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Our Pedagogical Approach

As part of the 'Grande Ecole' programme, alongside compulsory elements, our students can choose to study optional courses.

For languages with higher numbers of students, classes are provided at different levels, thus ensuring both the content and the learning are best adapted to the needs of each student.

Reference levels:

A communicative approach

Creating situations where students use the target language

The aim of our language teaching at Grenoble Ecole de Management is to move students from the acquisition of declarative knowledge (knowing) to skill acquisition (know-how).

Our teachers give students contact with authentic language, creating situations where learners can practically use the target language, and exercises that allow students to develop and hone their linguistic abilities.

Encouraging all our students to be responsible learners

Additional activities are offered for those students who want to improve their level or practice their language skills in a different way. (NB. These modules may be obligatory, depending on the student's level):

  • Be proactively involved in co-constructing lessons via active participation in the learning process
  • Exchange with their teacher regarding the way they personally learn best

Taking this further…

Additional activities are offered for those students who want to improve their level or practice their language skills in a different way. (NB. These modules may be obligatory, depending on the student’s level):

  • Meet ’n Talk: This website is designed to pair up students from our ‘Grande Ecole’ program with students on our international programs. The idea is to promote linguistic and cultural exchanges. From time to time, the school also organises one-off opportunities for French students to meet up with their international counterparts.
  • Charla: Pairing up French and Spanish-speaking students for spoken language exchanges.
  • Online Grammar (German/Spanish): This is designed for students who need a refresher course, monitored and supported by a teacher.
  • ‘La Linguathèque’: This space was created as part of collaboration between the Modern Languages and Foreign Cultures Department and the Library. In the ‘Linguathèque’, students have access to grammar books, can read or listen to the ‘Vocable’ magazine, consult dictionaries and glossaries, find carefully selected activities, etc. Our ‘Linguathèque’ also offers supervision and support with semi-structured study programmes in English, Spanish and German.
  • Tell me More: Program offering interactive online lessons in grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening comprehension exercises, etc. (Available in a number of languages.)