Francophonie Week 2017


The Francophonie represents more than 220 million French-speakers on five continents!

Every year, the Francophonie Week celebrates the richness and diversity of the French language and its capacity to incorporate words from many languages. It will take place worldwide from 18th  to 26th  March 2017.

See all our events for the Francophonie Week here



This year, the “Dis-moi dix mots” initiative organised by the French Ministry of Culture is highlighting ten words representing the French language adaptation to new technology: Canular, Nuage, Télésnober, Héberger, Pirate, Avatar, Favori, Emoticône, Nomade, Fureteur.

Come and discover these words at the AF Pune library from 14th February to 31st March (Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm)

The Alliance Française Pune has also organised  a Pune inter-school contest for the students learning French at their schools. The winners are:

‘Draw Me Ten Words’ (for 8-12 years old)

Premier Prix

Mishtee Gathani, Victorious Kidss Educares


Deuxième Prix

Akanksha Deshpande, Vikhe Patil Memorial school


Troisième Prix

Ruhi Kabra, Vidya Valley school


‘Tween Me Ten Words’ (13-15 years old)

Premier Prix

 Anushka Srivastav, Mercedes-Benz International school


Deuxième Prix

Sneh Deshpande, Mercedes-Benz International school



Troisième Prix

Aayushi Barve, Vikhe Patil Memorial school


For more information and to participate in the next contests organised by the Alliance Francaise de Pune, write to