The unifying thread of the method used in Alliance française du Bengale corresponds to the “savoir-faire” described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The aim is to enable students with strong skills in communication through the learning of four specific skills: oral and written comprehension / oral and written production.

Using a communicative approach of the French language, the teachers of Alliance française du Bengale help students to improve their French skills (grammar, vocabulary, conjugation, phonetics) in very specific situations by offering insights of French culture, mentality and way of life.


B2 students in one of our classrooms equipped with a smartboard.


One of our teachers (Trinanjan Chakraborty) sitting at the back of his C1 class to bring the focus on the student speaking.


The teaching method is updated with the recent university research made on didactics and pedagogy in the field of “French as a Foreign Language”. Learning French by having fun is one of our priorities. This does not put a barrier to a rigorous teaching though. Each month, the teachers organize an internal assessment in order to get to know better the needs of their students and to prepare them more accurately for the DELF and DALF examinations.



Echo is a textbook focusing on communication and is one the most appropriate material for the preparation of the DELF/DALF exams. Each unit is structured by communicative targets and develops one specific thematic.



Alter Ego 5 is the textbook used for C1 level. Just like Echo books, it has been designed to promote a more communicative approach in going further into French language learning.



Students are required to have a textbook (CD included) and an exercise book for each level of instruction. There are available at our reception desk (except Alter Ego 5)


Book details Set of Books Fees
Echo A1 Rs. 800
Echo A2 Rs. 900
Echo B1 (2 volumes) Rs.2100
Echo B2 Rs.1000
Alter ego 5 (only textbook) Not sold in AfdB