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Franco-Japanese language and culture programme

The Institut Français, Japan Foundation and Network for Languages formally signed a partnership agreement in October 2013 to come together to support high-level language learning in the UK. 

They have come together for the purpose of supporting students that study French at AS and A level in order to improve their oral communication in French and to widen students’ language skills to include basic Japanese. The support will include the development of specific resources and training for French and Japanese along with school partnerships between the three countries. The programme will include intensive day(s) dedicated to languages within the students’ curriculum. Our aim is to inspire students to keep on studying languages at university.

We are now looking for schools that teach A-level French that might be interested in taking part in the programme. Their students will have the chance to improve their French, by using their French language skills as a tool to learn basic Japanese. Students will also be given the chance to explore both French and Japanese culture. Teachers do not need any proficiency in Japanese to take part in this project.

Roles of each partner

  • The Institut Français du Royaume-Uni will provide French resources for teachers during the year and native speakers, as far as possible, for the intensive day(s). It will also help to create partnerships with French schools.

  • The Japan Foundation will provide resources for Japanese taster sessions and native level speakers of Japanese, as far as possible, for the intensive day(s). It will also help to create partnerships with Japanese schools.

  • Network for Languages help to create partnerships with schools which teach French for A-level and which do not currently teach Japanese. It will also be in charge of the teachers training. 

Please see the attached press relase for contact details of each organisation. 

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