Incoming : Marjam, from Serbia to Bordeaux

Marjam Reissi-Dehkordi, came from the University of Novi Sad (Serbia) to study for a semester at the Institute of Education (ESPE).

Marjam arrived in September 2016 to follow the Master degree program in Education, Teaching and Training Careers :

"Back home I study French (similar to the “French as a foreign language”, FLE program). Throughout my studies, I have always wanted to improve and deepen my knowledge of the French language and culture. In order to be able to teach my future students about France, it is essential that I know the country properly myself. When I started my Master program at the University of Novi Sad, I therefore immediately started researching into the exchange programs on offer and this is how I found out about the Erasmus+ program and the possibility of studying at ESPE.

Arriving in Bordeaux it was a bit of a shock hearing the French language spoken so fast around me but I’m starting to get used to it. What I’ve noticed already is the international feel to the city and the general tolerance vis à vis this multiculturalism. The actual city of Bordeaux itself is beautiful with rich cultural heritage and notable architecture. It’s great that ESPE is located close to the city center so that students may easily access the shops and various activities. Last but not least, ESPE is actually located in a castle – it’s the cherry on the cake!

I will discover new and different ways of teaching as well as immersing myself in the French culture.

I’m really looking forward to this semester of studies. I will follow classes on teaching as well as on the French language and will be able to observe real classrooms. The aim of this exchange program is to obtain a broad vision of the French education system and to strengthen my linguistic and pedagogical skills. I will discover new and different ways of teaching as well as immersing myself in the French culture – for sure it will be an experience to remember"!

ESPE

The School of Education of the University of Bordeaux, ESPE, in collaboration with the other universities of Aquitaine and educational institutions (Local Education Authorities, schools, junior and junior high schools…) trains Master students who wish to become pre-primary school teachers, primary school teachers, junior school teachers, junior high school teachers or senior education advisers. 

ESPE also trains students and educational staff who wish to acquire additional professional skills in the field of training engineering, and offers specific training to teachers in order to improve their computer skills or specialize them in teaching to pupils with disabilities.

The School trains 2,300 students on 5 different sites of the Aquitaine region (Bordeaux, Périgueux, Pau, Agen and Mont de-Marsan) and offers a professional academic training based on a balance between courses and practical internship. For three years now, ESPE takes part in new European programs such as:

ESPE key figures

  • 80 (approx.) outgoing students
  • 50 (approx.) incoming students: 29 with the Erasmus program, around 20 via conventions coming from Mexico, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Poland, the UK)
  • 31 Erasmus+agreements
  • 15 international partnership agreements
  • 3 Erasmus+ projects: PEERS, ENSERRER, IMC Serbia
  • 1 Aquitaine-Québec interregional cooperation funding project
  • 1 agreement with the General Council of the Gironde region concerning the following countries: Serbia, Ireland, Senegal

Updated on 08/11/2017