Sunday, March 26, 2017

Yekaterinburg residents get free French lessons

Residents of Yekaterinburg received free French lessons on Monday from the French Alliance of Yekaterinburg in the French hall of the Belinsky Library.

Native French speakers who specialize in creating lessons for people with little to no knowledge of the French language were on hand to assist. In addition, employees of the French Embassy in Russia spoke about the potential of free French education abroad, JustMedia reports.

During the lesson, students were able to evaluate proposed methods of teaching in order to find their strengths. All citizens of the city were welcome with pre-registration available by phone.

The French Russian Alliance was created in 2001 in Samara by Jacques Chirac. The network of alliances was developed through the initiative of civil society and local authorities and now 11 Russian cities have a French alliance. In addition to Yekaterinburg, Vladivostok, Togliatti, Perm, Saratov, Rostov-on-Don, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan and Irkutsk also have an alliance, JustMedia reports.

French alliances in Russia are established with the goals and principals of the French Alliance of Paris, which was founded in 1883. The alliances are supported by Russia's Embassy of France. The Yekaterinburg alliance offers intensive French lessons a French film club and multiple opportunities to study abroad in France.