Now Accepting Applications for TAPIF- Teaching Assistant Program in France

TAPIF - 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 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French such as Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Réunion.

The American cohort is part of the larger Assistants de langue en France program, which recruits 4,500 young educators from 60 countries to teach 15 languages annually in France. The Assistants de langue en France program is managed by the CIEP, the Centre international d’études pédagogiques.

Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 academic year
Deadline: January 15, 2019
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Louisiana Residents - Complete your TAPIF experience with Escadrille Louisiane!

Applications due February 15, 2019

Escadrille Louisiane (EL) is a program for Louisianans with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and an advanced level of French who aspire to teach in a French Immersion program in Louisiana schools.

Named after Escadrille Lafayette, a group of 200 Americans who trained as pilots to fly for the French during World War I, the goal of EL is to fill Louisiana schools with qualified and certified fluent-French speakers from Louisiana who have their state’s heritage languages and culture at heart.

This is a 2-year graduate program which culminates in obtaining a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Elementary from Centenary College of Louisiana and becoming certified to teach French in Louisiana. Potential candidates who have already obtained their teaching certification will enroll in a Master of Education (M.Ed.) program at a Louisiana university of their choice.

Participants will spend the first year of the program in Rennes, France where they will work as TAPIF English Assistants ( in a French school and take graduate courses at the ESPE and with Centenary. During the second year of the Master’s degree, the participants will teach French Immersion in Louisiana while completing the Master’s degree coursework.

Participants must teach French Immersion for at least three (3) years at an appropriate grade level at a public or public charter school in Louisiana. Upon graduation from the EL program, these teachers may be eligible for a $14,000 stipend paid over three (3) years.


Candidates must:

- be a Louisiana resident.
- be 35 years of age or under.
- possess a genuine desire to teach French Immersion in Louisiana.
- be at least at the B1 level of the DELF exam or its equivalent.
- obtain a bachelor’s degree by May 2019.
- have at least a 2.5 grade point average.
- be academically eligible to return to your previous institution.
- be accepted into TAPIF (with placement in Rennes, France) for the 2019-2020 academic year.
- qualify for Centenary College’s MAT program or for a M.Ed. program in Louisiana (depending on whether or not you have already obtained teaching certification).


Last modified on 30/11/2018

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