Skip to main content

French language and cultural exchange prospers in SA


South Australian teachers and students will continue to benefit from programs focusing on French language and intercultural learning following the renewal of an agreement between the State and French Embassy.

The four-year Memorandum of Understanding was signed today by Education Minister Susan Close and French Ambassador to Australia His Excellency Christophe Lecourtier.

The arrangement now includes a commitment to explore reciprocal teacher exchange arrangements through the French Government’s Jules Verne program, and participation in a Language Teaching Assistants program.

Renewing the MoU will also enhance South Australia’s attractiveness as a destination of choice for international students.

The Department for Education and Child Development has collaborated with the Embassy of France on the delivery of French language programs to schools since 1986.

Today’s agreement supports South Australia’s growing partnership with France as it continues to gain strength across a number of areas following the announcement of the construction of Australia’s 12 future submarines by French company DCNS.

Image Caption: French Ambassador to Australia His Excellency Christophe Lecourtier and Education Minister Susan Close renew a MoU focussed on French language learning.

Future Jobs Fund recipients to create hundreds of jobs

Around 450 jobs will be created in Adelaide and the South East through three new projects supported by the State Government’s $200 million Future Jobs Fund.

article image

Read More

Indian business mission produces results for SA

The launch of a new Rajasthan water and resources centre, appointment of an in-market SA wine expert and a partnership agreement between South Australian firm Supashock and an Indian automotive company are among results of the state’s latest business mission to the region.

article image

Read More

Emerge in the lions' den in an Australian-first

Lions 360, an Australian-first experience at Monarto Zoo, will open to the public this Sunday.

article image

Read More

Funding to help protect SA’s coastline

Eleven councils across South Australia have been granted a total of $2.2 million this year to help protect and conserve the state’s coastline, including from the impacts of climate change.

article image

Read More