Thanks to the Alliance Française, I have embarked on the most intellectually challenging and academically enriching experience I ever could have hoped for. Since August 2021, I have been studying at the Poitiers campus of the SciencesPo network, a Grand-École whose education divides regional specializations into different French cities, in my case, my focus is on Latin-America and the Caribbean. Last year, in preparation for my entry exams, my mother sought out the Alliance Française for writing and speaking practise, for my admissions essays and interview. These classes were not only the highlight of my lockdown, but further instrumental to all that I have gained today. Amongst rigorous learning of eloquent French structures, I also discovered and sharpened my analysis of a number of fascinating topics.
I cannot emphasise enough how crucial this step was and how grateful I am to the Alliance Française. I strongly encourage all to contact the Alliance if you are motivated to apply for the Grand-écoles in France at any level. Equally, and I hope it goes without saying, the Alliance is filled with incredibly kind, supportive and doggedly intelligent people who offer classes in language learning for the DELF and DALF exams. The classes are well-rounded, the teachers' enthusiastic and committed to their fair and prompt marking, and always highly engaging.