Education & French Language

The French Language, Education and Vocational Training (CLEF) service at Institut français India (IFI) has three main objectives, as defined by the French Ministry of External and European Affairs:


IFI promotes and supports French-language training in India by providing quality training for teachers. Pedagogical and linguistic workshops and seminars are organized throughout the country, in schools and universities, at a national and regional level.

International mobility

Cooperation in the field of education between France and India is embodied by the numerous school exchanges that have been established to meet the increasing demand of Indian schools. IFI also promotes international mobility through its two flagship programmes:

The English Language Assistants Programme - In this programme, Indian students are sent to France to teach English in French schools as assistant English teachers for a period of 7 months.

The French Language Tutors in India Programme - Under this programme, French university students are invited to teach French in Indian universities for a period of 9 months.


IFI also organises, manages and coordinates the DELF and DALF examinations in India with the Alliance Françaises (link). These internationally-recognised certifications in French Language proficiency, awarded by the French Ministry of Education.

Learn French

To enroll for French classes please visit your nearest Alliances Françaises in India Institut français India also promotes French language and its teaching through the following activities.

Launch of "Shades of Difference: Selected

November 12th, 2015

The Book office of the Institut français en Inde /The Embassy of France in India, and Social...

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Poetry Recitation in Urdu by Javed Akhtar

February 13th, 2015

On the occasion of the New Delhi World Book Fair H.E. Mr. François Richier, Ambassador of France...

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Unveiling of the French books section

August 5th, 2014

Oxford Bookstore, India's leading bookstore chain, launched the new French Books Section at Oxford...

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The Honey Hunter by Karthika Naïr and

February 15th, 2013

The Honey Hunter, published by Young Zubaan was released on 15 February 2013 at the Residence...

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