- About CPE Lyon
- Your course
- Studying in Lyon - France
- Your welcome on arrival
- CPE Lyon graduates
- Student life
Throughout the course students benefit from linguistic and cultural support with the emphasis on “language for communication”. For those that do not wish to go abroad, they will nevertheless be made very aware of the international dimension of the economy and the world of business.
Whatever the language, the principle is the same: set objectives in relation to the starting level and reach those objectives! The main thing is to make progress!
The diploma is subject to passing a B2+ examination from the University of Cambridge, which corresponds to the “First Certificate in English”.
Apart from language courses other parts of the course are in English:
All these languages are taught at CPE Lyon. Other languages may be taken depending on the availability in partner schools. Consult the languages department.
Language levels are defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The scale has 6 levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 - C2 being the highest level. (See the box)
A certificate in English is one of the requirements for passing a CPE Lyon diploma. Consequently CPE Lyon graduates have all passed their B2+ (minimum), C1 or C2 certificates. These certificates are awarded on the basis of an external examination.
The examination board chosen by CPE Lyon for these European certification levels is the “University of Cambridge”, which is internationally recognised by employers, professional organisations, official institutions and training establishments.
The team of language teachers has been specially trained to take students to the level of professional use of the language, which corresponds to a minimum level of B2+ (or B1+ for continuing education).
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