LECTURERS FROM THE SUB-DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH
THE PARIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
AS COURSE DEVELOPERS
Course participants and their facilitator take a break in Besançon, France in December 2015, their faces beaming with the joy of being empowered with new knowledge and that of imparting the same. Dr. Oyugi, 2nd from left and Mr Nginye, 3rd from right.
Teaching of ‘FOS’, French for Special Purposes, for business, for tourism, for diplomacy, and many other areas of interest to learners, is the in-thing. At the cutting edge of this ‘FOS’ trend in Kenya is, as would be expected, the University of Nairobi’s Sub-Department of French, the oldest Kenyan university level French Studies unit. Two of its lecturers, namely, Dr. Caroline Oyugi and Mr. Michael Nginye, successfully completed a course on ‘FOS’, organised and funded by the French Embassy in Nairobi. Four intensive training sessions spread over one year, commencing in February 2015 and ending in February 2016, were conducted both in Nairobi, Kenya and Besançon, France.
Dr Oyugi (above, centre) and Mr. Nginye (right, left of picture) all smiles after receiving their certificate of participation in Besançon, France.
The training culminated in the very arduous task of developing a ‘FOS’ manual for given specific purposes. While Dr. Oyugi produced a manual for French for Anti-paoching Agents, Mr. Nginye directed his efforts towards how Front Office Operators can perform their happier duties of dealing with guests, in French.
The Sub-Department of French is extremely proud to be associated with the first two Kenyans to be recognised by the Paris Chamber of Commerce as qualified ‘FOS’ course and manual developers and looks forward to working with them, to come up with and deliver courses in other relevant. We invite the public to indicate to us for what specific purpose they wish to learn French on our facebook page: Sub-Department of French, University of Nairobi or twitter @Sub-Department of French, University of Nairobi or by e-mail: email@example.com
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