The department has been able to develop its cross-disciplinary, multicultural language programmes thanks to the varied professional backgrounds of its highly qualified and experienced native speaker teaching staff. Their diverse international origins provide opportunities for students to increase their understanding of cultural factors in communication;
- Head of the English Section I Stacey Benoit I Office B120
Stacey Benoit has taught English in the French Grandes Ecoles since 1988 and has been at ENPC since 2006. Originally from Atlanta, she has a Master's in Audiovisual Ethnology and is trained as a Director of Photography. Having worked for many years as a filmmaker, distributor and producer of documentary film, she continues to teach audiovisual production at INA Sup.Courses on food and food issues, Design Thinking, an alternative vision of the US, Film and image analysis, Cinema and literature, Speaking and Writing. Video conferencing with students from the US. Works with video, blogs and wikis.
- Thomas Harcharick | Office B328
Thomas Harcharick is in charge of third year abroad and overall coordinator of all internships and university applications in English; our specialist in resumés and cover letters for academic applications.
- Claire Lavelle | Office B122
Claire Lavelle studied Agricultural Science at University College Dublin, Ireland from 1981- 1986. After graduating she worked in the USA for two years before returning to Europe, spending a further two years working in London. For the past 17 years she has been teaching English both in Adult Education and Further Education in Rennes, Brittany at Agrocampus Ouest, Supélec and ENSAI Ker Lann. In 2011 she returned to the Paris region and has been teaching English at a number of the “Grandes Ecoles” in the greater Paris region, some of which include CentraleSupélec, Polytéchnique and ENPC Champs sur Marne
- Caroline Preller | Office B224
Caroline studied languages at Cambridge University, (Selwyn College). She has worked in radio, film and theatre in Paris and has travelled as a theatre practitioner, touring in many countries. She has developed her teaching practice around the use of theatre in language-learning working with students in schools and universities. Courses on listening and speaking, theatre and public speaking, literature and active communication skills using debate, acting and movement. Gives TOEIC preparation classes and answers questions relating to the TOIEC.