Trivia Tuesday: INSEAD’s Language Requirement
Today in Trivia Tuesday, we’re looking inside the Clear Admit School Guide to INSEAD in order to share with you an excerpt about the program’s language requirement.
“A distinctive aspect of INSEAD’s MBA program is that language skills are an official requirement for both admission and graduation. Beyond the requirement that students possess proficiency in two languages upon enrollment, one of which must be English, students must also demonstrate basic knowledge of a third commercially useful language in order to graduate. INSEAD’s ‘basic knowledge’ classification, equivalent to the European Council’s A2 competency level, requires an ability to communicate clearly and simply about routine matters and situations. Though students have the full duration of their studies at INSEAD to reach this level of competence, they must declare their exit language at the time of enrollment.
“Incoming students who are already proficient in a third language are permitted to certify their competence before matriculation, provided that they have passed a state-recognized language proficiency exam accepted by INSEAD or have completed a degree program of which at least one year was conducted exclusively in the language in question. During Orientation Week, students may also sit for a written or oral proficiency test administered by one of INSEAD’s partner language instruction institutions.
“INSEAD offers language classes lasting from P1 to P3 for students seeking to develop competency in a third language. French, German and Spanish are taught on the Fontainebleau campus each year, with the possible addition of Arabic, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese and Russian, depending on demand within the incoming class. On the Singapore campus, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese and Bahasa Melayu are offered.”
To read more about INSEAD’s language requirement, as well as to obtain in-depth information about the school’s program and curriculum, be sure to check out the Clear Admit School Guide to INSEAD. All Clear Admit School Guides are available for immediate purchase and download on the Clear Admit shop.
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