English for telecommunication and IT industries

Catalogue des cours de Télécom SudParis






2ème Année Management,2ème Année Télécom







Crédits ECTS


Charge de travail




  • Langues et Sciences Humaines

Equipe pédagogique


The course provides students with a general overview of the Information Technology and digital industry(ies) today. They will learn the language used to describe the market, the products and services, the players, the competition and the challenges

Acquis d'apprentissage

At the end of this class, the students will be able to / will have:
 have knowledge of the issues and challenges facing the telecoms, IT and Digital Industries
 be able to use the acquired vocabulary to discuss or present the issues related to the industries.


Students will develop business and technological vocabulary used in the industry and learn how to use it to describe current situations and trends as well as making recommendations. Learning will consist of a preparation phase of a mix of reading, writing, listening (audio/video) to be done on Moodle, followed by interactive class sessions through individual or group work.


All Grading will be on a scale of 0 to 20, unless otherwise stated.

1/3 CF: A written response to given input, produced in an academic style
1/3 CC: Selected Classroom assignments, as detailed by the teacher.
1/3 PP: Presence & Participation (each representing 50% of the PP grade)

CF (both questions, common to all):
1. A summary based on three documents (1 video, 1 text, 1 graph) related to the same subject (up to 400 words) 1hr;
2. A discursive essay based on a topic evoked in the in the above documents (up to 400 words) 1hr.

General marking scheme (out of 20)
0 Work not done, incomplete or of insufficient standard.
1-5 Work completed, but of minimum quality, poor structure; irrelevant, unrelated illogical content; unstructured, very poor language makes comprehension difficult
6-10 Fair but many important mistakes, gaps, unclear structure, confusing, language
11-14 Good but some important mistakes or gaps.
15-20 Work done to a high standard with few or no mistakes.

Typical CC Assignments
1. a summary (to be set by the class teacher);
2. a discursive essay (to be set by the class teacher);
3. a 15-minute oral presentation with visuals based a topic related to the theme of the class;

Presence: Students will receive credit for attending class regularly, up to a maximum of 1/6 of their total grade. Unjustified absences will thus have a direct impact on student’s overall grade.
Participation: Students will be assessed on their participation in class, according to the criteria in ‘classroom expectations’

Validating the tandem programme will add 2 bonus points to a student’s CC grade (CC) of the corresponding language course.
It is the responsibility of the student to make up for any missed work in order to avoid these absences further impacting final grades.

CEFR Grade (A1-C2)
Students will be continuously assessed as to their language level relative to the CEFR criteria.
There is NO DIRECT RELATION between a student’s CC/CF/PP and their CEFR level.

For more information, please refer to the LSH website. https://lsh.imt-bs.eu/


Programme grande école,Programme Ingénieur,Programme Bachelor

Plan du cours

The big picture, defining the industry
Overview of the industry – players, services and products.
Able to describe the industry and it’s sectors.
Apply 5 forces to analyse attractiveness
Over The Top (OTT) Services
What are over the top services, how are they impacting the traditional telecommunications providers?
Able to describe OTT services and their impact on telcos
Internet of Things and Big Data
The exponential growth of IOT and how the big data generated can be used.
Able to define the IOT, and talks about it’s uses.
Futuristic Projects – (by FAANGs or others)
A look at some of the futuristic projects under development.
Talk about a futuristic project.
Consolidation and Convergence
Examples of mergers and acquisitions and the rationale driving the moves.
Choose case, explain the actors, the rationale, the result, positive or negative
Ethical issues related to the industry
Describe/Talk about corporate ethical issues in general and more specifically, relating to the IT industries.
Environmental Issues
The impact of the industry on the environment, data centres, manufacturing processes. How can the
industry go greener?
Describe/Talk about environmental issues relating to the IT industries.
Presentations - Describing Products or solutions
Learn how to describe a product or service and Promote benefits

Fiche mise à jour le 07/07/2021