Your engineering training : Languages and cultures

The ability to communicate, intervene and interact in an accurate, appropriate and relevant manner in an international context is an essential element in the training of tomorrow’s engineers. Culture influences the behaviour, perceptions and values of the members of an international team, so cultural awareness and the acquisition of intercultural skills are a key factor in their career success and personal development. To obtain an engineering degree at Télécom Paris, students must master three languages to varying degrees, including English and French.


The Languages and Cultures Department (LC) provides future engineers with comprehensive training in eleven languages


With some forty nationalities represented at the school, it enjoys a wide range of cultural and linguistic diversity. The Language and Cultures Department draws on this diversity to develop its courses. We offer a wide range of courses focusing on academic and professional life, intercultural exchange and societal challenges.

The Languages and Cultures Department has two major focuses:

Teaching and providing intercultural training for engineering students

  • General courses according to CEFR level
  • Courses on specific topics and projects
  • Bilingual courses
  • Induction activities for non-French-speaking students in collaboration with the International Relations Department and the Student Union
  • Intercultural training in collaboration with other departments at the school
  • Helping students prepare for external certification
  • Helping students prepare for the recruitment process in a foreign language
  • Collaboration within the school as well as with other partner institutions


Welcoming and training staff

  • Welcoming non-French-speaking staff in collaboration with the Human Resources Department
  • Professional training in German, English, Spanish, and French
  • Intercultural training in collaboration with other IMT institutions


Our teaching methods

  • Privilege small classes
  • Offer a variety of innovative, interactive approaches
  • Develop communication skills (e.g. debating competitions with universities and Grandes Écoles)
  • Encourage a multilingual, cross-cultural approach (e.g. bilingual activities in Tandem)
  • Vary teaching methods (classroom/distance learning)
  • Offer individual support




We also participate in digital learning projects in cooperation with other institutions like DELTA.


Key figures

Administrative management

  • Maria-Teresa GuilbertResponsable du départementTélécom Parisemailemail


  • Estelle HenriGestionnaire administrative et de scolarité du dpt LCTélécom Parisemailemail


Educational management

  • Maria AmpueroSpanish educational coordinator and Spanish teacherTélécom Parisemailemail
  • Cécile BrossaudTeacher of French as a Foreign and Second Language (FLES) and educational technologiesTélécom Parisemailemail
  • Mel BurgelisTeacher of English and Anthropology in the Department of Economic and Social SciencesTélécom Parisemailemail
  • Vera DickmanTeacher of English and InterculturalityTélécom Parisemailemail
  • Verena GalganekGerman educational coordinator and German teacherTélécom Parisemailemail
  • Clive HayesEnglish educational coordinator and English teacher Télécom Parisemailemail
  • Marya LuskyCoordinator of the course's end oral tests and English teacherTélécom Parisemailemail
  • Zachary ObergCoordinator of Debating and English teacherTélécom Parisemailemail
  • Sophie PietrucciCoordinator of staff courses and educational resources and English teacherTélécom Parisemailemail