Undergraduate Licence: English - DEFLE - French as a Foreign Language

Undergraduate Licence: English



The undergraduate Licence in English Language, Literatures and Civilisations (LLCE) is characterised by its very multidisciplinary approach, its rich and varied syllabus, and the progressive nature of its teaching throughout the three years of the programme. The programme of study is founded on a core curriculum of English language (written and oral), literature, and civilization. A wide variety of cultural and geographical areas are addressed, including Great Britain, the United States, and the Commonwealth.

Moreover, the works and questions studied cover some six centuries of the history of Anglophone countries. Throughout the three years of study, this undergraduate Licence thus enable students to lay the foundations for their study, to go into greater detail, and then ultimately to perfect their knowledge and learning, in terms of both content and methodology. Overall, this process guarantees that they will become true scholars of English. The programme of study is complemented by the interaction with another, neighbouring discipline (literatures, philosophy, linguistic science, or history). 


The aim of this undergraduate Licence in English is to give students an extensive and detailed knowledge of English, setting this learning within its intellectual, social and historical contexts. The programme of study intends to develop students’ capacity for critical thought, analysis, and written and oral expression, in both English and French. Linguistic, literary, historical, and cultural approaches are brought together in one coherent programme. The learning objectives are: 

  • to gain critical distance from the language system under study, achieved via comparison with the French language, and particularly within the context of translation;
  • to be able to compose and orally present a developed argumentation in English, in response to problems and debates;
  • to be able to analyse speech and reference texts;
  • to be able to analyse the visual semiotics of images and media originating from the societies under study;
  • to gain command of cultural codes and references from the areas under study.



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