Welcome to Telecom Paris

A blog for new arrivals: our non-francophone professors, Ph. D., research fellows and Master students

Welcome to Telecom Paris !

To facilitate your stay in Paris/Palaiseau, we can help you learn more about the context of a French engineering « grande école », the environment in which you are going to live, and the French language and culture.

Here’s a list of things we can help you with here at Telecom Paris:

  • Welcome booklet for faculty and staff
  • IP Paris – Access and mobility on campus
  • Welcome lunches in French and English – cancelled for health reasons
  • French courses – two semesters a year – A1 (elementary) to C1 (advanced) levels.
  • Useful bilingual information for your stay in France.
  • Possibilities for finding a tandem partner (language exchanges) in or outside the school.
  • Connections with teachers or students from the same cultural background as you.
  • Advice on working at Telecom Paris and living in Paris/near Paris/in Palaiseau.
  • Addresses for extensive and intensive French courses in Paris/near Paris.

Once you complete the Welcome to Telecom Paris form online, we will invite you to join us at our next lunch meeting at the school’s restaurant. Individual appointments are also possible.

We hope you enjoy working and studying at the school and please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need any assistance.

Isabelle Lallemand, coordinator for French as a Foreign Language and integration of newcomers, Modern Languages and Cultures Department

isabelle.lallemand@telecom-paris.fr