English Teaching Assistantships in Europe for American citizens

Information and applications for the English teaching assistantships in Europe can be found at the following sites. You should have an intermediate knowledge of the language (French, Spanish, or German) but this really isn’t enforced for the French program…

English Assistant in France

Americans / Canadians / Australians / New Zealanders / CIEP Site

Teach English conversation 12 hours a week in Primary or Secondary schools for a monthly stipend of 780 €. Medical insurance & paid holidays. Contracts of 6, 7, or 9 months, all beginning October 1. Application deadline for US: February 2009. About 1,600 posts available. / Canada: March 2009 – 300 posts / Australia: November 23, 2008 – 80 posts / New Zealand: January 2009 – 60 posts (Read my Assistants Guide if you want to know what the program is like.)

English Assistant in Spain

Americans or Canadians

Almost the same as the French program, but monthly stipend of 700 € and contract of 8 months (October – May). About 1,200 posts available.

English Assistant in Austria

Americans

Monthly stipend of 977 € and contract of 8 months (October – May). Must already have Bachelor’s degree. This assistantship is administered by the Fulbright Commission, so only 120 posts are available. Application for 2009-10 will be available November 15, 2008, and deadline is February 15, 2009.

English Assistant in Germany

Americans

Monthly stipend of 700 € and contract of 9 months (September – June). Must already have Bachelor’s degree. Also administered by Fulbright, so only 70 posts available and highly competitive.

English Assistant in Finland

Americans (no knowledge of Finnish required)

No application or deadline; just send resume and cover letter. Applicants with teaching experience receive priority. Contracts from late August until May; salary will be sufficient to cover living expenses.

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  • Victoria

    thanks, this is a great list of resources! merci

  • Victoria

    thanks, this is a great list of resources! merci

  • Samantha

    Woohoo! Give me Finland over France anyday! ;-)

  • Samantha

    Woohoo! Give me Finland over France anyday! ;-)

  • Karina

    On behalf of our country, thank you for coming, here is a free Nokia phone as part of your unstated salary :-) hahaSam go for it! you could drag Fab up to Finland to farm the tundra :-)

  • Karina

    On behalf of our country, thank you for coming, here is a free Nokia phone as part of your unstated salary :-) haha

    Sam go for it! you could drag Fab up to Finland to farm the tundra :-)

  • Destination Metz

    I’m told French assistants going to Australia get to stay for a year and earn 2 thousand a month, pretty damn good!

  • Destination Metz

    I’m told French assistants going to Australia get to stay for a year and earn 2 thousand a month, pretty damn good!

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    Ok, so WordPress won’t let me edit this post anymore for some strange reason… I just wanted to add a few more nationalities that are eligible for the France assistantship.

    Correct link for Australians: http://www.ambafrance-au.org/spip.php?article516

    Irish: http://www.ambafrance-ie.org/article.php3?id_article=883

    Indians: http://ambafrance-in.org/en/article.php3?id_article=2296

    And those from Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados are also eligible.

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie

    Ok, so WordPress won’t let me edit this post anymore for some strange reason… I just wanted to add a few more nationalities that are eligible for the France assistantship.

    Correct link for Australians: http://www.ambafrance-au.org/spip.php?article516

    Irish: http://www.ambafrance-ie.org/article.php3?id_article=883

    Indians: http://ambafrance-in.org/en/article.php3?id_article=2296

    And those from Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados are also eligible.

  • ELBSeattle

    WTF? Why do you have to be between 20 and 30? That sucks out loud.

  • ELBSeattle

    WTF? Why do you have to be between 20 and 30? That sucks out loud.

  • Stephen

    Any similar programs in Ukraine?? Specifically Odessa?

  • Stephen

    Any similar programs in Ukraine?? Specifically Odessa?

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I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.

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