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Language of Instruction

At Esisar, most of the courses are taught in French except our Master in Integration, Security and TRust in Embedded systems taught entirely in English. Also some Industrial projects may be carried out in English.
Since 2001, France uses the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL), established by the Council of Europe.
International

Language requirements

Exchange students taking courses taught in French should have a level of French of at least A2.
Foreign students applying for the Engineering degree should have a level of French of at least B2. In order to graduate with the Engineering degree, all students must take an official English test and pass with a minimum B2 level.

Extra-Time for Exams

We understand that it is harder to take exams in French when French is not your mother tongue.Then in order to offset this difficulty, international students benefit from extra time (1/3 time more) to write exams or from an adjustment of written and oral tests. Bilingual paper dictionaries are always allowed during exams.

French as a foreign language

Semester-long French language courses

Throughout the first semester, Esisar provides 45 hours of French language courses for non-French-speaking international students (on dual degree or exchange within the engineering degree) followed by 22 hours in the second semester. MISTRE master students will have 1.5h/week of French language course during their first semester.

These courses are taught by the “Centre d’Etudes de Langues” within the Esisar Language laboratory.

French intensive courses before arrival

If you wish, you can take intensive French courses in Grenoble. These courses are taught by the CUEF (Center Universitaire d'Etudes Françaises). You can register directly on their website. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need help for applying.
Registration and accommodation fees for this intensive month are at your own expense.

If you register, please inform Esisar’s International Office.

Date of update October 23, 2020

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