secretariat.LANG [at] (Languages office)
Tel : 33 (1) 47 40 23 00

Languages centre

ENS Paris-Saclay offers students all the necessary facilities for a quality teaching and learning environment. Most resources are also open to all staff.

Languages courses

The practical languages centre is part of the ENS Paris-Saclay Languages Department.

This languages centre is equipped with a multimedia laboratory for language learning and organizes evening language classes (after 5pm) for students and staff, in German, English, Chinese, Spanish, Italian and Russian.

Three levels are taught: beginner, intermediate and advanced.

These levels correspond to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

  • A1 and A2 for basic users,
  • B1 and B2 for independent users,
  • C1 and C2 for proficient users.

Japanese, Arabic and Portuguese classes are taught at the École spéciale des travaux publics, du bâtiment et de l'industrie (ESTP), which is near to ENS and with which the School has agreements in place.

International students can also take French as a foreign language lessons there (beginner, intermediate and advanced levels).
A scientific writing course is offered in the second semester.