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Language Policy

Like the fashion sector itself, ESMOD is a staunchly international school. Since the 1980s it has established a global network by opening ESMOD establishments in Japan (Tokyo and Kyoto), then in South Korea in Seoul, in China, North Africa, Russia, etc.

This international dimension has thus been at the heart of ESMOD France’s culture, DNA and identity for over a generation. For example, within ESMOD Paris more than 70 nationalities coexist, nearly half of all its students. In the administrative and teaching bodies, the main languages are spoken fluently.


As ESMOD Fashion Business (ISEM) issues Level 6 and 7 certified qualification registered with the ‘France Compétence’ agency (former RNCP) by the National Commission for Professional Certification (CNCP), the certification specifications require a mastery of two professional modern languages, the “Director of Commercial Fashion and Communication Strategy” curriculum provides for the teaching of 2 modern languages:

Modern language 1: Each semester, 2hrs per week i.e. 125 hours over 3 years

  • English
  • French as a foreign language (FLE)

Modern language 2: Each semester, 1hr30 per week i.e. around one hundred hours over 3 years

  • English
  • French (FLE)
  • Italian
  • Spanish

For each language:

  • Knowledge of technical and professional vocabulary
  • Good command of grammar
  • Development of professional job-search tools, intercultural
  • management and knowledge of local markets.

For English:

Preparation for the TOEIC test is offered to voluntary applicants in the form of weekly 2hr sessions in the 3rd year. Presentation of the TOEIC test organised by the ISEM in March.


3 English-speaking classes for the Director of Commercial Fashion and Communication Strategy curriculum in Paris.

3 English-speaking classes for the Manager of International Development in Fashion & Luxury Industry curriculum in Paris.


English-speaking teachers in all subjects at ESMOD FASHION BUSINESS Paris for international classes and 2 English professors.

Regions: 1 English teacher in Roubaix and 1 in Lyon.

ESMOD Editions

The goal of this service is to design and diffuse different working methods, designed according to the techniques taught by ESMOD. Given the need to acquire the basics of the technique in order to succeed in one’s training at ESMOD, these works concern both national and international students and are also distributed and taught in all the schools within our network.


A website in French and English; all information and registration materials available in French and English; organization of events in partnership with international companies: for example Boss, Value Retail – la vallée des Marques, Club Med, Mikki (Japan), or humanitarian or solidarity actions (Unicef, Un ballon pour la vie…); press releases from the specialized press and the general public in French and English.

Student Services in English

Reception and advice for the different communities; follow-up and help with registration and acquisition of insurance, assistance with visa and residence permit procedures, assistance with housing procedures.

In addition, for those who have already a part of the ESMOD community, there are many opportunities available to provide better recognition of their diploma and/or to spend a year in Europe or internationally.