INSTITUT DES LANGUES ET DES ÉTUDES INTERNATIONALES Reforming Foreign Language Studies in Serbia… …  a French perspective
The context : foreign languages in France <ul><li>->  Centuries of backwardness : an expansionist agenda </li></ul><ul><ul...
Promoting foreign languages : some of the main reforms <ul><ul><li>Ecole élémentaire  (6-11 years) : compulsory introducti...
UVSQ : excellence and innovation ->  An exceptional natural and patrimonial environment west of Paris ->  7 different site...
« When there is a will, there is a way » (Shakespeare) ->  LRU, 2007 : the Minister grants autonomy to universities  = eac...
TARGETS FOR FRENCH STUDENTS : ANSWERS FOR EVERYONE - Any student  : At least one FL compulsory regardless of the level and...
TARGETS FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS : FACILITATE INTEGRATION - Erasmus students : Classes in French language, culture and civiliz...
TARGETS FOR STAFF: TOWARDS THE MASTERY OF FL - Windows on the world: Language learning, observation visits, staff mobility...
The leverage : strong governance ILEI is the Institute responsible for languages and international studies  at the Univers...
Double Degrees <ul><ul><li>Intensive training in languages​​, literatures and foreign civilizations + another intensive tr...
International studies <ul><li>    </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To Enrich and complement UVSQ’s offer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T...
FOREIGN LANGUAGES FOR NON SPECIALIST STUDENTS ■  Access to 14 languages (English, French FL, Spanish, German, Italian, Rus...
Tailor-made programs for everyone <ul><li>Training programmes designed to suit students’ personal objectives and needs  </...
PARTNERSHIPS - ->  At a territorial level: - Partnership agreements with local organizations- Partnership agreement with t...
University of VersaillesInstitute for language and international studies BB boulevard Vauban78280 Guyancourt+33 1 39 25 52...
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  1. 1. INSTITUT DES LANGUES ET DES ÉTUDES INTERNATIONALES Reforming Foreign Language Studies in Serbia… … a French perspective
  2. 2. The context : foreign languages in France <ul><li>-> Centuries of backwardness : an expansionist agenda </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Priority given to the dissemination of French language and culture, inside and outside France </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less space given to foreign language teaching and learning, resulting in poor results at national scale </li></ul></ul><ul><li>-> The turn of the millenium : a Copernican revolution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A strategical decision : the best way to defend French is to promote linguistic and cultural diversity, in Europe and worldwide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A political will : the offer must adjust in order to provide all citizens with efficiency and equity in terms of foreign language learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A national policy : the education system has to be reformed at all levels, from primary education up to life long learning </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Promoting foreign languages : some of the main reforms <ul><ul><li>Ecole élémentaire (6-11 years) : compulsory introduction to one FL </li></ul></ul><ul><li>-> A1 level at the end of primary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collège (11-15 years) : </li></ul></ul><ul><li>- FL continues -> B1 level at the end of compulsory education </li></ul><ul><li>- 2nd FL starting in 3rd year </li></ul><ul><li>- possibility of entering « classe bilangue » as early as first year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lycée (15-18 years) : </li></ul></ul><ul><li>- FL continues -> B2 level at Baccalauréat Level </li></ul><ul><li>- Emphasis on skills : « groupes de compétences » </li></ul><ul><li>- Subject teaching in foreign languages </li></ul><ul><li>- European and international sections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher education : </li></ul></ul><ul><li>- no requisites nor objectives for students, except in specific areas </li></ul><ul><li>- compulsory level in FL (B2) for all future teachers </li></ul>
  4. 4. UVSQ : excellence and innovation -> An exceptional natural and patrimonial environment west of Paris -> 7 different sites in the heart of the Yvelines, which boasts 1.4 department million inhabitants and 500,000 jobs -> A multidisciplinary university offering a wide spectrum of areas -> A tradition of innovation in training, research and international cooperation -> Competitiveness clusters and strong links to the private sector In 2010, UVSQ was listed in the Shanghai league table rankings
  5. 5. « When there is a will, there is a way » (Shakespeare) -> LRU, 2007 : the Minister grants autonomy to universities = each institution may develop its innovation strategy according to its will, expectations, capacities and entrepreneurship -> UVSQ’s decision : develop its leadership at national, european and international level = foreign languages and international skills must and will be - at the forefront of innovation - at the heart of the university’s project, regardless of the sector considered
  6. 6. TARGETS FOR FRENCH STUDENTS : ANSWERS FOR EVERYONE - Any student : At least one FL compulsory regardless of the level and field of study Specialists : International studies, English studies… Double degrees: Law-English, Economy-German… Specialization Degrees with minors (Languages, European studies…) Collective contribution: Peer to peer, collaborative forums, conversation workshops, tutoring…
  7. 7. TARGETS FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS : FACILITATE INTEGRATION - Erasmus students : Classes in French language, culture and civilization All students Summer universities, Integration seminars Partner universities : Special training by request University Degrees : DUEFI, DUEFIL, DUEFIM, DUFP, DUDFL French students: Peer to peer, conversation workshops, tutoring, classes…
  8. 8. TARGETS FOR STAFF: TOWARDS THE MASTERY OF FL - Windows on the world: Language learning, observation visits, staff mobility, teachers exchange… Administrative staff : Develop their personal and professional skills Researchers Conferences and publications in FL Teachers : Offer subjects classes in FL UVSQ A multilingual university
  9. 9. The leverage : strong governance ILEI is the Institute responsible for languages and international studies at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) - A faculty : -> Training for specialists : teachers, researchers, double degrees, international studies (LMD, DU) -> Research : languages, cultural and intercultural studies Joint service : -> Students : * Help students in all aspects of foreign language learning across disciplines * Host foreign students (FLE) -> Staff : in-service training in FL Provision of services : -> Teaching : individuals, pupils, workers, employment seekers, companies, local actors… -> Other : certifications, translation, interpretation Networking mission -> Cooperation : develop an network of universities worldwide -> Partnerships : local authorities, foundations, ministries, multilateral institutions…
  10. 10. Double Degrees <ul><ul><li>Intensive training in languages​​, literatures and foreign civilizations + another intensive training in other discipline. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After a double program, students receive a double Bachelor degree. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unlike the usual European bachelor (180 ECTS credits), a double bachelor degree requires the validation of 240 ECTS credits. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two types: </li></ul><ul><li>I. Putting together programs between UVSQ components </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Double bachelor degree : English Studies +Law </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Double bachelor degree : Economy + Languages (English/German) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Masters : Law / English studies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>II. In partnership with another institution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor + BA economy / languages (USA + Italy) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. International studies <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To Enrich and complement UVSQ’s offer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To respond to the internationalization of careers which accompanies globalization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To combine hitherto separate disciplines : global history, geopolitics, cultural and intercultural studies, project management, languages etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To combine high-standard research training with vocational modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To combine high standard professional training to acquire knowledge and skills at an international and intercultural level </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2011 : Licence d’Etudes Européennes et Internationales </li></ul><ul><li>2012 : Master d’Etudes Interculturelles et Mondialisation </li></ul>INSTITUT DES LANGUES ET DES ÉTUDES INTERNATIONALES
  12. 12. FOREIGN LANGUAGES FOR NON SPECIALIST STUDENTS ■ Access to 14 languages (English, French FL, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Polish, Japanese, Chinese, Finnish, Portuguese, Corean and Serbian ) ■ Emphasis on communication skills and specific purposes (// area studies) ■ Curricula -> skills framework Assessment based on the CECRL scale -> access to certifications
  13. 13. Tailor-made programs for everyone <ul><li>Training programmes designed to suit students’ personal objectives and needs </li></ul><ul><li>↓ </li></ul><ul><li>Blended learning combining : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-face-to-face classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-multimedia laboratories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-individual assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-conversation workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-distant language training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-visio-conferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-online access to a numeric platform with foreign languages resources </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. PARTNERSHIPS - -> At a territorial level: - Partnership agreements with local organizations- Partnership agreement with the Academy of Versailles- Pilot project with the prefecture of the Yvelines and Europe FEDER “Languages at the heart of territories” - Joint venture with neighbor universities: UPGO-> At a national level: &quot;Foreign languages, a springboard for the future &quot; -> Internationally - Transfer of expertise: implementing FL strategies in China (new policies for higher education institutions, developing resource centers, training teachers….) - Tempus project: Reforming language studies in Serbia
  15. 15. University of VersaillesInstitute for language and international studies BB boulevard Vauban78280 Guyancourt+33 1 39 25 52 70 www.ilei.uvsq.fr INSTITUT DES LANGUES ET DES ÉTUDES INTERNATIONALES
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