A teaching program sponsored by the French Government that offers 1,600 teaching assistant positions in French primary and secondary schools and in the French teaching colleges ("IUFM") in all regions of France and the DOM-TOMs (overseas departments). The goal of the program is to strengthen English-language instruction in the French educational system through the establishment of a native speaker presence.
Teaching Assistant Program in France
- Candidates must be American citizens or foreign nationals in possession of a U.S. Green Card
- French nationals and French-American dual citizens are not eligible to apply
- Must be between 20 and 30 years old on the start date of the progam (October 1)
- Must have completed at least two years of higher education by the beginning of the program
- Proficiency in French is required. French majors and minors are encouraged to apply. Applicants who have lived abroad in a Francophone country or do not have a major or minor in French, but have a basic proficiency (~3 college semesters), may apply.
- Assistants are assigned a 12-hour per week teaching schedule that may be divided among up to three schools
- Three different contracts available, 7-9 months; all contracts begin October 1
- Monthly stipend, which provides enough money to live the lifestyle of a typical French student
- Assistants to do not receive any additional support for travel to France or to support dependents
- Health Insurance coverage and options
- Assistants are responsible for making their own living arrangements
- American teaching assistants with a superior record of performance may apply directly to their school districts to renew their teaching contract for a second year