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With EMMAÜS Solidarité Compétences (EMMAUS Solidarity Skills)

Target audience

AudienceStatutory refugees, Beneficiaries of subsidiary protection, Beneficiaries of temporary protection, Stateless people
Level of FrenchA1, A2


Free of charge

Availability requested

Duration of commitmentBetween 3 and 6 months
Frequency of participationAbout 15 hours per week

Learn French

Updated on il y a 10 mois

What is it?

Training to learn French on several subjects:

  • reading and writing
  • professional French
  • French culture and customs
  • French to use a computer...

Each training is free and offers approximately 10 to 15 hours per week for 3 to 6 months.

The training centers are in Paris (75) or Ivry-sur-Seine (94).


Depending on your level, your project and your address, the most suitable course will be offered

Why is it interesting?

Several 6-month training courses (15 hours per week) to prepare for finding a job or following professional training, with:

- French lessons (in groups + individual support)
- digital workshops (computer, smartphone)
- workshops on job search techniques
- sports and theater
- social monitoring.

Several 6-month training courses (15 hours per week) to learn to read and write and then facilitate the search for a job or registration for professional training.

The programme includes:
- French lessons (in groups + individual lessons) to understand work messages and documents and to communicate in professional situations
- courses to understand business codes
- workshops on job search techniques
- social monitoring and assistance with administrative procedures.


These trainings are intended for beneficiaries of international protection who have an A1 level orally and who cannot read and write.

Several 5-month training courses (between 10 and 12 hours per week) to learn French and better understand French habits, with:

- French lessons (in groups + individual support)
- intercultural workshops
- social monitoring and employment support.


One of these courses is open to asylum seekers.

A 3-month training to improve your French using a computer and a smartphone and to become independent on the administrative actions, with:

- French lessons (in groups + individual support)
- digital workshops
- workshops to understand the role of cultural establishments and administrations (CAF, pôle emploi, media libraries, libraries...).

How to do it?

To find out the registration dates for new training courses, go to the Emmaüs Solidarité Compétences website .

You can contact them:

  • by phone: 01 40 09 20 21
  • by email:
  • at the training center directly:
    • in Paris: 23 Rue Robert and Sonia Delaunay, 75011 Paris
    • in Ivry-sur-Seine: 4 Rue de la Baignade, 94400 Ivry-sur-Seine


Before starting a course, you have to take a test (written and oral) with a French teacher and have an interview with a professional.

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