AKIPRESS.COM - The French Alliance in Bishkek, jointly with the Embassies of France, Switzerland, Belgium and the EU Delegation in Kyrgyzstan will hold the week of the Francophonie, which will be held from March 23 to 28, the Swiss Embassy said. The festival will include educational, cultural and entertainment events in online format.
The Francophonie Week is the festival of the French language and cultures of the French-speaking countries, which is celebrated in the middle of March across the world. The organizers and partners have prepared a program for the broad public, which consists of 8 online events.
French is the fifth language spoken in the world, the third language for business, spoken by more than 300 million people on five continents, and also is known as the language of diplomacy. 88 countries are members of the International Organization of Francophonie, in 29 of which French is the official language.
This year the Francophonie week will be launched in Bishkek on March 23 with the Swiss movie Le jeu de l'amour et du hasard (The game of love and chance) to be screened online at 17:30 in Zoom.
Francophone Week includes various competitions of French song, dance, elocution and reading for children.
Educational webinars "Studying in France" (25 March at 11:00 am, webcast at Zoom) and Studying at Francophone Universities (25 March at 18:00 pm, webcast at Zoom) are also scheduled within the week.