English required for admission
Two languages are the main languages of the EPOG Master’s course: English and French. Options are also offered to study the language of each hosting country. The Master’s course thus promotes language diversity and interculturality.
Good level in English is required for admission. It is the language used during the first year. During Semester 3, at least one path per Major will be taught entirely in English, in order to allow those students that want to study only in English.
French as a learning outcome
French is not required but the programme is organised in order to ensure that French is one of the learning outcome. This is realised in three steps:
|French training (for beginners or advanced levels) at the hosting institution (on a weekly basis).
|September of the second year
|Intensive French training for 3–4 weeks (on a daily basis).
|French weekly training (availability of the different levels depends on the compatibility of the timetables).
At the end of the curriculum, students can take a French national examination to certify French skills (European CEFR scale): DELF (Diploma in French Language Studies) or DALF (Diploma in Advanced French Language Studies) are diplomas issued by the National Ministry of Education for non-francophone people.
The choice of promoting French as an output fully integrated to the Master’s course is to insist on the importance of languages in cultural exchanges: an aim is to maximise the ability of students to engage with the local societies within which they will live (notably in France). Additionally, French is a language spoken in many countries in the world, one of the major working languages in the international institutions in which the students could be hired (UN, UNESCO, ILO, OECD…).
Possibility to learn local languages
In each country, for the exams, students are able to choose between local language or English. Master’s thesis shall be written in English. Tutoring is in English and the buddy programme involves English speaking students.