In March 2024, let's celebrate the Francophonie Festival in Thailand!

Every year in March, the Francophonie is celebrated all over the world. Workshops, debates, conferences, exhibitions, and other cultural events are organized in many countries dedicated to the celebration of the French language and the Francophonie values such as peace, solidarity, and cultural diversity.

The Embassy of Canada in Thailand which assumes the role of coordinator this year, along with Alliance Française Bangkok and the embassies and delegations of the member countries, associated members, and observer countries in Thailand (Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Morocco, Mexico, Romania, Switzerland and Ukraine), as well as their partners, are delighted to present the new edition of the Francophonie Festival in Thailand, from March 1st to 23rd. The events of this year include a singing contest, a food and cultural fair among many other activities!

The French language in Thailand

Throughout the world, French is the 2nd language learned after English (51 million learners) and the 4th language on the Internet. According to the statistics from the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), there were approximately 321 million French speakers in the world in 2022, with at least 93 million students studying French.

In Thailand, which is an observer country, there are, by estimation, more than 300,000 French speakers and more than 50,000 students learning French. French is also the 3rd foreign language taught in the Land of Smiles, after English which is compulsory, and Mandarin. There is no doubt that the French language holds a special place in the kingdom.

(sources: Organisation Mondiale de la Francophonie, and French Embassy in Thailand)

The program

Information & registration

La dictée de la Francophonie

The Embassy of Canada in Thailand, the Embassy of France in Thailand and Alliance Française Bangkok are pleased to invite your school to participate the Dictée de la Francophonie on the 1st March, organized in the frame of the Francophonie Festival 2024.

You can also participate in the event as an individual on our Facebook page from March 1st, 10 am.

Culinary and Cultural Festival: The diversity of the Francophonie

Join an exceptional event and come discover the richness of the countries gathered around the Francophonie on Saturday March 16 from 10:00 to 16:00. Discover the gastronomic diversity of French-speaking countries, enjoy a concert featuring our talented participants, finalists of the 2024 singing contest, and attend screenings of short films previously unseen in Thailand. Family-friendly and open to all, all in one place at Alliance Française Bangkok!

Live concert - Francophonie Singing contest 2024

Who will be the winners of the Francophonie singing contest? Join the live concert by talented participants who passed the qualifications. Come enjoy the show and vote for your favorite artist alongside our jury!