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FORUM: French Language IN PROFESSIONAL domain
Programme partners:
FORUM:
FRENCH LANGUAGE IN
PROFESSIONAL DOMAINS
Towards French language teaching adapted to the needs of
the professional world.
ST. XAVIER’S COLLEGE, MUMBAI
26-27 NOV. 2015
Companies recruit employees with communication skills in French for various reasons, notably
increasing economic exchanges between India & France, the strong presence of French
companies or Joint venture companies in India as also the increasing investment in France & in
other francophone countries.
Indian higher education institutions preparing future leaders for Indian economic scene mostly
include French in their foreign language programs. Additionally, the Indian universities and the
Alliance française institutes develop French language courses catering to the professional needs
of students enrolled in various specializations.
This forum thus seeks to provide an overview of these developments, by bringing together
companies, universities and language training centres, resulting in development of French
language course content that meets the need of the corporate world.
FORUM:
FRENCH LANGUAGE IN PROFESSIONAL DOMAINS
ST. XAVIER’S COLLEGE, MUMBAI
26-27 NOV. 2015
Day 1: Thursday 26 November 2015
Need of French language in companies and business
9.15
Official opening ceremony and Welcome address by
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Dr. Agnelo Menezes, Principal, Saint Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Mr François Vandeville, Director, Institut Français en Inde (IFI), Cultural Counsellor,
Embassy of France in India
Ms. Marita Maier, Member of the Governing Council, Indo-French Chamber of
Commerce & Industry (IFCCI)
9.45
Presentation of the programme
- Mr. Jean-Yves Gillon, Attaché for Cooperation in Education, Embassy of France in India
9.55
Why professional French?
What is Professional French? What interest the companies have in the
development of skills in French?
How is the teaching of languages for professional use developing in other
countries? Few examples…
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Mr. Alexandre Holle, Head of educational design & innovation, Chamber of Commerce &
Industry of Paris –Ile de France (CCIP)
Mr. Christophe Chaillot, Head of Educational Cooperation, Institut Français, Paris
Presentations followed by a question-answer session
10.30
10.45
Tea break
Do we need professional French in India?
With the help of IFCCI and Alliance française and Malika Belghazi, IFI has made a
survey of French language teaching aimed at professional usage in India, which
brings out the needs and the possibilities of development.
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Mrs. Laura Prasad, Secretary General, Indo-French Chamber of Commerce, India
(IFCCI)
Mr. Christophe Legris, Attaché for Cooperation in French Language, Institut Français en
Inde (IFI)
Mr Laurent Elisio Bordier, Academic Director, Alliance Française de Bombay
Presentations followed by a question-answer session
11.20
Round Table discussion:
French language– an asset in a professional career
Several personalities share how the knowledge of French has positively added to
their professional life.
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Ms Neisha Machado Fernandes, Country Manager, Promod India
Ms. Anjuli Pandit, Public Affairs Manager
Ms. Varsha Nair, Marketing Executive, Sofitel Mumbai BKC
Mr. Rohit Shinkre, Architect
Moderator - Ms Jui Dabir, Head of Human Resources, Serdia Pharmaceuticals (India)
Pvt. Ltd.
Discussion followed by a question-answer session
12.30
Lunch
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Day 1: Thursday 26 November 2015 (contd.)
13.30
Round Table discussion:
Development of language skills in the Human Resource Policies of a company.
Companies in India share their experiences
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Mr Rozario A. Fernando, Assistant Manager Learning & Development, Michelin India
Ms. Dolon Gupta, Head, Culture & Language Initiatives, Corporate Talent Development,
Tata Consultancy Services
Ms. Varsha Nair, Marketing Executive, Sofitel Mumbai BKC
Mr. Matthieu Pasquier, Head SG Securities Services Operations and Head SG GSC
Chennai Branch, Société générale
Mr. Thomas Veitshans, Delivery & Risk Manager India, Capgemini France
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Other representatives of several companies
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Moderator – Mr. Christophe Legris, Attaché for Cooperation in French Language, Institut
Français en Inde (IFI)
Discussion followed by a question-answer session
14.50
Round Table discussion:
Encounter of cultures or “cultural clash” in the world of business?
Cultural interactions in a professional multinational environment.
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Mrs. Malika Belghazi, Corporate Trainer for Cross-cultural & Professional French
Ms. Sunita Nichani, Head of Corporate Training, Alliance française de Madras
Mr. Thierry Hébraud, Senior Country Officer, Crédit Agricole CIB, Crédit Agricole Bank
Moderator – Mr. Alain Zayan, Director, Alliance française de Bombay
Discussion followed by a question-answer session
15.20
Tea break
15.35
Communicating with companies:
How do the experts of professional French work with companies, from analysing
the requirement to the creation of a training program.
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Mr. Alexandre Holle, Head of educational design & innovation, Chamber of Commerce &
Industry of Paris-Ile de France (CCIP)
Ms. Malika Belghazi, Corporate Trainer for Cross-cultural & Professional French
Presentation followed by a question-answer session
16.05
Presentation of the Indo-French Training Centre (IFCCI)
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Ms. Laura Prasad, Secretary General, Indo-French Chamber of Commerce, India
(IFCCI)
Presentation followed by a question-answer session
16.15
Comments on the day’s discussions
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16.30
to
17.30
Mr. François Vandeville, Director, Institut Français en Inde (IFI)
Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of France in India
Workshops for French language teachers
Workshop 1
Presentations: iFos & NumériFos
- Mr. Alexandre Holle, Head of
educational design & innovation,
Chamber of Commerce &
Industry of Paris-Ile de France
Workshop 2
French in tourism
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Ms. Malika Belghazi, Corporate Trainer for
Cross-cultural & Professional French
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Day 2: Friday 27 November 2015
French language in higher education
for managers and professional experts
9.15
Presentation of the programme of the day
9.30
- Mr. Jean-Yves Gillon, Attaché for Cooperation in Education, Embassy of France in India
Round Table discussion:
How French language departments in universities can teach French for
professional use?
The Heads of French Language Departments in universities share their
experiences while offering specialised French language courses adapted to the
professional requirements.
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Prof. (Ms.) Anjali Lokur, Former Faculty, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Prof. (Ms.) Alpana Palkhiwale, Professor in-charge, St Xavier's College, Mumbai
Prof. Dr. (Ms.) Jyothi Venkatesh, Head, Centre for Global Languages, Bangalore
University
Prof. Dr. (Ms.) Ujjwala Joglekar, Chairperson of the Foreign Languages’ coordinators’
council and Coordinator, French Section, University of Pune
Moderator – Mr. Jean-Yves Gillon, Attaché for Cooperation in Education, Embassy of
France in India
Discussion followed by a question-answer session
10.10
Round Table discussion:
French language as part of technical or scientific higher education:
Testimonies of institutions preparing engineers, managers, scientists… and
proposing them French language training.
What is the place of French language and other foreign languages in the training
of engineers, scientists, managers?
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Mr. Marc Genuyt, ICAM Program Director, Industry Relationship Officer, Loyola ICAM
College of Engineering and Technology
Prof. Rajiv Dusane, Dean, International Relations Indian Institute of Technology (IIT),
Mumbai
Dr. (Ms.) Pooja Sancheti, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER),
Pune
Moderator – Ms. Sandrine Maximilien, Attachée for Science and Technology, Embassy
of France in India
Discussion followed by a question-answer session
11.00
Tea break
11.20
French language in the framework of a professional training:
Case study of French language in institutes of fashion studies in India
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Ms. Malika Belghazi, Corporate Trainer for Cross-cultural & Professional French
Presentation followed by a question-answer session
11.50
Professional French courses in Alliance française network in India
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12.30
Mrs. Sonya Gole, Academic Director, Alliance française de Pune
Mrs. Rupasree Rajendran, Academic Director, Alliance française de Trivandrum
Mr. Laurent Elisio Bordier, Academic Director, Alliance française de Bombay
Mr. Mikaël de La Fuente, Director, Alliance Française de Bangalore
Mr. Pierre-Yves Meunier, Academic Director, Alliance française de Delhi
Mr. Alain Zayan, Director, Alliance française de Bombay
Lunch
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Day 2: Friday 27 November 2015 (Contd.)
13.45
Projects of Institut Français en Inde towards training of specialists of French for
professional use
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Mr. Jean-Yves Gillon, Attaché for Cooperation in Education, Embassy of France in India
Mr. Alexandre Holle, Head of educational design & innovation, Chamber of Commerce &
Industry of Paris-Ile de France (CCIP)
Ms. Sabrina Royer, In-charge website development “professional french”
Presentations followed by a question-answer session
14.25
Concluding remarks and question-answer session
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14.40
Mr. Jean-Yves Gillon, Attaché for Cooperation in Education, Embassy of France in India
Vote of thanks to the participants
Closing of the forum
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15.00
15.20
to
16.10
Ms. Laura Prasad, Secretary General,
Indo-French Chamber of Commerce, India (IFCCI)
Mr. François Vandeville, Director, Institut Français en Inde (IFI)
Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of France in India
Dr. Agnelo Menezes, Principal, Saint Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Tea break
Workshops for French language teachers (list of workshops to be completed)
Workshop 1
Workshop 2
Workshop 3
Certifications in
Professional French
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Mr. Alexandre Holle,
Head of educational
design & innovation,
Chamber of
Commerce & Industry
of Paris
French and fashion
- Ms. Malika Belghazi,
Corporate Trainer for
Cross-cultural &
Professional French
Different types of
professional language
courses and how to
distinguish between them
- Mr. Laurent Bordier,
Academic Director,
Alliance française de
Bombay
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