ELSA facilitates communication, cooperation and growth among international schools in France.

Ensuring High Quality Teaching and Learning in English

ELSA  is the leading forum in France.

Developing professional growth and effective communication among the key players in English and bilingual education in France

Building and supporting relationships are precisely what our work is all about. 

Ensuring High Quality Teaching And Learning In English In France
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ELSA France brings together schools in France and abroad offering high to native-standard instruction in English

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Building on a growing international school sector, ELSA brings together international schools, specialists and institutions locally to promote high-standard English-medium instruction in France. Whether for support in setting up a program, insight in the regional or national offer, to solicit the mentorship of a member school or cooperate on a project, ELSA provides resources, expertise and connections.


ELSA organizes high-caliber in-person and online training around trending and relevant topics in education that meet the needs of a diverse audience through the annual conference, known as the Teacher Development Day, Spotlights on focused topics and webinars, extending invitations to world-class speakers and drawing on the high level of expertise of leading faculty and staff across member schools.

Themes and topics are carefully selected to meet the needs of a diverse audience and invitations are extended to renowned speakers and specialists in their field.

We also establish sponsorship for educational companies seeking to connect with local schools and educators.


Student Programs: ELSA has facilitated partnerships with Poetry by Heart UK, The Globe Education, NASA Endeavor STEM Teaching Certificate and supported author visits for its member schools.

Poetry by Heart: ELSA’s flagship event for students
Choose a poem, learn it and recite it. Poetry by Heart is a festival of poetry for young people. Founded by Poetry by Heart UK and brought to schools in France by ELSA, it is a high level recital competition that brings together middle and high school students from international schools in France.

Our flagship events


Teacher Development Day


Poetry By Heart



Event Registration

Teacher Development Day, Saturday, March 23rd 2024 at the International School of Paris

Level up your skills in education and join a community of international educators.
38 sessions on leading topics to choose from led by international speakers and teachers from ELSA member schools, major exhibiting companies, and an expected 250 participants for a full day of high caliber workshops on trending topics in education, networking and educational materials review.
Teacher Development Day, Saturday, March 23rd 2024 At The International School Of Paris

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