Course structure at the Language Centre is based on different elements, which together form an ensemble:
- group modules with a teacher
- Multimedia Centre for Personalised Learning (EMA)
- private study
The modules take place in a relaxed atmosphere where everyone participates actively. This both promotes language learning and stimulates enjoyment of self-expression.
The modules focus on communication and developing the know-how that will enable participants to use the language in different contexts for a variety of purposes (speaking, understanding, reading, writing) and the development of skills for independent learning. A wide range of methods and tasks are used, which are up-to-date and interesting: discussions, listening tasks, role-plays, visuals, games, videos, reflection on the learning process, etc.
Language learning in the Multimedia Centre for Personalised Learning (EMA) forms an integral part of the Integrated Skills module from Beginners to B2, and a few other specific modules.
The EMA allows you to work at your own pace and choose which aspects of the language you wish to develop, according to your objectives, interest and weaknesses.
In the Multimedia Centre or online, someone will help you with different aspects of your personal work, such as:
- how the equipment works
- how to find suitable material
- how to work
- how to do language activities
In addition, the virtual workspace (PlurieL), allows you to access online comments about your Learning Journal, in which you record your progress.
You can use the Multimedia Centre either:
- Choose a slot (one supervised by a teacher of the language you are studying) or, if this is not possible, a teacher of another language. The teacher will offer help, advice and feedback. Registration will also guarantee you access;
- Periods in the Accompanied multimedia Centre (i.e. those requiring registration) can be done in comodal; you are able to attend either on-site in our Multimedia Centre (room CE 2 347), or remotely by videoconference, through our PlurieL learning platform.
In order to make your language learning as effective as possible and make real progress, you are strongly advised to devote to study on your own; you should spend about one hour per week for an Integrated Skills module, and even more for an Integrated Skills module with an external exam option.