Digital media and culture

Catalogue des cours de Télécom SudParis






2ème Année Management,2ème Année Télécom







Crédits ECTS


Charge de travail




  • Langues et Sciences Humaines

Equipe pédagogique


In this course, students will aim to develop and master their English writing and public speaking skills in an Academic context and to apply this knowledge in the creation of academic-style documents.
The theme of the course is Digital media and culture. As digital media is set to dominate the twenty-first century, this will challenge learners to analyse, understand, and respond to how digital processes are transforming culture, the economy, and society.

Acquis d'apprentissage

Students should be able to:
• Develop & make presentations
• Write structured compositions
• Understand the key components of the academic writing genre.
• Produce complex but clear sentences appropriate to academic genre.
• Conduct genuine and serious research
• Interact effectively in an online ‘classroom’ in a webinar setting.
• Engage in reasoned debate.
• Deploy a range of reading techniques to quickly digest large quantities of reading material.
• Recognise and reuse key vocabulary and language patterns appropriate to an academic context.


The participation grade will be based on the following criteria:
• Punctuality: on-time and ready to work
• Motivation: Speaking only English in Class, no use of translation tools
• Professional: Appropriate setting, actions and interaction for professional context.
• Engagement: Participating appropriately in whole-class activities
• Focus / Responsiveness: Remaining focused during teacher input and on class tasks. Responds immediately and appropriately when asked.
• Committed to Homework: Homework delivered on time and to the best of your ability.
• Positive: Contributing to positive class atmosphere.

Attentes du cours

Students should be ready for a high degree of interaction individually, in pairs or groups during a BBB session. Discussion will be the norm and everyone is expected to contribute in every class. Students should be ready to activate their microphone when called on.
Students should have the necessary materials, a computer equipped with a webcam, microphone and active high-speed internet connection for the duration of each session.
The course will focus on achieving high-level written and oral communication. To achieve this goal, students will work through a rigorous drafting & editing process both of their written work and oral presentations. Specific coaching will be provided to help students meet the goals they set themselves during the semester.


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.

Approches pédagogiques

Think ‘COPP’ Camera On (Mic. Off unless contributing) Professional, Positive.
Attendance will be taken at the beginning, end, and at random intervals during the class. If a student arrives late, or experiences technical problems, it is the student’s responsibility to signal this to the teacher immediately, and to the Helpdesk if necessary. Absences and lateness as with any lack of participation, will affect the final grade. Severe lateness will be treated as absence.


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Plan du cours

The course will be composed of 3-hour sessions. All sessions are obligatory unless otherwise indicated. Sessions will generally be conducted as a mix of ‘live’ interactive webinar and self-driven autonomous work, in the order ‘live-autonomous-live’. Homework will have to be completed regularly and will be due before the start of each session.

A rough outline of the course structure can be found below. It is non-exhaustive and can be subject to change in function of current cultural or world events.

Fiche mise à jour le 07/07/2021