French Reading Hall

Head of the reading room-Pak Irina Aleksandrovna

For correspondence: Republic of Kazakhstan, Shymkent, 160012,
Tauke Khan ave. 5 M. Auezov SKSU,
Phone: 8-7252-21-41-54

Asya Abilova - coordinator of media library and cultural programs

For correspondence: Republic of Kazakhstan, Shymkent, 160012,
Tauke Khan ave. 5 M. Auezov SKSU,
Phone: 8-7252-21-41-54


The aim of the French Center of Shymkent is the spread of the French language in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the union of all who wish to promote French language and culture, and  more broadly, to facilitate cultural dialogue between Kazakhstan and France by organizing linguistic, scientific, cultural and other kinds of exchanges, conducive to rapprochement between the two countries


  • The organization of French language courses and issue certificates of French (Tests and diplomas in the knowledge of the French language);
  • The organization of kazakh and russian languages courses (in perspective)
  • Methodological assistance to teachers of Kazakhstan schools through seminars and teaching internships;
  • Distribution of materials relating to the French and Francophone culture (printed, audiovisual and other) by the relevant structures (libraries, information centers, media library, movie theaters, exhibition and concert halls)
  • The organization of French and Franco-of Kazakhstan cultural events (concerts, performances, festivals, exhibitions, conferences, seminars), as well as non-commercial activities to self-promotion (round tables, debates, film clubs, thematic meetings)
  • Information on education programs and linguistic trips to France;
  • Translations from / into French, Kazakh and Russian languages. ( in perspective)
  • The organization of excursions, tourist and linguistic trips to France and Francophonie countries in Kazakhstan; ( in perspective)
  • Cooperation with similar organizations in Kazakhstan, France and other countries;
  • Publication and distribution of information leaflets and other printed materials to promote the objectives SFA;

Regular activities:

  • In the second and fourth Saturday a roundtable discussions with various themes.
  • Every Wednesday at 15:00 and Thursday at 11:00 am Conversation Club with a native speakers.
  • On Wednesdays, the club conducts Ms. Joelle Morin,
  • On Thursdays intern of the  French center Khalid FATES 

EVENTS of  2014-15 academic year: 



Meeting with a producer and film director Mark Ruskar and screenwriter Olivier Delahaye in the "Autumn Meeting" Week of French culture in Kazakhstan 



Presentation of the  French Centre with a participation of the  General Consul of France in Kazakhstan M.Patrik Renard



The performance of the theater "Small Circus" of  Laurent Bigot,  France 



Seminar for teachers and teachers of the French language SKR
with a participation of professors of the University of Marseille (France) Fathi Daven and  teachers and trainees of the French Alliance of Almaty. 



Holiday Beaujolais (wine festival) with the participation Phonograph group in Seljuki  cafe                




7 semi-final of national competition Francophone songs


Showing of a French film


Competition of  French cooking


Showing of the film “The seventh heaven” (Egypt)


Competition of  Francophone  Theatre


Showing of the film ‘MAD WEDDING” (France) 


Meeting with the representative of Kazakh  Diaspora of Paris


For the national holiday which is celebrated on July 14th  with the help of  Rabat newspaper  was a quiz on knowledge of France and French culture for residents of Shymkent. Organized a round table for presentation of awards for the winners  at the end of the quiz. French gastronomy festival in Rixos hotel 



The seminar for teachers of French language.



Embassy of France in Kazakhstan and national association of teachers of French  languages.