Your engineering training : Languages and cultures

The ability to communicate internationally in a precise, effective way is an important part of training for tomorrow’s engineers. It is a key success factor for their careers and personal development. Mastering three languages (English, French and a third language) is a prerequisite for obtaining an engineering degree.


The Languages and Cultures Department (LC) provides future engineers with comprehensive training in eleven languages


With some forty nationalities represented at the school, it enjoys a wide range of cultural and linguistic diversity. The Language and Cultures Department draws on this diversity to develop its courses. We offer a wide range of courses focusing on academic and professional life, intercultural exchange and societal challenges.

The Languages and Cultures Department has two major focuses:

Teaching and providing intercultural training for engineering students

  • General courses according to CEFR level
  • Courses on specific topics and projects
  • Bilingual courses
  • Induction activities for non-French-speaking students in collaboration with the International Relations Department and the Student Union
  • Intercultural training in collaboration with other departments at the school
  • Helping students prepare for external certification
  • Helping students prepare for the recruitment process in a foreign language
  • Collaboration within the school as well as with other partner institutions


Welcoming and training staff

  • Welcoming non-French-speaking staff in collaboration with the Human Resources Department
  • Professional training in German, English, Spanish, and French
  • Intercultural training in collaboration with other IMT institutions


Our teaching methods

  • Privilege small classes
  • Offer a variety of innovative, interactive approaches
  • Develop communication skills (e.g. debating competitions with universities and Grandes Écoles)
  • Encourage a multilingual, cross-cultural approach (e.g. bilingual activities in Tandem)
  • Vary teaching methods (classroom/distance learning)
  • Offer individual support




We also participate in digital learning projects in cooperation with other institutions like DELTA.


Key figures

Administrative management

  • Maria-Teresa GuilbertResponsable du départementTélécom Parisemailemail


  • Estelle HenriAssistanteTélécom Parisemailemail


Educational management

  • Maria AmpueroSpanish educational coordinator and Spanish teacherTélécom ParisTechemailemail
  • Cécile BrossaudEnseignante de Français Langue Étrangère et Seconde (FLES) et technologies éducatives
    Télécom ParisTechemailemail
  • Bettany CagnolEMI (English as a Medium of Instruction) and scientific and academic proofreading coordinator and English teacherTélécom ParisTechemailemail
  • Verena GalganekGerman educational coordinator and German teacherTélécom ParisTechemailemail
  • Clive HayesEnglish educational coordinator and English teacher Télécom ParisTechemailemail
  • Isabelle LallemandCoordinator of French as a Foreign and Second Language (FLES) and integration of students, PhD students and staffTélécom ParisTechemailemail
  • Marya LuskyCoordinator of the course's end oral tests and English teacherTélécom ParisTechemailemail
  • Sinead NamurCoordinator of the course's end written tests (TOEFL, IELTS) and English teacherTélécom ParisTechemailemail
  • Zachary ObergCoordinator of the Corps of Mines and Debating and English teacherTélécom ParisTechemailemail
  • Sophie PetrucciCoordinator of staff courses and educational resources and English teacherTélécom ParisTechemailemail