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About

About

The French Institute of Jordan (IFJ), Amman is the cultural operator of the French Embassy in Jordan. It is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods of the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom, at the top of Jabal Webdeh, ever since it was created in 1963. Thanks to the work of the successive teams, the “markaz” has completely integrated in the environment of this cultural hill. The IFJ has fourteen classrooms, one exhibition room and one cafeteria-media library. Today, the IFJ offers several services and activities:
  • French and Arabic courses (for groups or individuals) ;
  • Exams and diplomas in French (DELF, DALF, TEF, TCF, DFP…);
  • A media library (with more than 12 000 publications in French, CDs, DVDs, comics, adult books, youth books, magazines…);
  • Campus France office to provide information for Jordanians wishing to study in France;
  • Cultural events, regular or exceptional, all year long: concerts, dance performances, plays, cinema festivals, gastronomy week, conferences and debates, exhibitions at or outside the institute…
Moreover, the French Institute of Jordan regularly helps local Jordanian cultural actors execute their projects.
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Our commitment

The French Institute of Jordan, cultural bridge between France and Jordan, wishes to transmit a contemporary and modern image of France while adding a touch of dream and encouraging the desire to travel and discover. It opens doors for the actors of the Jordanian cultural scene. It also allows others to complete higher studies or find work in a francophone country through providing French classes. Moreover, it is a meeting place for individuals coming from different backgrounds, especially through the teaching of dialectal Arabic which attracts individuals of more than 30 nationalities each year.
Campus France Jordan informs students of higher education in France, guides them through their educational choices and accompanies them in building their applications for studying, scholarships or visa.
The media library of the Institute is the only public francophone library in the Kingdom. It targets both children and adults and offers material to be read on location or to be borrowed. The media library has a rich and varied content: classical literature, novels, theater, comics, poems…in addition to a collection of DVDs and CDs.
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The French network

France means cultural institutes and alliances in many countries around the world; and specialized research and studies centers on many continents. France aims at becoming a global player on many levels: sciences, cultures…This influence is possible thanks to the many agents and institutes that compose this extended and dynamic network.

Read the current updates of the French network on LatitudeFrance.

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Our Services

IFJ Café (Café caché)

Café-boulangerie Caché, an alliance between Bunni & Rex, offers quality products at very affordable prices. Savor fresh croissants, baguettes, sourdough breads, and serve them with freshly grilled and ground coffee.

Space rental

The French Institute of Jordan puts its space at your disposal for your different events.

More information? 

Contacte: communication@ifjordan.com

IFJ Café (Café caché)

The cinema projection platform of the French Institute is for non-commercial diffusion and is intended for the French cultural network worldwide, its partners and the teachers of French language. It offers an exclusive online service and a catalogue of 580 French films or French co-productions. IFcinéma completes physical cinema (35mm, beta, DVD, DCP and Blu-ray). Resources: institutfrancais.com

Team

Gilles ROULLAND
Director, Counselor for cooperation and cultural action
Christel POTDEVIN
Deputy director
Pierre VALETTE
Regional comptability manager
Ouafaa MEHYAOUI
Assistant
Janet BATBOUTA
Budget and HR manager
Nawel KERKEB
Administrative
Jamal ASSI
Facilities manager
064612658
info@ifjordan.com
Majdeddin ASHQAR
Receptionist and driver
Raed ALOMARI
Facilities and maintenance agent
Lina QUDEIMAT
Exams, certifications and educative cooperation manager
cours@ifjordan.com
Nura FUAD-AZAB
Assistant
cours@ifjordan.com
Sélène lebedel
Project manager - French
Hind MELKAWI
Head of CampusFrance Jordan
amman@campusfrance.org
Cultural manager
Cultural manager
culture@ifjordan.com
Lola BIAIS
Librarian
mediatheque@ifjordan.com
Intern - cultural coordinator
Intern - cultural coordinator
assistcult@ifjordan.com
Majd Haikal
Marketing, private classes and sposonring manager
marketing@ifjordan.com
Mustafa AL-Faraji
Communication manager
communication@ifjordan.com