In the field of French language, CIEP acts as a support framework and point of reference for teachers of French as a foreign language, French as a second language and teachers using French as a general teaching language.
At the request of various different partners, including the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the International Francophony Organisation, the Francophone University Agency, the International Federation for French Teachers (FIPF), etc., CIEP performs auditing activities and provides expertise in:
- The setting up of training action plans, for face-to-face or on-line study,
- The development of internet sites (lefildubilingue.org),
- The publication of manuals, etc.
CIEP is also responsible for putting into operation a project to classify centres that teach French as a foreign language in France on behalf of three different Ministries (Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture.