ASSOCIATION OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Every year the Association of Foreign languages is an activity galore. The association of Foreign Languages aims at encouraging the French students to participate in competitions conducted by the French departments of various city colleges. The Association helps in conducting Workshops, Endowment lecture and Seminars for staff and students. The Annual fest of the Department of Foreign Languages “FORLAFEST” is conducted in the month of December every year by the Association of Foreign languages. French students from city colleges participate in various academic competitions like “Ecrit Créatif, Quiz on French civilization, history of France, French Literature, Charades, Pot pourri, Chasse aux tresors, etc,.
Prof. Maria Priya
President of the Association of Foreign Languages
Ms. Akshaya Rajendran
Secretary of the Association of Foreign Languages
Report of Association Activities 2014-2015
The inauguration of the Association of Foreign Languages was held on 28th July at 12 p.m. at Bertram Hall. Mr. Marc Genuyt, Industry Relationship Officer , LICET was the chief guest of the event. Dr. Mrs. Abarna Roy, Head, Department of Foreign Languages welcomed the gathering. Prof. Maria Priya , President of the Association of Foreign Languages introduced the chief guest to the gathering and introduced the office bearers of the Association of Foreign Languages. Ms. Akshaya Rajendran, Secretary of the Association proposed the vote of thanks. The inauguration came to an end with entertainment by the B.A.French students.
The annual intercollegiate competition ‘FORLAFEST 2014’ was conducted with enthusiasm by the Association of Foreign Languages on 13th December 2014. Chevalier Dr.G.F.Xavier Raj was the chief guest of the programme. Students from various city colleges like Asan Memorial College, Ethiraj College, Women’s Christian College, Patrician College, JBAS college etc participated in various events like Spell Bee, Treasure Hunt, Memorize the Words , Cooking without Fire, Ecrit Creatif, Pot Pourri etc. The overall championship was won by Ethiraj college for Women.
This year the Forlafest ’14 was organized with a twist. The students also conducted a French Expo on French cuisine where crepes, salads, soup and desserts were served and everyone had an opportunity to taste French cuisine . A power point presentation about the art and architecture of the monuments of Pondicherry, an ancient French colony was shown and games based on the geography of France was conducted. Charts and posters were displayed on geography and French literature.
The Valedictory function of the Association of Foreign Languages was held at the Yedanapalli Hall on 17th March 2015. The Chief Guest of the event was Mr. Thomas Vo Van Tao, French Tutor from the University of Madras. Ms. Akshaya, Secretary of the Association read the annual report.
The girl students of B.A. French won the overall trophy at the Annual Sports Meet 2014-15, Loyola College. The girl students of B.A. French won the overall trophy of FLOWS, Forum for Loyola Women students on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The students of B.A. French participated in “Aube”, annual intercollegiate meet held at Ethiraj college and won several prizes. The B.A. French students also won several prizes at the annual intercollegiate meet held at Stella Maris College. The students of B.A. French participated at the cultural event “Linguafest 2015” at the University of Madras and won several prizes.