The pact intends to make the French language a part of the curriculum of Delhi Government Schools to expose students to international languages making it easier for them to assimilate into the global workforce.
In a major development, the Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE) inked a pact with The French Institute in India (Institut Français en Inde) for introducing the French language in Delhi government schools.
Under the gamut of the pact about 30 government schools in Delhi will immediately start teaching French to students in Classes VI-XII, while more schools will be added in the future. The development happened to keep in view that French is one of the most spoken languages in the world and would allow students to avail opportunities in Europe, Africa, Canada, and many more places. French is one of the official working languages of many international institutions such as the UN, NATO, UNESCO, WHO, UNHCR, and UNCTAD.
Earlier, DBSE signed another MOU with Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan to introduce German in Delhi government schools. Now the students of Delhi government schools will get exposed to two international languages at a young age, making it easier for them to assimilate and excel as part of the future global workforce.