International Francophonie Day was celebrated at
Teacher House. The event organized by French Institute in Georgia was opened by
Ambassador of the French Republic to Georgia Renaud Salins, Deputy Minister of
Education and Science Lia Gigauri and Director of Teachers’ Professional
Development Center Gia Mamulashvili.
Winners of the competitions held as part of
International Francophonie Days were awarded by Gilies Carasso, Director of
Institut Français de Géorgie (French Institute in Georgia). Teachers’
Professional Development Center has singled out the best French Language
teacher for the second time this year. The teacher shall pass a two-week
internship in France.
The event was attended by Swiss Ambassador to Georgia
Günter Bechler and other representatives of the diplomatic missions, as well as
French Language teachers and professors from higher educational institutions,
and their students.
International Francophonie Organization unites 57
member countries and 20 non-members with observer status (among them is
Georgia). One third of the UN member states’ citizens on speak French language.
More than 220 million people speak French on five continents. The French
speaking population is the most numerous following the German language