Foreign languages


The learning of two foreign languages contributes to the excellence of ENSAE’s engineering students’ training, allowing them to integrate easily into a now globalized job market.

English courses

The awarding of the degree of Statistical Economic Engineer is linked to a good command of the English language. A B2 certification in English (TOEIC, TOEFL, etc.) is one of the conditions for graduation. The school allows students to register free of charge for one TOEIC session.

In addition, students must attend weekly English classes in order to validate their “Languages and Sport” UE. Courses below B2 level are courses with a very linguistic approach. Courses at a level higher than B2 have a more thematic approach.

In 1A and 2A, English is compulsory for all students. In 3A, English is compulsory for students who do not have provided a B2 certification and optional for the others.

Teaching hours: 1h30 / week for students with a B2 level or higher; 3h for others

For students in MS Actuarial Science, a B2 certification in English in English is required to become an associate member of the Institute of Actuaries (TOEIC 785 or equivalent).

Other languages

The study of a language other than English is compulsory in 1A and 2A and optional in 3A. Students can choose from the following languages: German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Russian and French as a foreign language. French is mandatory for non francophone students.

Groups and levels (from ‘absolute beginner’ to ‘advanced’) open according to demand at the beginning of the year. For a group to be created, at least five students must apply.

The school allows students who wish to do so (and whose timetable allows it) to follow language courses in another school if the language and/or the level of language is not offered at ENSAE. Students must have the foreign languages department approve the validity of the course before the beginning of the school year.

Teaching hours: 1h30 / week; 2 hours for ``absolute beginners`` (i.e. who have never studied the language before)

For non francophone students, a B2 certification in French is one of the conditions for graduation.