Staff Reporter

PONDICHERRY: If you want your child to learn the basics of French during this summer Alliance Francaise at 58 Suffren Street is conducting a course for children between 6 and 12 years. The course will begin on May 9 and conclude on June 2 between 9 a.m. and 12 noon.

According to Allain Thomas, director, Alliance Francaise in Pondicherry, the children will be taught the basics of the language including the alphabet, numerals, colours and nouns. The course fee is Rs.1,390. Admissions are on for the course, which will be taught from Monday to Friday. The institute is open from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and again from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on all weekdays.

Admissions to the regular course, which will start in July, for adults will begin in June. There is a semi-intensive course and an alpha course (for Tamil speaking people who don't have a strong English base). Both courses have the same fee of Rs.2,200. For further details on course content and admission, contact 2338146.

Alliance Francaise is an educational organisation with a non-profit cultural goal. It has been offering opportunities to people around the world to discover French culture for over a century. Since 1883, the worldwide network has exposed several thousands of students from different origins to French civilization and language. The institute has its presence in 138 countries and there are 15 institutes in India.