Congratulations to 2022-2023 TAPIF Teaching Assistant Madeline Ewing! She has been placed in Amiens, France: please stop by after October 1, 2022 for updates throughout her journey!
TAPIF:  Exchange Teaching in France

English Language Teaching Assistant in France:

Job Description

Teach English in France! Are you ready to expand your horizons and share your language and culture with French students? The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,500 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.

Assistants are assigned a 12-hour per week teaching schedule that may be divided among up to three schools. Classes are conducted in English. The teaching assistant may conduct all or part of a class, typically leading conversations in English. Duties may include serving as a resource person in conversation groups, providing small group tutorials, and giving talks related to American studies in English classes. Assignments vary depending on the school’s needs, the assistant’s abilities, and the educational level to which he or she is assigned (elementary or secondary).

All contracts are 7 months. Contracts begin on October 1, 2022 and end on April 30, 2023.



CITIZENSHIP: Must have U.S citizenship or permanent residency (with valid green card). French-American dual citizens ARE eligible to apply.

AGE: Must be between 20 and 35 years old on the start date of the program (October 1, 2022).

EDUCATION: Must have completed at least three years of higher education by October 1, 2022.

BACKGROUND: Must have completed the majority of your elementary, secondary and university studies in the United States.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must be proficient in French (minimum equivalent of B1 on the CEFR scale at the time of application). French majors and minors are encouraged. Applicants who do not have a major or minor in French may apply if they have at least a basic proficiency (~3 semesters) in French and/or have lived abroad in a Francophone country.


Applications for 2022-2023 are now closed. If you are interested in applying for the program in the future, applications will open for the 2023-2024 school year in mid-October 2022 on

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Salary Level: Approximately 780 euros net per month plus health insurance coverage via the French national healthcare system (La Sécurité Sociale)

Organization Name: Teaching Assistant Program in France – Embassy of France

Description of organization:  The French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. offer approximately 1,500 teaching assistantships each year for American citizens and permanent residents of the United States to teach English in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and La Réunion.