UNLOCKING THE WORLD: DISCOVERING CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND LANGUAGE LEARNING AT ECOLE CENTRALE DE CASABLANCA
Ecole Centrale Casablanca offers its students the opportunity to open up to a diversity of foreign cultures and languages. This opening is fully in line with École Centrale Casablanca’s pedagogical project and will enable them to benefit from it in a rich and necessary way;
Students are systematically taught in groups of different levels, and assessed on entry (based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), so as to create small groups (maximum 15 students) of homogeneous TDs, the only guarantee that language teaching will be effective for all. These level tests also enable us to identify students who are experiencing difficulties and who will need support.
At the same time, validation of the English level by the TOEIC (785) and the French level by the DALF C1 are introduced as sine qua non conditions for obtaining the diploma.
Sessions are held once a year. Students who fail the first time will have to retake the test at an outside organization at their own expense. If they have a disability, special sessions can be organized.
The TOEIC and DALF C1 exams are held on the ECC campus at the end of the third semester of the program (Semester 7):
- The TOEIC test is organized by AMIDEAST, which is the exclusive representative of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Morocco (https://www.amideast.org/morocco ).
- The DALF C1 is organized by the Institut Français de Casablanca https://if-maroc.org/casablanca/.
TOEIC and DALF C1 examiners are separate from the teachers who train the students.
The study of communication in English and French is compulsory during the three years of training at the school. Spanish and Arabic are also available, depending on the needs of incoming students.
The self-study process takes place via online platforms and independent work in the form of homework/projects to complete the courses.
More than ever, modern languages are seen as essential to the training of engineers in a globalized economy and in a context of cultural diversity.