Centre For Faculty Development in French (Centre de Formation FLE)

Centre For Faculty Development in French

(Centre de Formation FLE)

French is the first foreign language learnt and widely taught in India. Training of the teaching corps of French language in keeping with the latest research and modern techniques of language teaching is an important thrust area. While French is one of the most important foreign languages taught and learnt in India, it is also important to note that  teachers lack avenues for training in modern teaching techniques and many teachers are under qualified and lack training. Keeping this in mind, the Centre for Faculty Development in French or the Centre de Formation FLE was created at the University of Mumbai. The Centre  was inaugurated on 29th November, 2019 by the Honorable Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Suhas Pednekar, and Dr. Bertrand de Hartingh, Counsellor for Education, Science and Culture & Country Director, French Institute in India, Mme Sonia Barbry, Consul General of France, Prof Rajesh Kharat, Dean, Faculty of Humanities. The Centre for Faculty Development in French (CFDF) is the first and only such independent Centre for Faculty Development in French in India supported by the Embassy of France in India. An MOU, largely delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, was signed between the University of  Mumbai and the French Institute in India about the Centre for Faculty Development in French, in the presence of the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai, Prof Suhas Pednekar and Mr. Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, Counsellor for Education, Science and Culture & Country Director, French Institute in India and a host of other dignitaries on 4th October 2021 at the historic Fort Campus of the University.

Amongst its many objectives, the Centre for Faculty Development in French aims to

  • Enhance professionalism of pre-service and in-service teachers of French in India with contextualised training modules.
  • Provide a platform with adequate resources to improve the teaching corps qualitatively.
  • Foster research interests in pedagogy of foreign languages.
  • Stimulate exchange of know-how with international partners.
  • Generate output in terms of teaching/learning resource creation and academic publications.

While the Centre works towards French language, much of the pedagogy of language learning is applicable to other foreign languages taught in India and Indian languages as well. Hence a strong bridge between languages and cultures, linked to teaching/learning techniques and contemporary language research trends serves as a broader framework for the Centre.

Dr. Vasumathi Badrinathan is I/C Director, Centre for Faculty Development in French. She is an Associate Professor in French and specialises in didactics of foreign language teaching and learning. With more than three decades of teaching experience, Dr. Badrinathan is also a pioneering resource person for faculty development of French teachers in India. She has been visiting professor in many foreign universities and has several international publications to her credit.

2019-2020

Faculty Development Programme @ Kalina campus

29-30 November 2019 – Nouveaux outils, nouvelles pratiques (New Tools, New Practices)

2020-2021

Faculty Development Programme online

30-31 October 2020 – Apprendre et enseigner la grammaire “autrement”

(Learning & Teaching Grammar “differently”)

2021-2022

1. Faculty Development Programme online

18 June-16 July 2021- Unité didactique, ressources authentiques et compétences numériques en classe de FLE en Inde (virtual mode)

(Preparing a didactic Unit, Authentic class resources & Digital competencies in the language classroom in India) 

Inaugural session in the presence of

Prof Suhas Pednekar, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai

Mme Sonia Barbry, Hon’ble Consul General of France

Mr. Arnaud Pannier, Director, CLA, Besançon, France

Mr. Philippe Guillien, French Institute in India

Resource persons : Mr David Gaveau & Isabelle Poirier

2. Signing of MoU between French Institute in India & University of Mumbai about Centre for Faculty Development in French  on 4 October 2021 at Fort Campus

In the presence of

Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai Prof. Suhas Pednekar

Mr. Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens Counsellor for Education, Science and Culture & Country Director, French Institute in India

Prof A. Bhamre, Acting Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai

Dr. Baliram Gaikwad, Registrar, University of Mumbai

Ms. Fatiha Kamoussi, Attachée for Cooperation in Education, French Institute in India

Mr. Olivier Fudym, Scientific attaché

Mr. Philippe Guillien, Attaché for French language, French Institute in India

Dr. Prof. Manjiri Kamat, Associate Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Mumbai

Dr. Samir Kulkarni, Director Innovation, Incubation & Linkages, University of Mumbai

3. Faculty Development Programme

18-19 November 2021 – Comment concevoir une évaluation en FLE, en présentiel ou en ligne? (online)

(How to evaluate in language teaching & learning  in off line & online mode ? ) 

In the presence of the Hon’ble Consul General of France, Mr. Jean-Marc Seré-Charlet

4. Faculty Development Programme

21-22 April 2022- Enseigner la littérature en classe de FLE : Les textes et la voix : dire, lire, écrire (virtual mode) (Teaching littérature in the French class : Texts and the voice : speaking, reading, writing)

Guest of Honour for the inaugural session- Celebrated French writer Wilfried N’Sondé

Resource Person (Trainer)- Mme. Frédérique Cosnier-Laffage

1. Faculty Development Programme @ Kalina campus

29-30 November 2019 – Nouveaux outils, nouvelles pratiques (New Tools, New Practices)

Click here for Photos- Nov 2019- Faculty Development Training

2. Signing of MoU- 4th October 2020 in the presence of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. Suhas Pednekar, Mr. Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, Prof Bhamre, Acting Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr. Baliram Gaikwad, Registrar, University of Mumbai, Mr. Olivier Fudym, Scientific attaché, Mr. Philippe Guillien, Attaché for French language, French Institute in India, Dr. Prof. Manjiri Kamat, Associate Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Dr. Samir Kulkarni, Director, Innovation, Incubation and Linkages, University of Mumbai

Click here for Photos- Signing of MoU

3. Faculty Development Training- November 2021- Comment concevoir une évaluation en FLE, en présentiel ou en ligne?

Click here for Photos- Nov 2021-Faculty Development Training 

4. Faculty Development Programme- April 2022- Enseigner la littérature en classe de FLE : Les textes et la voix : dire, lire, écrire (virtual mode) (Teaching littérature in the French class : Texts and the voice : speaking, reading, writing)

Signing of MOU between University of Mumbai & French Institute in India

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1. Upcoming  online International Faculty Development Programme – 21- 22 April 2022

 Enseigner la littérature en classe de FLE : Les textes et la voix : dire, lire, écrire 

Resource person : Frédérique Cosnier-Laffage, CLA, Besançon, France

Guest of honour at inaugural session – Well known French Writer Mr. Wilfried N’Sondé

Enrichissez vos pratiques d’enseignement en utilisant dans vos cours de FLE, en présentiel ou à distance, des textes littéraires (extraits de romans, nouvelles, poèmes) adaptés à votre public et à vos objectifs pédagogiques.

Inauguration on Thursday 21 April 2022, 2.30 pm in the presence of

Mme Fatiha Kamoussi, Attaché for cooperation in education, French Institute in India

M Wilfried N’Sondé, well known French writer

Mme Frédérique Cosnier-Laffage

Centre for Faculty Development in French ( Centre de Formation FLE)

Email : cfdf.mu@gmail.com