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English - 5FMT2012

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  • Number of hours

    • Lectures : 0
    • Tutorials : 12.0
    • Laboratory works : 0
    • Projects : 0
    • Internship : 0
    • Written tests : 3.0
    ECTS : 35.0
  • Officials : John KENWRIGHT, Elisabeth FOURES

Goals

The 5th semester course prepares students to enter their future careers as Pagora engineers with a strong emphasis on hands-on skills for project management and autonomy in professional English through the running of a group project (either serious games or interculturality)

Also covered are interview techniques, cover letter and CVS with a strong emphasis on new generation CVs and online portfolios for better visibility on the international market.

Contact John KENWRIGHT, Elizabeth FOURES

Content

The 5th semester course prepares students to enter their future careers as Pagora engineers with a strong emphasis on hands-on skills for project management and autonomy in professional English through the running of a group project based on Pagora's specialities.

Skills such as running meetings, brainstorming, negotiation, PR skills, group dynamics and time-management are pu into practise.

Training on interview techniques and Non-verbal communication with a main focus on finding one's real bankable skills and convincing the interviewer. Being able to "sell" yourself based on past experience and future possibilities.

Business cards and online Portfolios.

Autonomous & continuous training via VALET-STEP Labwork, vocabulary acquisition/in-class evaluations, videos, role-plays & targeted grammar/pronunciation exercises.



Prerequisites

no prerequisites

Tests

Semester 9 - The exam is given in english only 

  • Groupe 1 (785+) :
    interview 10 %
    observation and participation 30 %
    project presentation 15 %
    report and project deliverables 45 %
  • Groupe 2 (785-) :
    interview
    TOEIC result
    participation
    projet interculturel


  • Groupe 1 (785+) E.FOURES :
    Assignment
    Evaluation
    TMCTP Project 50%

TMCTP - Student Showcase Report 30%

Participation 20%

Course quantity = 12 hours
1) September 26th, Wednesday, 8h30-11h45
2) October 3rd, Wednesday: 8h30-11h45
3) November 14th, Wednesday: 8h30-11h45
4) December 5th, Wednesday: 8h30-11h45

TMCTP Project - (Technion Multi-Cultural Team Project) – 50%
This project is a 1-month multicultural team project which will be graded/evaluated by Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Project coordinators and the Pagora English teacher.

(See project handout (on Chamilo) for further instructions and due dates for the different phases of the project) - http://chamilo.grenoble-inp.fr

TMCTP Project site: http://tmctp.technion.ac.il/

Globalization has become a significant factor in the competitive advantage of companies today.
The global work context is characterized by cultural diversity and geographical dispersion. Therefore, understanding culture, cross cultural differences and similarities, as well as the characteristics of the global work context, are necessary for successful adaptation and leadership in global organizations.
Project Objectives
a) To sensitize professionals and managers to similarities and differences in cultural values, management practices and behaviors and facilitate their adaptation to the global, multi-cultural work context.
b) To develop awareness to one's own culture and learn how others perceive a person's own culture.
c) To study the characteristics of the global work culture.
d) To learn about working in multicultural teams and successfully manage such teams.
An important aspect of this project is the opportunity to work on a team project as a member of a virtual, multi-cultural team, consisting of four members from MBA classes in different cultures. This team project provides the opportunity to gain experience in actively participating in a virtual, multicultural team, as well as to learn about the opportunities and challenges facing an investor in a foreign country. Each team will prepare a proposal for a new social venture in a country none of the team members spent substantial time in. Proposals will focus on the cultural aspects related to running the venture in the specific location, and not on economic factors.
The project has been developed and managed over the last ten years by Professor Miriam Erez and by the project coordinators at the Technion.

Content & Scope
The project materials represent a quadratic model, which aims to educate the participants about four factors:
1) National cultures and the global culture: Learning about different typologies of cultural values and the cultural profile of different countries, as well as learning about the global work culture.
2) Self-Identity: Developing awareness to a person's dual local and global identity
3) Global leadership characteristics and behaviors: learning about effective global leadership characteristics and behaviors, which differentiate between successful and less successful global leaders.
4) Individual and team outcomes: Identifying the team characteristics of effective multicultural virtual teams.
Method
Participants will work in a multi-cultural, virtual team on a joint project with team members from different countries, among which: U.S., France, India and Israel.
Communication
All project assignments will be done virtually and held in English.
Platform
All project materials are found on the project website. Team communications and completion of project assignments are done or managed on the project website as well. Prior to the beginning of the project participants will receive a username, a team number, and the names and email addresses of their team members.

Project Outline 2018
I. Pre-Project Preparations: Oct. 29 – Nov. 01
Assignment 1: Registration.
Assignment 2: Pre-Project Questionnaire.

II. Phase 1 - Getting to Know Each Other: Nov. 02 – Nov. 08
Assignment 3: Team On-line Meetings
Assignment 4: Interviewing Each Other
Assignment 5: Personal photographs
Assignment 6: Cultural Prototype Exercise
Assignment 7: Appointing Team Leader
Assignment 8: Nominating three possible countries for the team business proposal

III. Phase 2 –Team Project: Nov. 09 – Nov. 29
Assignment 9: Mid-Point Questionnaire
Assignment 10: Team work exercise and assessment
Assignment 11: Business Proposal

IV. Post-Project Wrap Up: Nov. 30 – Dec. 06
Assignment 12: Post-project Questionnaire
Assignment 13: Class oral feedback session (last day of class)

  • groupe 2 J.KENWRIGHT(-785):
  • 50% basé sur la note de l'examen Officiel TOEIC
  • 25% sur la préparation et la participation en cours
  • 25% sur les tests de vocabulaire.
  • Groupe 2 (785-) :

TOEIC result 50%
participation 25%
vocabulaire (tests) 25%

NB : Sauf dérogation (handicap reconnu ou filière DUT+3) tout élève sortant a l'obligation d'avoir obtenu au moins 750-785 points à l'examen officiel du TOIEC afin d'être "diplômable".

Calendar

The course exists in the following branches:

Additional Information

Semester 9 - This course is given in english only EN

Curriculum->Pagora Engineer - Student->Semester 9
Curriculum->Pagora Engineer - Apprentice->Semester 9


Sécurité-Environnement
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Bibliography

Groupe 1: Documents interns distribués par E FOURES.
Groupe 2: Manuel d'entraînement interne rédigé par John F Kenwright et Pagora Team et des livres d'entrainement TOEIC..

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Date of update July 24, 2020

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