A workshop on French language is being organized by Charotar
University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT) in Vadodara.
A renowned expert of French language, Kalpesh Patel is providing
functional knowledge of the language to the students during the nine-day long
workshop which began on December 7.
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences under Faculty of Management
Studies in Indukaka Ipcowala Institute of Management (I2IM) is offering the
course on French language. It consists of two credits in their curriculum. This
was introduced as demand for French language is increasing across the globe.
French ranked sixth most widely spoken languages according
to the report of OIF - 'La langue francaise dans le monde' in 2010. It is one
of the very few languages that are spoken across the world, something worth
A release issued by CHARUSAT said that currently there are 220
million French speakers worldwide. Out of this, Europe's share is 39.87%,
sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean for 36.03%, North Africa and the Middle
East for 15.28%, America and the Caribbean for 7.66% and Asia/Oceania for 1.16%.
According to dean of Faculty of Management Studies and principal of I2IM, Dr
Govind Dave, for those students who want to immigrate abroad, French language
will provide a platform and will prove t be beneficial.