Department of French- overview:
“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.”
– Flora Lewis
Welcome to the department of French, Nirmala College for Women, Coimbatore. Learning a Foreign Language is a voyage of boundless exploration. In this era of globalization, speaking a foreign language has become increasingly important. Students who can speak several languages will enhance their employability possibilities, whether at home or abroad. Moreover, learning another language enriches the mind and the learners will be able to contribute to the multicultural community by their openness to diversity.
The popularity of the French language has taken off with the Nirmalites after being introduced as language. Till 1978, the department was headed by Mrs. Kasturi Thilagam and Mrs. Gnanamalar headed the department for 30 years from 1978 to 2008. From 2018 onwards, Mrs. AnujaKoothottil is the facilitator of the department.
Since its inception, the department has always instilled love for French language and has provided an ideal setting to discover the French culture and civilization. We encourage our learners to cultivate a deeper connection to the cultures of French-speaking nations and thereby to improve cultural tolerance and intercultural sensitivity. Also we motivate our learners to actively participate in various intercollegiate competitions and in programs organized at Nirmala College for Women, to strengthen their creative and linguistic competences. By constantly updating the course content and our teaching methodology, we aim to achieve ‘learner-centered’ acquisition of French language skills.
The department of French offers French as an optional, Part I language for I UG and II UG students and help the learners acquire basic French language competences for interaction: reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Objectives of the Department