Continuing Education Department

Inalco's Continuing Education Department trains employees and jobseekers in language and civilization, enabling them to pursue lifelong learning. The department responds to requests from organizations needing to train their teams in specific areas (hospitality, interculturality, management, geopolitics, defense, society, etc.).
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With nearly 30 years' experience in professional continuing education for adults, Inalco's Continuing Education department welcomes, informs, guides and supports people looking for training leading to a certificate or diploma.

Our training policy is part of a global skills development approach tailored to market demands and the needs of professionals. It supports a number of public and private partners, organizations and institutions, such as the Ministry of the Armed Forces, the Louvre Museum, the Paris Opera, the Comédie Française Theatre, SDA,... in the development of customized intra-company training courses.

Continuing Education acts as consultant and expert for companies and public bodies in economic, commercial, cultural and other fields.

CF's language courses prepare for the Lilate certification test (LIVE LANGUAGE TEST Certificate) in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Russian. These courses are aimed at anyone wishing to discover one of the oriental languages offered in evening classes.
In collaboration with the Maison de la Culture du Japon (MCJP), FC organizes the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).

Thanks to its cellvalidation des acquis de l'expérience (VAE), the Continuing Education department welcomes and supports any person returning to study, to help them draw up a validation file to have their professional experience recognized and validated, and obtain partial or total certification of a diploma under the January 17, 2002 social modernization law.

In 2022-23, more than 1,800 trainees took part in training courses offered by the company.

offre de formation FC 2023
Offre de formation FC 2023‎

Continuing training

  • Preparatory courses for the Japanese Language Test (JLPT)
  • Evening courses, face-to-face or distance learning
  • Saturday courses, face-to-face
  • SPOC in Arabic, Czech and Chinese (linked to MOOCs for these same languages)
  • Diploma and certificate courses (resumption of studies)
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
  • Business language modules
  • Professional seminars
  • Tailored one-to-one courses (in-house or intra company)
  • VAE

Administrative team

Pedagogical Director of Continuing Education
+33 (0)1 81 70 10 01

Administrative Director of Continuing Education
+33 (0)1 81 70 11 54

Coordinator of training courses: resumption of studies, VAE, VAP85, individual and corporate training
+33 (0)1 81 70 11 45

Training coordinator: Chinese, Japanese, Russian
Rebecca FRANTZ
+33 (0)1 81 70 11 44

Training coordinator: Literal Arabic, Maghrebian, Persian, Turkish, Syrian-Lebanese, Egyptian
Nurşah EKMEN
+33 (0)1 81 70 11 47

Training coordinator: Korean, Hindi, Hebrew, Swahili, Tibetan, Ukrainian, Vietnamese and intensive courses
+33 (0)1 81 70 10 52

Japanese Test coordinator, JLPT
+33 (0)1 81 70 11 48

The Continuing Education Department is registered with the French Ministry of Labor and Employment to provide training to employees and jobseekers under a professional training agreement. Not subject to VAT for professional training. Many of our training courses are eligible for the CPF.