This module will help students to attain a basic workable level of English going forward in their Course at Ensatt. It has been designed so that students will practice and improve their knowledge of the English language in a practical hands-on method.
In order to do this, the course will consist of intensive e-learning sections that will focus on providing the grammatical and linguistic tools to enable the student to participate in the practical face to face sessions.
The focus is on enabling students to be able to work in a multicultural English speaking environment.
General English Course for 1st Year Students at ENSATT, to help them in dealing with issues in English within a theatrical environment.
English is a global language.
In an Article in the Harvard Business Review, it said,
" The fastest-spreading language in human history, English is spoken at a useful level by some 1.75 billion people worldwide—that’s one in every four of us. There are close to 385 million native speakers in countries like the U.S. and Australia, about a billion fluent speakers in formerly colonized nations such as India and Nigeria, and millions of people around the world who’ve studied it as a second language. An estimated 565 million people use it on the internet."
However, the problem is that being able to speak English is only half the problem. The French Education system concentrates on a method of learning in line with their culture, TOP DOWN LOGIC also called DEDUCTIVE REASONING. In other words concentration of the theory rather than the practical. It results in students having high expertise in Grammatical theory but still unable to interact in many situations.
Erin Meyer is a professor at INSEAD, one of the leading international business schools. Her work focuses on how the world’s most successful managers navigate the complexities of cultural differences in a global environment. Her research has identified that France when it comes to countries that use TOP DON LOGIC, is top of the pile. When you also consider that that same research showed The UK, Australia, Canada and the US at the other end of the scale, it goes some way to identify why communication can be difficult.
The purpose of this course is, therefore, communication; Intercultural communication, looking at how we communicate, understanding how others communicate and using body language, voice tone and knowledge of hierarchies, societies and decision making to assist the students in communicating across borders.
- Teacher: Martin Baker
Specialist English course for 10 students from ENSATT in Lyon with an English level ranging from A2 to C1