The Department of Education, French Language and Literature in the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau follows up the school affairs for distant or local French-speaking youth, develops exchanges and ensures the quality of French language courses offered at schools, universities and adult classes in Hong Kong. It promotes French and French-speaking books by different means, in particular through conferences and debates.
By educational cooperation, we intend to maintain a permanent link with Hong Kong schools in order to develop their curricula, in particular in French language and literature. We also develop French curricula for French-speaking students through structures following the French education system and we encourage a bilingual education. Student exchanges are organized on a regular basis through twinning school programs or through grant programs designed for short stays or longer studies in France and Hong Kong.
The promotion of French language and the cultures of French-speaking countries are provided from kindergartens to universities mainly through direct support to schools and institutes and networking between partners. Special support is provided to the Alliance Francaise of Hong Kong and Macau and the Association of French Teachers (AFLE). The Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau provides regular activities and cultural events in liaison with those main partners.
The promotion of French literature is developing. The major partners in this respect are: Parentheses, the French bookstore in Hong Kong and the Alliance Française for the organization of talks with major French writers in the bookstore or at the Alliance Française’s multi-media library. The Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau in cooperation with AFLE encourages programs for developping reading of French books at school and also provides French literature to universities.
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