Mission and objectives

  • To encourage and promote language learning in order to respond to the challenges of international university education, mobility and integration, professional life and lifelong learning
  • To encourage the development of linguistic and intercultural skills and competencies from the point of view of using languages in multiple contexts and for various objectives
  • To develop language and communication competences as transferable skills essential at all levels of training
  • Promote the continuous education of EPFL staff members in this domain
  • Provide support to EPFL administration and faculties on questions of language and plurilingualism.

To offer members of the EPFL communty:

  • High quality modules responding to the demands of their studies, exchanges and / or their present and future work, through:
    • general development of language and communication skills
    • modular courses based on specific needs
    • preparation for various examinations and certificates
    • individual independent learning
    • development of specific communication skills for different disciplines.
  • Stimulating teaching using both well-tested approaches and the latest methodological innovations, catering for all types of learner, directed towards practical use and adapted to our public.
  • Transparency and coherence in learning objectives and levels through their relationship with European standards.
  • The opportunity to develop independent learning skills and intercultural competence.