The document and resource centre

  • Offers resources on French and foreign educational systems (organisation of teaching, comparative education, educational policy, evaluation, educational cooperation, European educational programmes), international teaching and school exchanges, didactics of language and culture (didactics of French as a foreign language, French for specific objectives, early teaching of languages, francophony, bilingualism, educational technologies), French linguistics.

  • Offers the opportunity to consult a rich fund of references, including: 20,000 works, 450 periodical titles and a variety of teaching methods for teachers of French as a foreign language.

  • Accommodates CIEP training staff and interns, as well as personnel from the National Ministry for Education and Teacher Training, students, teachers, persons researching educational science and language didactics, in addition to other partners involved in the educational system.

  • Works and journals may only be consulted on site.

To consult literature at the centre:

  • Address: 1, avenue Léon Journault - 92318 Sèvres CEDEX
    How to get here: métro Pont de Sèvres, or 171 bus alight at Town Hall (Mairie).
    Telephone: 01 45 07 60 84 - Fax: 01 45 07 60 01 - Email:
  • Hours of business:
    Open from Wednesday to Friday from 9am to 6pm.
    Entry by appointment only by contacting +01 45 07 60 84.
    Closed during the month of August and during Christmas holiday season.