A senior lecturer since 1989, Cécile Lacoin has coordinated the German teaching team at the École Centrale de Lyon from 2006 until 2017. She takes a great interest in innovative pedagogy and intercultural communication. Furthermore, she is actively involved in the life of the École Centrale de Lyon and takes part in several cross-curricular projects with lecturers in other foreign languages, as well as in human and social sciences. She organizes study trips in Germany and prepares exhibitions with students on German cultural or social aspects every year. She is also an active member of UPLEGESS (Society of Foreign-Language Teachers at French Grandes Écoles) and an elected member of the council of Department CLES.