Can we use “activités parascolaires” to interpret "extracurricular activities" in the context of a CV as it precised in the link below? Does loisirs, centres d'intérêt, hobbies, etc. indicate the same thing in a French CV?


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    When will you learn to use quotes/italics? – Stéphane Gimenez Jan 4 '19 at 10:35

The activités parascolaires are non-mandatory activities organized by a school (or by an association working in partnership with the school), outside of class hours. It is used only in the context of kindergarten, primary schools and high/secondary schools - never in universities. So the term activités parascolaires has a much more restricted meaning than extracurricular activities.

In a French CV, it is indeed rather common to add a section simply labeled loisirs, centres d'intérêts or hobbies (I would personally recommend to use centres d'intérêts as it sounds less "leisurely", but that is open to discussion).


I use the term:

activités extra-scolaires

That includes hobbies, sport, music, etc.

You can also find extrascolaire, with no hyphen.

  • on peut même avoir : « activités extra-professionnelles », pour le CV de quelqu'un déjà en activité. – 5915961T Jan 4 '19 at 12:01

Même en anglais, il me semble que extra curricular activities se dit plus couramment lorsqu’on parle du primaire ou du secondaire.

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