Foreign Languages

Course Director(s): Paul Wheal, Carmen Acosta Sanchez

General Description

The learning of foreign languages is an integral part of the international training of engineering students. The objective of the Language Department is to supplement the technical and scientific knowledge of our students with excellent skills in English (first foreign language (FL1)) and a good knowledge of a second language (Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, or French as a Foreign Language). A third foreign language is also possible depending on the level.

The compulsory courses in at least two foreign languages are fully orientated towards professional life and aim in a very pragmatic way to facilitate the communication of our future engineers in an international and multi-cultural environment.

To obtain the ICM Diploma a minimum score of 800 points is required in the TOEIC test (English) or 83 points in the IBT TOEFL, along with a B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR), certified by the School.

For the second foreign language (FL2) it is possible to validate the CEFR level by the BULATS test, taken at the School.

The ECTS credits of the Language department are divided up into 50% for the FL1 and 50% for the FL2.

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Key words

Foreign languages, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, French as a Foreign Language