Type of courses

The Language Centre offers different types of courses.

The objectives of the “integrated skills” modules are to enable participants:

  • to begin to learn a new language
  • to develop existing skills and make them more specific

These modules are principally based on communication and the development of skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) enabling the learner to use the language in various contexts and for various objectives. Cultural and intercultural aspects as well as the ability to learn independently are all integral parts of these modules. The methods and activities are varied and interesting: discussions, listening exercises, role-plays, language games, videos, reflection on the learning process, etc.

The “specific skills” modules develop specific competences in language and communication, to enable learners to participate more effectively in academic, professional or social situations.

Preparatory modules for external international examinations enable students to pass exams for academic mobility and future professional objectives. They focus on listening, reading, speaking and writing.

The intensive courses offer, over a very short period, the possibility of widening your general communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) through a variety of stimulating activities. These include discussions, listening exercises, role-play, games, videos and reflection on learning etc. The level of the groups is fixed according to the registrations received (all those who register will thus not necessarily be placed in a group). As far as possible, the content of the module is adapted to the needs of the group.

Guided independent learning with a tutor allows you to pursue your language learning without joining a class and by studying autonomously. This module allows you to focus on your specific needs. You will be working both in the Multimedia Centre and at home.  A language teacher will give you regular guidance and advice.

The PlurieL platform in the Multimedia Centre offers all the information, learning material and support you need: it will allow you to locate activities and organise your study.

To allow you to learn a language without joining a module, the Language Centre offers on an almost daily basis, free-access periods in the Multimedia Centre. You may go at any time (no need to register), so long as it is a “free-access” period (see schedule), and benefit from resources specially designed for autonomous language study.

The way the Multimedia Centre is organised will allow you to locate activities corresponding to your level and needs, and provide you with information and tools to help you manage your learning.

Someone will always be on hand to help you understand how the Multimedia Centre works and show you how to access material.