Social sciences & Humanities

Human Skills Department: professional and linguistic development

Beyond their technical expertise, Engineers must possess the behavioural skills that are essential in management: interpersonal relations, project management, team leadership, the ability to adapt, to analyse, be creative and innovative.

The « Humanist Training and language skills » Pole prepares students for the demands of new forms of business by rolling out its teachings progressively throughout the Engineering programmes.

The main objective of the Humanist and Language training pole (FHL) is to strengthen the students’ knowledge of how to conduct themselves in an international context.  This dynamic is driven by the fact that almost 25% of the teaching is carried out using innovative pedagogical tools.

KEY WORDS

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethical awareness and engagement
  • foreign languages and interculturality
  • leadership and project management
  • self knowledge

A multifaceted, innovative pedagogical approach

The FHL Pole is developing a variety of courses taught using interactive methods, often taking place off-campus, to strengthen autonomy, a sense of responsibility and civic awareness.  These courses range from teaching innovations such as the M.I.M.E.® method (Initiation method for Entrepreneurship), through to experiments in the field on the « Engagement & Responsibility » programme, to spelling certification through e-learning and also to foreign language courses.

The teachers at the FHL Pole are convinced that individuals themselves are the strong link in any chain, providing they are prepared to deepen their self-knowledge, improve their ability to interact within their environment and thus to find their place in the company. Their teaching therefore encourages personal, professional and managerial development.

The FHL pole speakers, whether from a consulting or operational background, provide a practical dimension to the curriculum and help the students develop their future professional attitude.

 

List of department members

Claire Black

Claire BLACK

Role : Language Coordinator
Studies : Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing / Special Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours / Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL
Key word : English, Modern languages, languages
International experience : 1999-2003 Teacher of English, Okayama (Japan) University of Concepcion (Chile)

Sophie Mathé

Sophie MATHE

Role : Manager of the Humanist Training and Language skills Pole
Studies : Master’s Degree in Human and Social Sciences – Post-graduate course in Management and Human Resources
Key words : recruitment, HR, job-seeking guidance

Cindy Petit

Cindy PETIT

Role : Teacher of English
Studies : Master’s degree in languages and literature option languages and foreign cultures, specialising in English
Master’s Degree in Human and Social Sciences, option Education, Teaching and Training
Key words : English, Italian
International experience : 1 year of teaching in England (French + Italian )