the services it offers: French classes, French library, Campus France and cultural events.
People interested in learning French will be able to attend 20 minutes collective classes and ask the teachers their questions about the methodology they use. They will also be able to pre-register for the next session. For companies who wish to apply their French to a specific professional context, our private and professional courses as well as our translation services will be presented through a conference.
A golden opportunity for French speakers and literature lovers: on that day, hundreds of books from our previous library collection will be sold at cut prices. Our new library will be open all day long so that the public can discover our printed and digital resources and become a member.
For young Nigerians who are interested in having their Curriculum Vitae checked, our Campus France officer will be at their disposal to give advice on how to write a good cover letter and CV in French or English and to proofread their documents. A conference on the French Higher Education system and opportunities to study in France will also take place.
The programme of cultural activities for the next quarter will be presented as well. It features, among others, an animated film festival, dance performances, professional workshops for artists and panel discussions. Artists, cultural professionals and journalists who wish to know more about the cultural strategy of the Institut français in Nigeria and what we have achieved so far to support emerging talents, are warmly invited to attend.
The restaurant “Attieke Republic” will be open all day to serve delicious meals from Nigeria and Ivory Coast in the Institut français garden.

Programme of conferences:
·         12pm presentation of French professional courses and translation services.

Cyriaque Aidasso, director of studies.
Anastasia Kratchkovsky, coordinator of studies in charge of professional courses.
Emmanuel Oladokun Oke, Kevin Voda, Joel Adeola, French teachers.
Paulinus Umah, French teacher and professional translator.
 3pm presentation of the French Higher Education system.

Saranne Comel, programme officer for the promotion of higher education, international student services, international mobility and Campus France Nigeria.
·         4pm presentation of the cultural programme September- December.

Aude Urcun-Brunel, deputy director and cultural attachée at the Embassy of France.
Léa Granados, cultural programme officer at the Institut français du Nigéria.
If you wish to attend one of these conferences please register with:
Léa Granados – cultural@institutfr-nigeria.org
Institut français du Nigéria
52 Libreville street, off Aminu Kano crescent
Wuse II, Abuja
www.institutfrancais-nigeria.com

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