Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh, the college in collaboration with Association of Indian French Professionals and Researchers, Pondicherry organizedthe First International French Accent Neutralization Workshop ‘FONETIKATHON’ on 6th November, 2023 from 9:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m at the multimedia hall. Dr.Arun Kumar Santhalingam, the master teacher trainer andPresident, AIFPROwas welcomed and introduced by Dr. Nidhi Sharma, Head, Department of French, PGGCG-11, Chandigarh.
The workshop focused on French accent neutralization and saw the participation of nearly 32 French teachers from Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana. During the session, the teachers learned about various accent reduction techniques and engaged in activities that emphasized assimilation, enhancing their skills in teaching and communicating in a neutral French accent.The session witnessed also inputs from two international experts from France: Ms Annick Hatterer from CLE International and Mr. Jack Amberg, President, Ludo-Vic SAS. Prof. (Dr) Anita Kaushal presented a token of appreciation to Dr.Arun Kumar Santhalingam and the certificates of participation were given to the participants. Prof. (Dr) Anita Kaushal also interacted with the participants and congratulated them for having successfully completed the workshop. The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Nidhi Sharma and a group photograph was clicked at the end of the workshop.