Teaching English in France

English language Assistants in France programme provides a unique opportunity to discover the French language and culture first hand. By living and working in France, English language assistants improve their knowledge of the French language and culture and they share their English language skills by teaching at various positions in schools, colleges or training institutions. See more below:

Programme “English Language Assistants in France”

You have a good command of English and French. You can:
– Teach English in France.
– Attend classes in French universities.
– Discover France.

You need:
– IELTS (Academic – score 7.5+)
– B1 level of French or a B.A. French

This programme of the Ministry of Education in France is managed, internationally and in India, by the International Centre for Pedagogical Studies (CIEP) and the Embassy of France in India. As part of this programme, about 100 Indian students are recruited as English language assistants in French public schools. The programme allows these Alliance française or Indian university students to experience French language and culture, while providing their schools with their language skills and their rich culture.

The English Language Indian Assistants’ stay in France covers a period of seven months, from 1 October to 30 April of the next year. Appointed to secondary and primary schools, they provide support to English-language teachers.

Applicants must:
1. Be an Indian citizen,
2. Have student status (enrolled in a university or an Alliance francaise in India)
3. Not have benefited from the “Indian English-language Assistants” programme in the past,
4. Hold a bachelor’s degree (or be enrolled in 3rd year)
5. Be under 35 years of age on 1 October 2018.
6. Having obtained the IELTS certificate (British Council/ IDP academic test) of English proficiency with a score above 7.5,
7. Have a good level of French: minimum certification level B1 (DELF, TCF, TEF, etc.) or have received French B.A. French Honours from an Indian University.

The programme’s objectives:
1. Support English-language teaching in French public schools.
2. Linguistic and Cultural Discovery, immersion in a professional situation.
3. Getting to the pedagogical practices of the French schools, especially for language teaching; assistants must indeed be integrated in schools and build an educational tender in accordance with instructions given by their English teachers.
4. Strengthening ties and mutual understanding between French and Indian cultures.
5. Education: Assistants are advised to attend classes, insofar as their professional obligations allow, at a French university.

For more information contact Smriti PAHWA at [email protected]

Descriptive of the programme: click here to download

Watch an interview of an English Assistant