15 December, 2012

The future Angers tv, a channel to English

Credit Picture : Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel
"The project of a local tv channel in Angers has been approved by the Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel, the French broadcasting authority, on December 11th", notices one of the readers of Angers Daily News, Sébastien Lewis. Mr Lewis, in a post to that blog, hopes that "there will be some programs in English, since so many English-speaking people live in Angers". If Angevins coming from English speaking countries could be interested by programs in their mother tongue, natives Angers and especially young inhabitants could be interested, in addition to the English lectures they already have at school or university, by a supplementary way of learning English.

Credit Picture Angers city
An educational content, besides the informative purpose of the channel, would not necessarily contradictory with some of the actions already implemented by Angers city as well as Angers Loire Métropole. The first is the choice to increase the use of scholars of numerical tablets instead of traditional computers. Since last september, all Angers public primary schools use it and those tablets are also appearing few by few in private schools.  And one of the most interesting field of interest is the "apprenticeship of foreign languages".

Credit Picture Angers Loire Métropole
The English content of the local programs would also be consistent with the positionning of Angers Loire Métropole through the brand "Angers Loire Valley", the twinning of the city with the capital of Texas, Austin, and the recent audience of the last Accorche-Coeurs edition regarding the fact Angers was the native land of former English kings.  Because the contents of the future local channel have not been settled, its managers, and among them Angers city and the Angers Loire Métropole authority, have time to think about that supplementary educational purpose.

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