"English friendly" courses are courses taught in French but offer facilities in English for international students with a passive knowledge of French. They allow international students to attend courses that might not have been accessible to them otherwise, while helping them improve their knowledge of French through contributions received in class.
Those courses offer at least the following three facilities in English:
- Questions: students can ask their questions in English;
- Assessment: students can make presentations, write essays and/or answer exam questions in English;
- Dictionary: students are allowed to use a dictionary (monolingual French dictionary or bilingual French-mother tongue dictionary, as directed by the teacher), including for exams.
Students who wish to benefit from these facilities must ensure that the course bears the "English-friendly" label (as indicated in the "Other information" category of the course description) and they must inform the teacher of the facilities they wish to have at the very beginning of the course.
Note that "English friendly" courses are not bilingual: courses are taught in French and teachers are likely to communicate with students in French. "English friendly" courses are therefore not accessible to students who have very limited or no knowledge of French.