French Teaching in Tanzania
The French Embassy supports the development of the French language in Tanzania, in East Africa (EAC) and in the African Union (UA).
A regional project managed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the embassies of France in Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia aims to promote the French language through common development axes.
This project is the FSP 2014-04 (Solidarity Priority Fund) “Support to the French language in the East-African integration and to the African Union”. The global budget of this FSP is 1 300 000 euros for 3 years (up to 2018) and part of this budget is allocated to Tanzania.
The project follows four approaches:
1. Improve the quality of teaching and the French language teaching in secondary education by supporting the training of teachers and the harmonization of the teaching curricula, developing digital solutions to give an easier access to a large number of resources and expanding the existing resource centers.
2. Place the French language at a university level as a “useful” language and as a regional language by increasing the available options in higher education, programs linked to the labour market, and by harmonizing the curricula.
3. Reinforcement of the position of the French language in the regional African organizations (EAC and AU) by setting up a program of linguistic training for the diplomats in the regional African organizations.
4. Add an extra value to the francophonie in East Africa by enhancing the presence of the French language in the media, in the books and on the Internet.