Students welcome & French lessons
Every year, ISAE-SUPAERO welcomes around 1,900 students, 40% of whom come from abroad. Fifty nationalities can be found on campus. When you arrive, you will be welcomed by an ISAE SUPAERO host who will provide you with practical information about getting settled and your final enrollment. No worries, you will not be let alone!
Welcoming you when you arrive
When you arrive, you will be welcomed by an ISAE SUPAERO host who will provide you with practical information about getting settled and your final enrollment. All students in the Ingénieur ISAE SUPAERO program (MSc) will participate in a week-long integration course (visits of the school and Toulouse along with activities to help new students get to know each other and other ISAE-SUPAERO students).
I was immediately welcomed by a committee of older students and they organised a series of events so we all got to know each other better
ISAE-SUPAERO obtained its "Welcome to France" label on October 16th, 2019. The labeling committee decided to award ISAE-SUPAER0 3 stars, attesting to its quality of welcoming international students.
This label, independently awarded by Campus France, complies with the standards set by the French Ministry of Higher Education according to 5 indicators that are fully met by ISAE-SUPAERO : it attests to the quality and accessibility of information, welcoming and facilitating international students’ life and during their stay (orientation week, events, information, guidance, etc.), the range of courses on offer, accommodation and quality of life on campus and post-graduate follow-up.
French courses for international students (FLE)
Approximately 350 international students take the French courses organized by the Institute. These courses are for students in the "Ingénieur ISAE-SUPAERO" program and the "Master of Science in "Aerospace Engineering". They are also open to PhD students and interns from the various departments at the Institute.
These courses are designed to facilitate the students’ social, cultural and academic integration.
FLE QUALITY LABEL
Beyond scientific excellence, ISAE-SUPAERO wishes to guarantee its international partners the quality of its teachings in French as a Foreign Language.
The FLE Quality Label obtained in December 2020, with the maximum score of 3 stars, makes the Institute the first Grande École in Toulouse to be labeled. Find out more
The French as a Foreign Language (FLE – Français Langue Etrangère) section reports to the Languages, Arts, Cultures, and Societies training and research department (LACS). The teaching team is made up of about twenty temporary teachers and one permanent teacher, all specialized in teaching FLE.
Upon arrival, international students take an on-line level test on the school’s digital platform (LMS). They are then put into groups of a maximum of 15 students.
We offer complete training to achieve the different objectives of the CECR (Common European Framework of reference) :
- A1 – Beginner
- A2 – Elementary
- B1 – Intermediate
- B2 – Upper intermediate
- C1 - Advanced
Programs and courses offered
Courses in general French - Level A1 to C1
These courses allow students to work on various language and cultural skills in order to learn to communicate in everyday life, to understand French culture and to pursue their studies in France.
Thematic Courses for the Master students – Level B2-C1
The purpose of these courses is to help students perfect their language skills in a personal and professional context and enrich their knowledge of French society and culture.
• Major Societal Debates
• Business World in France
• Science and new technologies
• French-language culture through music, cinema, literature, and comics
Preparation for the DALF C1 for the Engineering students
A 30 hours’ program to prepare DALF C1 certification is offered to students in the Engineering program (3rd year).
Other activities included with the courses
> Workshops on French culture
> Cultural outings (city center, museums, etc.)
> Educational concert
Other activities outside the courses
A tutoring system allows students to practice French outside the class. Three times a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., students who are willing to improve their language skills are welcomed in the language laboratories by tutor students who have linguistic and pedagogical skills and speak at least two foreign languages (level C1/C2).
This weekly one-hour workshop is open to Engineering and Master’s students. There is a choice of two sessions, limited to 15 students per workshop.
The goal is to get students to improve their pronunciation and learn to self-correct.