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July 2011 New module: "Introduction to microstructures"

As in all FILIPE’s scientific modules, the presentations and activities of this new module are designed for non-French speaking students and are geared towards familiarising them with the subject’s key vocabulary and the recurring structures of scientific French.
15 multimedia modules are now available on the FILIPE website

May 2011 New version of the module "Travail collectif en groupe projet" / "Collaboration in group projects"

This module available since March 2008 is geared towards intercultural learning. It makes use of an authentic video document, which shows how French students organise themselves when carrying out a group project. Following a field experience with Grenoble INP and Centrale Peking's students, the first module has been revised and simplified. You can now download it and use the new version.
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October 2010 FILIPE in "Le Français à l'université"

The Francophone University Agency (AUF) has published an article "FILIPE : un outil de formation innovant pour poursuivre des études scientifiques dans les universités francophones" in the quarterly newsletter "Le français à l'université".
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September 2010 The Francophone University Agency (AUF) focuses on FILIPE

Since the 26th of August, FILIPE has been posted up on the first page of the Francophone University Agency (AUF) website. A detailed presentation of the project is also part of the shared resources for French teaching at the University selected by the Agency.
FILIPE's article on AUF's website
FILIPE's presentation on AUF's website "Ressources mutualisées"

July 2010 Students testimonies

Students surveys done in 2009-2010 with international students of Grenoble University of Technology show that FILIPE can contribute significantly to the acquisition of specialist French by non-French speaking students of different nationalities.

June 2010 Review and prospects

A synthetic article published in the newsletter UNIT #20 provides a quantitative assessment of the project (estimated uses, geographical distribution) and specific areas of development envisaged in the months ahead.
Lettre d'UNIT n°20 (juin 2010)

Feb 2010 New module: "Mathematics: sequences" (lecture only)

This new lecture complements the module "Basic mathematics for engineering", dealing with functions and mathematical induction.
14 multimedia modules are now available on the FILIPE website

Dec 2009 New module: "Learning science in France: testimonies"

This second FILIPE module focused on interculturality offers a comparative approach to higher education in France, seen through the eyes of the students themselves.
13 multimedia modules are now available on the FILIPE website

July 2009 New module: "Quality management"

As in all FILIPE’s scientific modules, the presentations and activities of this new module are designed for non-French speaking students and are geared towards familiarising them with the subject’s key vocabulary and the recurring structures of scientific French.
12 multimedia modules are now available on the FILIPE website

June 2009 UPLEGESS Congress

On 3, 4 and 5 June 2009, as part of the 37th Congress of the Union des Professeurs de Langues des Grandes Écoles (Union of language teachers of elite universities) at the INSA in Lyon, the FILIPE team gave a presentation on the theme "Language teaching and intercultural training: possible synergies?". The presentation reported on an experimental intercultural awareness course based on the "Collaboration in group projects" module.
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October 2008 New trilingual prospectus

A trilingual FILIPE prospectus (English, Spanish and French) is now available. Contact-us if you wish to obtain and/or circulate this documentation.
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October 2008 2008 ICTT (Information and Communication Technologies for Teaching) Conference

The FILIPE team gave a presentation entitled “International deployment of an ICTT tool” at the 2008 ICTT conference. This 6th international ICTT conference, organised by the TELECOM Institute, revolved around the general theme “Placing learners and their new expectations at the core of ICTT.”
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July 2008 FILIPÉ User guide

This guide, aimed at teachers of French as a foreign language who wish to use FILIPÉ, describes the learning tool and gives practical advice on its implementation and on supporting students. It allows teachers to discover FILIPÉ and use it correctly.
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July 2008 New module: "Nuclear accidents"

This mini-module includes a 21-minute scientific presentation. The basic vocabulary and key notions of nuclear safety are approached through case studies of Three Mile Island and Chernobyl.
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July 2008 New module: "The water cycle and treatment processes"

A new module, devoted to water treatment, is available on our website. As in all FILIPE’s scientific modules, the presentations are designed for non-French speaking students and are geared towards familiarising them with the subject’s key vocabulary and the recurring structures of scientific French. 10 multimedia modules are now available on the FILIPE website.

March 2008 FILIPE invited to the "Innovating in French" conference in Vietnam

The French embassy in Hanoi invited Estelle Dutto and Florence Michau to the “Innovating in French” conference, held from 19 to 28 March, to present FILIPE’s results and give workshops on the topic of interculturality and the use of ICTT (Information and Communication Technologies for Teaching) in the teaching of (and in) French.

March 2008 FILIPE presented in Istanbul (Turkey)

Two French teachers involved in the FILIPE program, Anne Lhopital (Head of the FFL Department at the INSA in Lyon) and Estelle Dutto (Head of French as a Foreign Language at the Grenoble INP) presented FILIPE at the 3rd “Interdisciplinarity of Mathematics, Science and FFL” conference held on 13 and 14 March 2008 in Istanbul.

March 2008 New module: “Collaboration in group projects”

This new type of module is geared towards intercultural learning. It makes use of an authentic video document, which shows how French students organise themselves when carrying out a group project.
Find out more ... (French)

January 2008 FILIPE’s uses: quantitative summary

Issue 11 of UNIT’s Newsletter contains a summary of FILIPE’s use in France and around the world.
Read the article in the UNIT Newsletter (pp. 9-10).

December 2007 “Sustainable development” available for download

The “Sustainable development and energy challenges” module, available only for viewing up until now, has been finalised and version 1.0 is now available to download. 8 multimedia modules can now be downloaded from the FILIPE website.

October 2007 New resource: “Basic principles of electrochemistry”

This mini-module includes a 26-minute scientific presentation and a French/English glossary. As with all FILIPE modules, the course is specially designed for non-French speaking students and is geared towards familiarising them with the subject’s key vocabulary and the recurring structures of scientific French. 8 multimedia modules are now available on the FILIPE website.

August 2007 New module – “Numerical methods”

A new module entitled “Numerical methods: finite differences” can now be viewed and downloaded on the FILIPE website.

March 2007 Assessment: with or without ICTT?

Margret Decors (Troyes University of Technology) and Estelle Dutto (Grenoble INP), who design FILIPE modules and teach French as a foreign language, gave a presentation at the 6th CRITE conference on 27 March at the Ecole des Mines engineering school in Nantes. The theme of their talk was “Filipé: a tool to help assess the comprehension of learners”.
Access the video of the presentation on the CRITE Conferences website...

February-March 2007 India: Pune’s teachers express their interest in FILIPE

A prospecting trip to India from 21 February to 3 March 2007 was the opportunity to present FILIPE to a number of French centres and science schools and, in particular, to engage in dialogue with six teachers from the Alliance Française in Pune.

December 06 The PFIEV welcomes FILIPE to Vietnam

From 27 November to 5 December 2006, Estelle Dutto and Franck Meunier (Grenoble INP) were received by the establishments of the PFIEV (Vietnamese program for high-level engineering training).
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