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Intercultural and Language Space

Published on July 16, 2020 Updated on July 12, 2021

Practice languages and learn about world cultures directly on campus! At UPEC, in addition to regular and elective courses, both students and staff can improve their languages and intercultural skills through free of charge workshops.

Bilingual tandems

Two students with different mother tongues exchange regularly, face to face or remotely, in order to “teach” each other their language and culture.
  • 400+ students registered
  • 100+ tandems created
  • 16+ different language combinations

Conversation workshops

Learn languages in a friendly atmosphere and without a grading system through role playing, games and debates. About 20 small groups led by native speakers in
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French as a Foreign Language (FLE)
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Elective courses in languages and cultures

Starting from the 2nd semester of Bachelor’s degree, UPEC students can follow an elective course. Learn languages and cultures through a wide variety of subjects such as fashion, literature, gastronomy, calligraphy, translation and mobility.
  • 12 courses taught in English, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese and French as a Foreign Language (FLE)
  • 400+ students registered
  • 25 groups

Learning French as a Foreign Language (FLE)

International Students on an exchange program can benefit from free of charge French courses from the beginner to the advanced level. Earn credits by including the course in your learning agreement.


The self-training platform for online language learning, available 24/7, offers 5 languages: English, French as a foreign language, German, Italian and Spanish.
  • A wide range of topics to pick from
  • Interactivity
  • From the beginner to the advanced level
  • Voice recognition system

More information on our French website: Interculturel et Langues