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French Ministry of Education English Teaching Assistantships

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The Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) is a joint initiative of the French Ministry of Education, the Centre international d'études pédagogiques (CIEP) and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach for a period of 7 months in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. The program's goal is to strengthen English-language instruction in French schools by establishing a native speaker presence. Assistants teach 12 hours per week in up to 3 schools. Classes are conducted in English. Teaching assistants conduct all or part of a class, typically leading conversations in English. Duties include serving as a resource person in conversation groups, providing small group tutorials, and giving talks related to American studies.

Award / Eligibility Details:

The stipend provides 965 Euros per month GROSS, 790 Euros per month NET. No additional support provided for travel to France or for dependents. Personal funds are needed for the initial period of the contract. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Opportunities for citizens of other countries may apply if they are citizens of one of the countries listed at the following website  Candidates must be between 20 and 30 years old on the start date of the program (October 1). Candidates must have completed at least three years of higher education (i.e. post-secondary) by the start of the program. Proficiency in French is required.

Deadline: Mid-January each year

Academic Level: Graduate;Post-Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Study Abroad / International Exchange;Teaching

Field of Study: Education / Teaching

Location: International

Citizenship eligibility: Permanent Resident;US Citizen;US National

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