About us

All about Intercountry

Intercountry has been specialized in foreign language training for more than 25 years. We are a French group with our headquarters and main training center in Paris. We have a second training center in Bordeaux along with homebased trainers spread all around France. Our Spanish subsidiary, Babelia Formación, is located in Madrid with activity across Spain. Further afield, we have trainers in the United States, Great Britain, South Africa and Australia. We also have a subsidiary in the Philippines, Intercountry Philippines Inc., to serve our needs in Europe and accompany our development in Asia.

We provide services to 3 different clienteles: companies of all sizes and sectors, institutions of higher education, and the general public. Our course offering covers 20 languages in both face-to-face and distance training. We integrate a human and technological approach to help our learners effectively reach their goals and objectives. Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to providing training solutions that are perfectly adapted to meet our clients’ specific needs.

Learn with pleasure

We strive to make our courses interactive, based around mutual respect, active listening and goodwill.

Be responsible

We are committed to being a socially engaged company that respects people and the environment.

Unlock the potential

We believe that training should serve the learner. It should help them to surpass themselves, to break through barriers, get closer to other people and create links.

Innovate

We create innovative training methods while at the same time preserving the important human relationship between the trainer and the learner.

A group with big ambitions


Eric Wrobley

The language training market is evolving very quickly as a result of numerous legislative changes and the continued trend towards digitalization. Many new players have arrived on the scene, often from other countries, shaking up established practices and engaging in price warfare. The Covid crisis has also weakened many training companies and sped up the race to digitalize.

We have the ambition to create the most important language training company in France and continue spreading our presence abroad. To this end we see an opportunity to draw together under a strong brand a certain number of quality training companies and combine our efforts in terms of pedagogical development, IT, and marketing, and therefore profit from our synergies.

Over the past 10 years Intercountry has become one of the primary forces in the language training sector in France and Spain with some of the most effective training methods on the market. We believe that Intercountry is the ideal base on which to construct the training company of the future, capable of facing the many challenges and sustainably leading the market in France and beyond.

A customer-oriented group

At Intercountry, customer focus is a major part of the company's DNA. We are committed to an approach that pushes us to constantly improve our processes and services in order to achieve the satisfaction of our customers. We seek to be more efficient and creative as we adapt to the changing needs of the clients. Our actions focus upon training methods, taking into account the learning process for the best progress of each learner. We also strive to give customers the means to manage and measure the effectiveness of our courses as well as to optimize their budget.

Eric WROBLEY President of the Intercountry Group

Our history in a few words


  • 2019: Creation of Intercountry Philippines

    The launch of our subsidiary based in Cebu as a first step into Asia.

  • 2019: Creation of Intercountry Shareholders

    Giving our employees the opportunity to be shareholders.

  • 2017: Acquisition of Babelia

    Acquisition of the language training company Babelia in Spain.

  • 2016: Creation of the Intercountry - ICB group

    Intercountry - ICB was created by merging Intercountry Management, Intercountry Academy, ICB Europe and ICB.

  • 2016: Included in the National Directory of training certificates

    Our EYES (for English) and DICE (for Spanish) level tests were recognized by France Compétences.

  • 2015: Launch of Training Carrier

    A tool for more efficient management of training courses.

  • 2014: Intercountry - ICB Europe federation

    A joint venture to provide a global training solution including distance training by Intercountry and face-to-face by ICB.

  • 2010: Smart Business Communications

    ICB absorbed the training and e-learning activities of Smart Business Communications.

  • 2006: Creation of ICB

    ICB was created as a training company not subject to VAT.

  • 2000: Blended learning

    Intercountry Management began using their blended learning training method.

  • 2000: Creation of ICB Europe

    ICB Europe was formed after the purchase of the client base of a language training company founded in 1993.

  • 1995: Creation of Intercountry Management

    Creation of Intercountry Management, specialised in inter-cultural training courses.

310 colleagues

400 business clients

17,000 satisfied learners

A responsible group


Since the creation of Intercountry in 1995, we have been committed to offering quality services to our clients, respecting values of progress, intercultural understanding, and respect for our clients, partners and employees, while preserving the environment. It is in this spirit that we joined the UN Global Compact in 2011. Our strategy reflects the values conveyed by this institution, and our action plan is guided by our commitment to corporate citizenship.

We are proud to share, respect and support the 10 principles of the Global Compact particularly in terms of respect for human rights and labor laws, the fight against corruption, respect for the environment and the safeguarding of resources.

Since 2017 Intercountry has helped to improve the lives of about 50 refugees each year through the provision of an e-learning for the French language specifically designed for their needs as well as training of the volunteers who supervise their training. We have been doing this in cooperation with ŒUVRE D'ORIENT.

Un groupe responsable

255,000 training hours

20 languages taught

Top 5 language training France

Employés prenant une photo de groupe pendant le dîner

Our trainers

Intercountry's learners have access to several hundred enthusiastic trainers. They come from over 30 different countries and teach their mother tongue, or are recognised for their expertise in the language they teach.

Teaching is a true vocation for our trainers who thrive on helping their learners overcome obstacles and reach their goals.

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Experience counts

Intercountry's trainers have an average age of 44 and more than 6 years experience in the profession.

Dedicated trainers

Throughout the learning process, our trainers are responsible for the progress of their learners.

Great Place to Work

Our company's staff turnover is stable at less than 6% per year.

Our support team is here for you

Intercountry has a dedicated and proactive support team in place to help you. The team is united around a single objective: ensuring Intercountry's clients are satisfied. More than a dozen different professions work together to ensure your training course is a success: client co-ordinators, hotline operators, course material designers, IT staff, sales people, etc.

Eugenie


Having begun her career in a travel agency, Eugénie has always loved foreign languages and human relationships. Her job as a coordinator with Intercountry lets her enjoy both these pursuits.

Based in the north of France, she is only 45 minutes by Shuttle from England which lets her enjoy another of her passions: British culture.

Sylvie


Slyvie started working in finance in New York, her home town, in 1992. Financial services like stock broking or securities trading have no secrets for her. In 1997 she moved to Zagreb in Croatia for a job as a consultant in brokerage transactions, and then became an account manager in a telecom company.

Sylvie is now an English language trainer and the manager of a team of trainers.

Peter


Peter is from Britain and began his career in London. Then he moved to the Philippines, Singapore and finally Colombia where he had different sales and marketing posts. After meeting his wife in Colombia he managed a company that grew and exported flowers around the world.

Peter is a trainer and a Team Manager in charge of a number of Team Leaders who manage teams of trainers.

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