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French in Normandy Gains Green Standard Status

French in Normandy is so proud to have gained certification as a Green Standard School.

We are the only school in France to have our environmental and sustainability policies recognised by this burgeoning and exciting new accreditation scheme.

Green Standard Schools is a not-for-profit association that aims to encourage the adoption of rigorous, new environmental standards across the sector in order to promote environmental sustainability in language teaching institutions.

Many of you will know of our commitment to environmental policies and to working towards a better cleaner and more sustainable model and we fully support this effort. We hope that where we lead other schools will follow helping to make our industry more environmentally friendly and more aware through our actions and curriculum so contributing to a more respectful balance between our business needs and those of the planet.

Promotion June – September 2020

French in Normandy is reopening after several challenging months of closure during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve missed our students and we look forward to welcoming you back to our award-winning school in the heart of Normandy. 

Students starting their course between July 13 – September 30 will receive 3 weeks + 1 week FREE when registering for a General Intensive French course (25 hours / week). School fees must be paid minimum 4 weeks before the start of the course.

Get a quote for your course and register online now.

Be sure to read our new health & safety regulations and temporary cancellation policy.

À bientôt à Rouen!

Health & Safety Regulations & Cancellation Policies

As we reopen the school and look towards the future, French in Normandy has devised comprehensive  guidelines to ensure the health & safety of our staff and students. All students will be provided with a set of expectations to follow both in the school and at their accommodation. The cooperation of all students, visitors, teachers and staff is imperative to continued success at French in Normandy, allowing everyone to achieve their French learning goals in this new setting. The new health & safety guidelines are outlined below followed by temporary cancellation and refund policies.



STUDENTS 

Everyone entering the school MUST immediately sanitise their hands and each class room will be equipped with sanitiser for regular use and tissues for single use.

Students must all be in the school at the time given and may only enter up to 30 minutes after their class starts as classes may have to be given at staggered intervals.

Students are responsible for their own personal equipment which must not be shared and must be kept clean and sanitised daily.

Students must come to French in Normandy equipped with their own face protection – we suggest a visor as this will facilitate language learning and a mask which is necessary for all public transport and in designated public places.

Students agree to stick to the designated pathways in the school, respect staggered coffee breaks, not congregate in groups of more than 10.

Students are responsible for their health and safety, that of other students and that of our staff in respecting the 1 metre social distancing rule at all times.

Students will receive an eco friendly mug on arrival and they will be responsible for using/keeping clean. Mugs must be named and not be shared with anyone else.

Students who decide to eat in the premises must provide their own utensils and take them away. Anything found in the staff kitchen or anywhere else in the school, will be removed at the end of the day. 

For both staff and students, smoking or using electronic cigarettes, is NOT permitted in or near the school to avoid groupings. 

Anyone breaking these rules will not be allowed entrance to the school and no refunds will be given. 


STAFF

All staff entering the school MUST immediately disinfect their hands. Each class room will be equipped with hand sanitisers for regular use and tissues for single use.

Teaching staff must all be in the school at least 30 minutes before their class starts as classes may have to be given at staggered intervals.

All staff must wear a mask on public transport to and from the school and wear a face protection visor in the school and in lessons.

Teaching staff will be responsible for keeping windows open and airing the classrooms (shutters may be closed if windy, wet etc) and closing them after the lessons.

All staff are responsible for their own personal equipment which must not be shared and must be disinfected twice daily.

Teaching staff will be responsible for disinfecting the equipment they use in class (ie Bluetooth keyboards/tv commands etc).

All staff are responsible for ensuring that students stick to the designated pathways, ensuring that staggered coffee breaks are respected and that students do not congregate in groups of more than 10.

All staff are responsible for themselves and their students in respecting the 1 metre social distancing rule at all times.

All staff are responsible for tidying up and removing the waste paper bin liner from their class or post and placing it in the outside containers daily. 

All staff will receive an eco-friendly mug on arrival and they will be responsible for using/keeping clean. Mugs must not be shared with anyone else 

Staff who decide to eat in the premises must provide their own utensils and take them away. Anything found in the staff kitchen or anywhere else in the school, will be removed at the end of the day. 


Temporary Cancellation & Refund Policy

1. FIN/Host families/commercial accommodation can not be held responsible in case of illness. Students agree to abide by all hygiene rules and safety regulations laid down by the French government, the school and the school’s recognised accommodation options. Health & safety recommendations are subject to change as the pandemic evolves. Some of these conditions include:

a. maintaining physical/social distance of minimum 1 meter, refraining from personal contact with other students, staff and teachers (no handshakes, no kissing or hugging)

b. regular, proper hand washing and sanitising

c. limiting gatherings in any setting inside and outside the school

d. proper disinfecting/washing of personal equipment (i.e. reusable masks and visors)

e. no sharing of personal items (i.e. masks, pens, phones/tablets, cutlery etc)

f. Students MUST inform the reception or emergency number staff at once in case of ANY sign of fever/infection. FIN instructions must then be followed.

g. In the event of a new government imposed lockdown, French in Normandy will provide students with the option to complete their course online or receive a voucher for any unused courses to be taken at a later date.

h. Courses may be cancelled up to 5 business days before the start date with no cancellation fees. Cancellation must be received by the agent or student in writing to the school’s main email address at info (@) frenchinnormandy.com.

3. Students must arrive at French in Normandy at the time given to them and must disinfect their hands upon arrival at the school. Students agree to arrive with a clean mask and transparent face visor and any other equipment they wish to use (phones/tablettes/laptops etc) for which they are responsible and will agree to sanitise and disinfect daily.

4. Students booking a host family accommodation must realise that social distancing may not be possible at all times within the family environment.

5. In the case of quarantine being required by the French authorities students will have to isolate themselves at their own expense.


Contact us in case of any questions regarding these policies and regulations.

Download the registration form to book a French language course.

PROFFF Study Day 2020

Every year in March the association of the Flemish teachers of French, PROFFF, organises a full study day at the famous Ho Gent school.

Conferences open the day, followed by workshops. Publishers, language schools and travel agents support this event. French in Normandy was there! Nearly 230 French teachers participated in this event.
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Update from French in Normandy Management

French in Normandy is taking measures and behaving responsibly in the face of the spreading Coronavirus.

At present and for the foreseeable future, we have no students coming from countries where the virus is causing the most infection but this may change. Any student enrolling from these countries (currently China, Hong Kong, Macao, de Singapore, South Korea and also north of Italy namely Lombardy and Venice) will be asked to follow French government health guidelines and stay at home for two weeks before integrating at French in Normandy. The list of countries is being monitored to ensure that this policy is up to date and in line with French Health authority recommendations.

We are reminding our host families, staff and students of basic hygiene requirements in order to combat contagion (regular hand washing and using tissues once only) and have placed extra hand disinfectants in all classrooms as well as tissues to ensure that these basic procedures are followed.

To minimise the risk of illness among students, staff and visitors we are actively encouraging and promoting good hand washing, cough and sneeze etiquette, and follow French Health authorities advice about keeping any specific individuals away.

French in Normandy is ensuring a clean environment.
It is important that we maintain a clean environment to prevent the spread of illness. All our facilities have good ventilation and regular cleaning practices. We are cleaning surfaces with a neutral detergent followed by a recommended disinfectant solution. Surfaces that are frequently touched with hands are being cleaned daily.

French in Normandy is making every effort ensure that there is a safe working environment for those students that are with us and for those will be arriving and we have made provision for support during their recovery in the unhappy event that we have students or staff affected.
These procedures will be updated on a daily basis

School Groups

For groups booked at French in Normandy that are unable to travel but who have paid a deposit or the full amount, we will hold the price and a credit until 31/12/2020 and suggest rescheduled dates.

FIN + American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)

Christian Gaujac, French in Normandy, recently attended the 92nd annual convention of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) held July 14-17, 2019, in Philadelphia. He has been working for more than 30 years in FLE is in now in charge of partnerships in his school. Christian was an active participant as an exhibitor in this unique gathering of over 300 French teachers from around the U.S. and from several other countries. Participants in the convention were able to learn about the history of Philadelphia and its relationship to France through lectures and presentations as well as numerous excursions. In addition, there were over 120 workshops and sessions on the teaching and learning of French and the cultures of the Francophone world.

The AATF, founded in 1927, is the largest national association of French teachers in the world
with nearly 9500 members. It is organized around 70 local chapters and governed by a national
Executive Council of 18 members. National Headquarters are located in Marion, Illinois. The
AATF publishes the French Review and the National Bulletin and holds an annual convention
which alternates between sites in Francophone countries such as Canada, France, and also in the
U.S. Its award-winning Web site [www.frenchteachers.org] contains a multitude of information
and materials of interest to French teachers at all levels. The AATF also sponsors the National
French Contest and National French Week (Nov. 4-10, 2019).

Schools & Agents at French in Normandy

In this article, Lynne Farrugia, who is one of the owners of Schools & Agents, takes us through her experience as a student in Rouen and at French in Normandy.

She came to French in Normandy as a guest, took a course with us and stayed with one of our host families. During the day, she had time to explore our beautiful city. Here’s what she was up to during her week in Rouen.


I had the pleasure of being invited to Rouen and French in Normandy from 7th to 14thJune. Unfortunately, I couldn’t stay longer due to other work commitments.  The purpose of this visit was to experience the city as well as the school and the host family, as any other student would. This article as well as the pictures and posts during the week aim to help agents understand better what a student should expect from this beautiful corner in France… read more.


French in Normandy in China

French in Normandy will be pleased to meet potential students at the Campus France workshops in Beijing, Dalian and Nanjin, China on April 13th, 14th and 21st, 2019. 


Be sure to register on the Campus France Education Fair website in order to upload your CV or to ask for appointments.

诺曼底法语学校

诺曼底法语学校,是一家部际认证的语言中心。它位于诺曼底大区首府-鲁昂,一座历史悠久的艺术之城,因其美轮美奂的建筑、教堂和圣女贞德而闻名。

学校全年开放,为学生提供普通法语课程或商贸法语课程。可以一对一授课,也可以是最多4人组成的小班授课,还可以小班授课与个人授课相结合。学校是可以组织TCF考试的认证语言中心,与鲁昂另一家可以报考DELF/DALF考试的语言中心有合作关系。学校帮助学生备考DELF/DALF考试,2017年DALF 考试的通过率为98%。学校也与法国国立面点甜点学院、厨师学校(马赛勒索瓦日高中),鲁昂电子工程高等工程师学院和诺欧商学院建立了合作关系,这为本校的学生提供了可以在这些合作院校继续学习的机会。

学校提供包括甜点、面点、厨师国家文凭项目和高等教育课程:硕士、MBA。学校的专业团队将全程陪伴学生的学习阶段并为学生更好地融入当地生活提供帮助。

 

学校介绍单页学校网站 – 校友感言

参与城市: 北京、大连、南京

 

35 kg 210 g de nourriture | LES RESTOS DU CŒUR


Merci pour votre générosité !

35 kg 210 g de nourriture récoltes pour les Restos du Coeur. Merci aux étudiants de French in Normandy!

LES RESTOS DU CŒUR

Fondés par Coluche en 1985, les Restos du Cœur est une association loi de 1901, reconnue d’utilité publique, sous le nom officiel de « les Restaurants du Cœur – les Relais du Cœur ». Ils ont pour but « d’aider et d’apporter une assistance bénévole aux personnes démunies, notamment dans le domaine alimentaire par l’accès à des repas gratuits, et par la participation à leur insertion sociale et économique, ainsi qu’à toute action contre la pauvreté sous toutes ses formes ».

Presque 30 ans plus tard, ce sont 130 millions de repas équilibrés qui sont distribués par l’association (2012-2013). Les Restos du Cœur ont malheureusement largement franchi la barre d’un milliard de repas servis depuis leur création…

Aujourd’hui, les carences alimentaires les plus graves ont presque disparu, mais la pauvreté a pris un autre visage : accidents de la vie, contrats précaires et travailleurs pauvres, jeunes de moins de 25 ans ne disposant pas du RSA, retraités disposant du seul “minimum vieillesse”…

En France, plus de 8 millions de personnes vivent sous le seuil de pauvreté. Source : Rapport INSEE sur la précarité en France du 30 août 2011 (chiffres INSEE 2009)

Au-delà de l’aide alimentaire, les Restos du Cœur ont très vite étendu leurs actions à l’aide à la personne et à l’insertion. Car pour sortir durablement de l’exclusion, un repas ne suffit pas. Il faut aussi résoudre toutes les difficultés (retrouver un emploi, avoir un toit,…) pour une insertion durable.

La plus grande partie des ressources de l’association provient des dons et legs (46.1 % en 2012/201). S’y
ajoutent les produits des opérations Enfoirés (12.3 % en 2012/2013) et les subventions des collectivités publiques (en 2012/2013, 17.4% pour les organismes nationaux, 11.7 % de produits en provenance de l’Union Européenne et 9.1% de produits divers et financiers).

Les Restos du Cœur sont très soucieux d’utiliser au mieux ces fonds publics et privés : les frais généraux sont réduits (7% en 2012-2013) et les dépenses superflues éliminées. En conséquence, plus de 93 % des ressources sont consacrés aux actions de l’association.

L’activité de l’association ne s’exerce que sur le territoire français métropolitain. Il n’existe aucune association agréée en dehors de l’Hexagone, car cela nécessiterait des structures de gestion beaucoup plus lourdes et donc plus onéreuses. Et, parce que les législations et les règles fiscales sont différentes, aucune association basée ou opérant à l’étranger ne relève de l’association française.