UNLOCKING THE WORLD: EXPERIENCE CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND LANGUAGE LEARNING AT ECOLE CENTRALE CASABLANCA
The Ecole Centrale Casablanca gives its students the opportunity to open up to a diversity of cultures and foreign languages. This openness is fully in line with the educational project of École Centrale Casablanca and will enable them to benefit from it in a rich and necessary way.
The teaching by level groups is systematized, with evaluation of the students at the entrance (based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), in order to constitute small groups (maximum 15 students) of homogeneous tutorials, which is the only guarantee that the teaching of languages will be effective for all. These level tests also allow us to identify students who are having difficulties and who will need support.
At the same time, the validation of the level of English through the TOEIC (785) and the level of French through the DALF C1 are introduced as a condition sine qua non 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 arranged.
The TOEIC and the DALF C1 are organized at the ECC campus at the end of the third semester of the program (Semester 7):
- The TOEIC 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 French Institute of Casablanca https://if-maroc.org/casablanca/.
The TOEIC and DALF C1 examiners are separate from the teachers who provide the training to the students.
The study of English and French communication are mandatory during the three years of training at the school. Spanish and Arabic are also available according to the needs of incoming students.
The self-study process is done through online platforms and through independent work in the form of homework/projects to complement the courses.
Modern languages are more than ever seen as essential to the training of engineers in a globalized economy and in a context of cultural diversity.