Teachning and learning foreign languages

In conjunction with the long-standing work of the specialists in the field of language teaching in Mons, the Institute examines the optimal conditions for the learning and teaching of modern languages. The issue surrounding French as a Foreign Language (FLE) and French as a Second Language (FLS) is subject to scientific development with a special focus on assessment, and, more generally, an overall reflection on methodological aspects of language teaching. The cognitive modalities of acquiring new control regimes of perception and production in non-native languages are also studied in the University’s phonetics laboratory. Meanwhile, regarding application, the FRANEL project, a free e-learning platform for learning French and Dutch, has over 40,000 users so far.