CIPA was founded in 1965. The main aim of CIPA was to study a language as an oral phenomenon, in order to promote teaching languages and multilingualism.
It’s especially since the 70s that CIPA’s area of activities has widened and diversified. Look, for example, at the organisation of several tens of intensive internships (one for several weeks), in Mons or abroad. These concern the teaching of languages, linguistic organisation, long-distance training, peace-keeping education, linguistic preparation for the international field, the welcoming and guidance of African and Asian researchers as well as the elaboration of teaching tools.