The CIAFE Language Centre

The Language Centre initiative by CIAFE was created to contribute to breaking language barriers globally. Under this initiative, CIAFE has been able to put out three virtual classes, the French, Portuguese and Italian classes have been tremendously beneficial to the attendees of the class, allowing us to keep realising our goal of teaching people in different languages, to help bridge the language barrier gap in communicating with other African countries and other countries of the world.

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Italian Class: Cohort 1

The Italian Class is a 4-week language course which starts on the 7th of September, 2022. The classes for the duration of the course take place once a week, every Wednesday at 5pm UTC. The sessions last for 2 hours each and are held on Zoom. The session is split into two parts, the first hour of the class is theory lessons delivered by the Italian Tutor and the second hour of the class is a practical session with fellow participants.

Alongside basic Italian terms, the class teaches fundamental terms to know in fashion, which can help you hold a conversation with people within the fashion industry. The course is beneficial for students, professionals, academics and educators in the fashion community.

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French Class: Cohort 2

Learn the fundamentals of French with CIAFE as we bring back our French Class in Spring 2022. Our maiden open education French class was held in the Autumn of 2021, which was spread over the course of four weeks.

 

The French class is a great opportunity for fashion educators, professionals, students or enthusiasts who want to learn the basics of French and also learn how to communicate with french speaking people within the fashion industry. Alongside basic french terms, the class teaches fundamental terms to know in fashion, which can help you hold a conversation with people within the fashion industry.

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Portuguese Class: Cohort 1

The first installment of the Portuguese class was also a four-week class that taught the basics of Portuguese to all participants enroled in the programme. The class ended on the 30th of September 2021 and participants were provided with resources to aid their learning.

 

In 2022, we are bringing back our Portuguese class to help you learn the basics of Portuguese. The class is open to fashion professionals, students, educators and enthusiasts who will like to learn the fundamentals of Portuguese.

Applications are currently closed. Kindly stay tuned for updates regarding the second cohort of the class.

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French Class: Cohort 1

Our maiden open education French class was held in the Autumn of 2021, which was spread over the course of four weeks. Each class lasted for two hours and was held at 1 PM EST/ 5 PM GMT/ 6 PM. 
 

The audience featured students, academics and professionals who learnt the basics of French and also learnt how to communicate with french speaking people within the fashion industry. Our French class instructor Fiona taught the participants the fundamental terms to know in fashion to help with their communication within the fashion industry.

Applications for the French class are currently closed. Stay tuned for updates.