The Alliances Ethio-françaises of Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa
Respectively founded in 1908 and 1907, the French alliances of Dire Dawa (https://business.facebook.com/aefdiredawa/) and Addis Ababa (https://www.facebook.com/AefAddis/) offer group and individual courses, as well as the Delf/Dalf certification of French language skills. In Addis Ababa, where the large presence of embassies and international organizations maintains a significant institutional demand for learning French, the Alliance is the reference training center for teaching the French language. As such, it offers a one-year University Diploma in French as a Foreign Language, in partnership with the University of Maine in France, which trains to become a French teacher for a foreign audience. In Dire Dawa, the Alliance monitors the reintroduction of French in secondary school program, which includes three high schools, and also runs an introductory early childhood French language and culture center, which welcomes 200 young Ethiopians throughout the school year.