Institut Français du Sénégal
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The Institut Français du Sénégal is a French cultural organization for the diffusion of French culture in Senegal. Its secondary purpose is to promote the culture of Senegal and, more generally, cultural diversity. Léopold Sédar Senghor called this intercultural cooperation le dialogue des cultures (the dialogue of cultures).
The current name of the institution is recent. Earlier, it was called the Centre Culturel Français de Dakar ("French cultural centre of Dakar"), or simply the Alliance Française.
The Institute is composed of a cultural centre and a language centre. The cultural centre holds concerts, dances, theatre, fashion shows, lectures, exhibitions, workshops, and festivals while the language centre offers language courses, certifications, and technology training. French, Wolof, Spanish, and Portuguese are all taught at the language centre.
- Marc Sankalé; Louis-Vincent Thomas; Pierre Fougeyrollas; Léopold Sédar Senghor (1968). "Dakar en devenir". Présence africaine (in French). Paris: 165–168.