International Francophone Day marked in HCM City

Sunday, 2019-03-17 20:36:58
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International Francophone Day marked in HCM City on March 17 with various activities. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Students, teachers and people in Ho Chi Minh City gathered at an event on March 17 to mark International Francophone Day (March 20), during which they engaged in various activities.

Apart from exhibitions and contests, the festival-goers learned about curricula of schools which offer French language teaching.

Bui Thi Diem Thu, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Education and Training, said French language teaching has been carried out in the city for more than 20 years, and the language has been introduced at 18 educational institutions from primary to high schools, with 4,000 students.

HCM City is one of the localities nationwide that have worked hard to promote French language learning and cultural exchanges with French-speaking countries, she said, adding that the festival aims to bring together French language and culture lovers.

Vietnam has been a member of the International Organisation of Francophonie since 1970 and is considered among its founders.