Whom is the EMC for?

The Education Mutuelle en Contexte (EMC) program is for students who want to obtain ECTS credits and certify their level of language according to the CEFR scale. The content of the course is suitable for students from level A2 to C1. It is very useful and recommended as an accompaniment to learning French in immersion.

What is EMC?

The EMC program combines the main course of the Lausanne University Cours de vacances, with a program designed for smaller classes. In these small groups, the courses take place in the form of workshops. The focus of these workshops is to be able to see a task through in French. This task is achieved in order to obtain the Certificat de Qualification en Français (CQF).

What is the task that EMC students have to complete?

The student will have to create a portfolio consisting of a biography, a review of a conference-seminar, a portrait of the city, a learning journal and a diary of his/her stay. For students enrolled in the 6-week program and with levels from A2-B1 to B2-C1, a short dissertation is required.

How does the EMC work?

The aim of the EMC program is to start from the experience of cultural and linguistic strangeness felt by any student learning a language in immersion. In these particular learning conditions, the teacher acts as a mediator between the student and the french-speaking world in which the student is brought to interact.

What is the aim of the EMC?

The EMC program is designed to help the student take full advantage of the conditions of linguistic immersion to be experienced in Lausanne and ultimately improve autonomously the student’s use of the French language in his/her daily life.