Welcome to Telecom Paris / IP Paris

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

Welcome to Telecom Paris / IP Paris !

Telecom Paris is one of the 5 member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (with Ecole Polytechnique, ENSTA, ENSAE and Telecom SudParis).

To facilitate your stay in Palaiseau/Paris, we can help you learn more about the context of French engineering « grandes écoles », 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 (awaiting updated booklet)
  • IP Paris – Access and mobility on campus
  • Welcome lunches in French and English
  • 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.

We hope you enjoy working and studying at the school / IP Paris 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, Languages and Cultures Department : isabelle.lallemand@telecom-paris.fr

Marion Taldir, Marion Taldir, Head of Recruitment and Training, Human Resources Department : marion.taldir@telecom-paris.fr