Alliance Française de Dhaka

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Alliance Française de Dhaka
Logo of Alliance Française de Dhaka Full.jpg
Founded 1959
Type Cultural Institution, Language Learning Center
Location
Product French cultural and language education
Key people

Director: Olivier Litvine Deputy Director: Jérôme Charbonneau

Executive Committee President: Abdul Majid Chowdhury[2][3]
Slogan Learn French the French Way[4]
Website afdhaka.org

Alliance Française de Dhaka or AFD is a nonprofit organization, which has been working in Bangladesh since 1959. Located at Dhanmondi, Dhaka, AFD celebrated its 50th anniversary of operating in Bangladesh in 2010.[5][6] Sometimes referred as the French Cultural Center, Alliance Française de Dhaka works independently in close liaison with the High Commission of France in Bangladesh.[7][8]

Location[edit]

Alliance Française de Dhaka is located at 26 Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh, corner of Dhanmondi Road No. 3. As of 2012, two branches have been established at Gulshan and at Uttara.[9][10]

Alliance Française de Dhaka in Dhanmondi
Alliance Française de Dhaka, Dhanmondi
Alliance Française de Dhaka in Gulshan
Gulshan Branch
Alliance Française de Dhaka in Uttara
Uttara Branch

Function[edit]

Alliance Française de Dhaka promotes French culture, especially the French language to the local people of Bangladesh and at the same time, promotes the local Bangladeshi culture in France.[11] Local personalities who are enthusiasts and partisans of the French culture, work as an executive committee for this organization.

Courses[edit]

Courses in French as a foreign language conform to the CEFR and Cadre européen commun de référence pour les langues (CECR).

Alliance Française de Dhaka organizes four sessions of courses each spanning for three months per year. There are three age groups: children (9-12), teenagers (13-15) and adults (16+). International exams like DELF, DALF, Test de connaissance du français (TCF), Test d'évaluation du français (TEF), and Diplôme d'Aptitude à l'Enseignement du Français Langue Étrangère (DAEFLE) are offered for all eligible students. Alliance Française de Dhaka has been preparing private courses for Bangladesh military, navy, air force and police personnel as well as corporate and tailor-made courses for diplomats and foreign missions.[12]

Alliance Française de Dhaka has offered workshops on art, interior design, dance, musical instruments, fashion designing, video/cinema and photography.[13][14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Google Maps". Maps.google.com. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  2. ^ Hafez Ahmed @ http://www.daily-sun.com. "Culturetainment |". Daily-sun.com. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  3. ^ "Alliance Française Team". Afdhaka.org. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Alliance Française de Dhaka". Afdhaka.org. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  5. ^ "50th anniversary of Alliance Francaise". Thedailystar.net. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  6. ^ "50th anniversary celebrations of Alliance Française end tomorrow". Thefinancialexpress-bd.com. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Alliance Française de Dhaka". Afdhaka.org. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  8. ^ "Overview - La France au Bangladesh - Ambassade de France à Dacca". Ambafrance-bd.org. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  9. ^ "::: Star Campus :::". Thedailystar.net. 2008-06-22. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  10. ^ "Alliance Française opens new branch". Newagebd.com. 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  11. ^ ":: France Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry". CCIFB. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  12. ^ "Alliance Française wraps up: 50th anniversary programs". Dhakacourier.net. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  13. ^ "seed of happiness…". Seedofhappiness.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  14. ^ "Workshop on apparel fashion begins at Uttara". Thedailystar.net. 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  15. ^ A Correspondent (2010-02-08). "The French Connection". Thedailystar.net. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
16. http://www.afdhaka.org/photography.php School of Cinema

External links[edit]

  • Alliance Fraçaise de Dhaka homepage [1]
  • Alliance Fraçaise de Dhaka Flickr page [2]
  • Alliance Fraçaise de Dhaka Facebook page [3]
  • Alliance Fraçaise de Dhaka Twitter page [4]