Apply to the Teaching Assistant Program in France
US or Canadian citizens who want to teach English in the French public school system as an official teaching assistant, the application for the 2016-17 school year is now available at tapif.org. Official information about the Teaching Assistant Program in France, or TAPIF, as well as eligibility requirements can be found at the American or the Canadian sites. You can also read my TAPIF Guide and download free ESL lesson plans that I used to teach English in France.
The only change from previous years is that the age limit is now 20-35 instead of 20-30. The US program requires three years of university to have been completed before October 2016 while the Canadian program requires only two. The deadline for US citizens has been extended to January 31, 2016, while it is February 15, 2016, for Canadian citizens. Permanent residents are also eligible to apply as long as the majority of their secondary and university education took place in the US or Canada in English.
This program does exist for other English-speaking nationalities, but with different application procedures and deadlines. Some programs have not yet made their applications available, but Australia’s deadline is December 14, 2015, while New Zealand’s is December 7, 2015. Applications for the UK program are due January 17, 2016. I will update this post with links to other countries once their applications are available.
If you do not qualify for the teaching assistantship program but would like to teach English in France, there are also lecteur d’anglais or lectrice d’anglais positions available at universities for those who have completed at least one year of a Master’s degree. Any listings of open positions for 2016-17 are available here.
Dr. Wagner has a PhD in Linguistics and is dedicated to learning and teaching languages online and abroad. She has studied in Quebec and Australia, taught English in France, and is currently based in the US.