Michèle Cassuto and Dominique Williams received the insignia of the Order of Academic Palms

On Wednesday 19 October 2016, Elisabeth Barbier, French Ambassador to South Africa, presented the insignia of the Order of Academic Palms to Michèle Cassuto and Dominique Williams at the Alliance Française in Cape Town.

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Michèle Cassuto
has many responsibilities related to the promotion and teaching of the French language in South Africa: she is a French teacher at the Herschel Girls High School, a distinguished member of the South African French Teachers Association in Western Cape, and examiner of the French test ending the upper secondary education cycle.
Committed to offer a high-quality French teaching, she recently obtained from the French Editor Pocket the license to use, free of charge, the literary works on the curriculum for the French test ending the upper secondary education cycle.

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Dominique Williams, Head of the French department of the Rustenburg High School, sworn translator before the Suprem Court of South Africa and the French General Consulate in Cape Town, has been fully involved in promoting the French language, in the South African French Teachers Association in Western Cape and also as an examiner for the Independent Examination Board during the French test ending the upper secondary education cycle.
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These two personalities, very much appreciated for their dynamism, their high standards in the teaching of the French language , their commitment in promoting the French language and culture, will be bestowed Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques, by decree of the Prime Minister dated July the 14th, 2016, by Elisabeth Barbier, French Ambassador to South Africa.

Read the Ambassador’s speech here.

publié le 24/10/2016

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