Education and pedagogy are at the core of the activities of Alliance française de Chittagong, which offers side by side the best methods for language teaching as well as a wide variety of resources for the most comprehensive approach to education.
AfC works with Alliance française de Dhaka, the HQ of Alliance française in Paris, the Embassy of France to Bangladesh, as well as with many institutions, schools and universities (Little Jewels, Chittagong Grammar School, William Carey Academy, Chittagong University, East Delta University, Premier University, Independent University, Fine Art Institute, etc.)
Alliance française de Chittagong offers morning, afternoon and evening classes, 12 months a year. It has an extensive experience of teaching to Bangladesh Navy officers, UN interpreters, UNDP and UNHCR officers, and students.
Different classes are offered, including:
- DELF - DALF;
- O’ Level ;
- Extra curricular activities;
- Private classes;
- Legal French;
- French for Business;
- Classes for Bangladeshi officials and international organizations officers.
The Alliance française de Chittagong and the Alliance française de Dhaka are the only centres to organize DELF and DALF examinations in Bangladesh, leading to international certification both for children and adults, delivered by the French Ministry of Education.
- DELF A1 recognizes basic knowledge. It is the most basic level in which a language is used, called the "discovery" stage. At this stage, the learner can interact in a simple way: he/she can speak about him/herself and his/her immediate environment.
- DELF A2 is based on the same principle: it recognizes the linguistic competency of a basic user, considered as a social actor. The candidate can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring the most common polite phrases and exchanges of information.
- DELF B1: the user becomes independent. He/she can maintain interaction: he/she can understand and maintain a discussion and give his/her opinion. He/she is capable of dealing with situations likely to arise in daily life.
- DELF B2: the user has a degree of independence that allows him/her to construct arguments to defend his/her opinion, explain his/her viewpoint and negotiate. At this level, the candidate has a degree of fluency and spontaneity in regular interactions and is capable of correcting his/her own mistakes.
- DALF C1: language users at this level are independent. They can express themselves fluently and spontaneously. They have a large vocabulary and can choose the appropriate expression to introduce their comments. They can produce clear, well-structured discourse without hesitation and which shows controlled use of structures.
- DALF C2: the users’ proficiency in the language is illustrated by precision, appropriateness and fluency of expression. C2 candidates are capable of using the language for academic and advanced-level purposes.
People who have passed the DALF (B1) are exempt from taking language tests for entrance to French universities.