Francophonie Day is marked on March 20th all over the world, celebrates all the French speakers in the world – over 300 million of them. French is one of the most influential and important languages in the world. It is one of the top three most useful languages for business after English and Mandarin, Chinese. It is the official language of 29 countries, and 65 countries in the world are enlisted under the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (International Organization of Francophonie) which means the countries where the customary language is French or where a large number of the population speaks French.
Our teachers and students celebrated the French language and culture, on this Francophonie Day by dressing up in the colors of the French national flag or adding some recognizable Parisian chic to their outfits. Some NIS students built the Eiffel Tower using different materials like paper, straws, lego, and plastic bottles. All our students did an amazing job, and our teachers had a hard time choosing the best creation. Congratulations to the winners of ‘The Best Eiffel Tower’ competition!
First place: Anna, 4E and Adam, 2E
Second place: Marwan, 5B; Mirolla, 5A; Sahar, 3B and Rashel, 3C
A special assembly was conducted by the Elementary students (Grade 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) to celebrate Francophonie Day. The assembly was conducted in French along with an Interpreter for translation to English. Students shared interesting facts about the French language and culture of France.
Our teachers also encouraged students to sing a song in French, hold a traditional French dance during an assembly, and share interesting facts about the French language and culture through a quiz. The event was a learning experience for all and our students took pride in this opportunity to apply and demonstrate their knowledge of the French language.
Congratulations to the students who won the competitions!
- French Song Competition: Elya, 5Cl; Polina 2E; Jamileh, 3D
- French Reading Competition: Adam, 5B; Elisa, 2A
- French Traditional Dance Competition: Mera, 4B; Kassem, 3A
- Cooking with French Recipes: Nicole, 5B; Jennah, 3B; Tala, 3A
- Francophone Countries Research Project: Joud, 4B
Bonne journée internationale de la Francophonie!