Teaching French in private schools in Lucknow: The challenges and the solutions
Author(s): Asad Abbas
Abstract: The French language is the most learnt foreign language in India. Many universities, colleges, schools and other institutions impart French lessons across India. Every year thousands of new school going students opts for French as an optional as a part of their curriculum. How much our schools are ready to cater the needs of these students. In this article we have made a survey of teaching of French in a metro city in the north of India. We have discussed the challenges of teaching French with overcrowded classes and ill-equipped or inexistent language labs, the lack of well trained and qualified teachers having expertise in FLE. The lack of information as to how this language be helpful in their career doesn’t help in encouraging the students to put more efforts in learning the language of the Moliere. After a survey of the state of Teaching of French in the Private schools in a city, some solutions for the betterment are also put forward by the author.