Residents of the UAE who want to learn French now have a convenient and accreditated option at Ajman University, which opened the “Alliance Française Ajman Center” on May 19, 2019.
Ajman University Chancellor Dr. Karim Seghir, Ph.D. and French Ambassador to the UAE, Ludovic Pouille, cut the ribbon on the new Center after a memorandum of understanding was inked.
“Ajman University, since its inception in 1988, spares no effort to address community education needs,” Dr. Seghir said.
He added that the Center will to offer an array of courses and international diplomas for basic, independent, and fluent users.
“Up to 500 students are already taking French courses in Ajman University, and the number is expected to grow with the opening of this Center,” he said.
Ambassador Pouille said that Ajman University was chosen due to its long history as the first private institution of higher education in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region.
“Ajman University is one of the most renowned universities in the region and the world,” he said. “Hopefully, we will be offering a bachelor degree in the near future upon securing due logistics and formalities.”
The Alliance Française Ajman Centre is to start offering a variety of services by September 15 this year 2019. Aspirant learners will be able to communicate and connect with all French universities via the Center.
The “Alliance Française,” launched as an international organization in 1883 in Paris, is a non-profit organization aimed at promoting the French language and culture.
Globally, the “Alliance Française” has more than 830 centers in 137 countries. These include the UAE with already three centers in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai, and now the fourth in Ajman.