Lecturer(s): Alain DOUGNAC-GALANT


  • Bringing as many students as possible up to the C1 level of CEFRL ("Proficient User - Effective Operational Proficiency")
  • Extending knowledge of the Anglo-Saxon world and of its diversity.
  • Improving methodological and rhetorical skills to achieve structured thinking and precise expression.
  • Using English in a working environment.


expanding vocabulary, business English, interactivity, debating, civilisation, Anglo-Saxon, United States, United Kingdom, methodology, rhetoric, adjustment, efficiency, credibility, excellence


  • Intensive oral-comprehension exercises (long and demanding material)
  • Speaking in small student groups: mini-dialogues, simulations, debates, presentations.
  • Preparing for the TOEFL ITP test.
  • Studying the civilisation of Anglo-Saxon countries. Notably, acquiring the knowledge and using the interpretative tools to understand the American society from a political, economic, social, societal, geopolitical, and cultural angle.
  • Making students aware of global environmental and social issues.
  • Mastering business English

Learning Outcomes

  • Interacting and expressing oneself in English whatever the context.
  • Using English at work.
  • Comprehending the cultural and civilisational features of the Anglo-Saxon world.
  • Participating to and leading a meeting or a debate.


Level 4: Know-how: 33% assessing BE activities + 67% assessing TD activities. Continuous assessment (attendance, participation to classroom activities, assignments) and/or final exam.

Level 5: Know-how: continuous assessment (attendance, participation to classroom activities, assignments) and/or final exam.