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

 

 

Delta

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 Parisemailemail
  • Cécile BrossaudTeacher of French as a Foreign and Second Language (FLES) and educational technologiesTélécom Parisemailemail
  • Mel BurgelisTeacher of English and Anthropology in the Department of Economic and Social SciencesTélécom Parisemailemail
  • Bethany CagnolEMI (English as a Medium of Instruction) and scientific and academic proofreading coordinator and English teacherTélécom Parisemailemail
  • Verena GalganekGerman educational coordinator and German teacherTélécom Parisemailemail
  • Clive HayesEnglish educational coordinator and English teacher Télécom Parisemailemail
  • Isabelle LallemandCoordinator of French as a Foreign and Second Language (FLES) and integration of students, PhD students and staffTélécom Parisemailemail
  • Marya LuskyCoordinator of the course's end oral tests and English teacherTélécom Parisemailemail
  • Sinead NamurCoordinator of the course's end written tests (TOEFL, IELTS) and English teacherTélécom Parisemailemail
  • Zachary ObergCoordinator of Debating and English teacherTélécom Parisemailemail
  • Sophie PietrucciCoordinator of staff courses and educational resources and English teacherTélécom Parisemailemail