14 lecturers undergo CIEP training in French language evaluation [fr]
14 lecturers of French undertake a training programme on the design of activities for language evaluation at Alliance Française in Accra.
The participants benefiting from the French-funded programme included lecturers from the University of Mines and Technology (UMAT) in Tarkwa, University for Development Studies (UDS) in Tamale, Wa and Navrongo, University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) in Sunyani, Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL) in Accra and Alliance Française.
Thanks to the close relationship between the French Embassy and CIEP (International Centre for Pedagogical Studies, an agency of the French Ministry of Education), Mr Samuel BOUAK, senior programme officer for evaluation and certifications was invited to teach the course.
During the programme, which run from the 2nd to the 5th of October 2018, the participating lecturers took part in exercises, discussions and workshops to equip themselves with the skills needed to improve methods they use to evaluate their students’ French language skills. This will help them to better assess their students’ learning outcomes and allow them to easily identify trouble areas for reinforcement.
Before they returned to their respective institutions, they joined other Ghanaian teachers and educational officers to take part in a seminar on French language certifications which was held on the 8th and 9th October in Accra. Mr François RENAUD, Education Manager of the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as Mr BOUAK introduced them to the various French language certifications including specific ones catered for professional contexts. Read more about the seminar here.
These initiative fall under the framework of the Priority Solidarity Fund (FSP-SIFFLE), a bilateral cooperation project to support French teaching initiatives in Ghana. It was established in June 2016 between the French embassy and the Ministry of Education in Ghana.