Become a foreign language assistant in France !

Would you like to have a work experience in France?
Would you like to improve your level of French and your knowledge of France?
Meet new people?
Share your culture and language with French people?
Would you like to contribute to the development of exchanges between students and teachers?
Do you want to have an impact on life in a French classroom?

Become a foreign language assistant in France!

The recruitment campaign is now open for the Teaching Assistants Programme in France (TAPIF) 2024-2025. For detailed information please go to the FRANCE EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL website.

Applying from Jamaica or the Bahamas

Instructions

This year again, applications will be made on the France Education International website using the ADELE platform, which will be available for candidates from December 18, 2023 at https://assistants.france-education-international.fr/.
Interested candidates are advised to begin collecting supporting documents for their application immediately. Applications must be submitted online no later than March 3, 2024.

All support documentation should also be submitted online along with your application form.

Incomplete files will not be considered, and the candidate will be deemed ineligible for recruitment.

Support documents you will need

1. A cover letter
2. A photocopy of your passport, valid up to December 2025 (photo page, with passport number and signature of candidate).
3. Proof of registration for the academic year 2024-2025 from the relevant tertiary or private institution (eg. UWI, Shortwood, The Alliance Française) or
4. A certified copy of the most recent transcript or diploma obtained
5. A copy of your degree if undergraduate studies have been completed
6. Proof that candidates who are married or have children will be free to travel and reside in France for the relevant period.
7. A recommendation letter from a teacher, attesting to your proficiency in French

Interviews

Short-listed applicants will be advised of the dates and times for their interviews, which will take place before a panel of judges, usually at the French Embassy, during the month of March 2024, and will be conducted in both French and English.

Eligibility criteria

The foreign language assistant programme is open to all candidates who:

  • are nationals of /enrolled students in the country where the application is being made.
  • are native speakers of the language to be taught in France – English in the case of Jamaica and the Bahamas.
  • have completed their secondary education and are enrolled in higher education in the country from which they are applying.
  • are aged between 20 and 35 years old (for Jamaica and the Bahamas) at the point of their arrival in France. The age range agreed between the partner countries is in line with the programme’s general objectives and the assistant’s specific profile.
  • are enrolled in and attending a university at the time of application or are recent graduates. Students from the Alliance Française, and similar private institutions, will also be considered.
  • have successfully completed studies equivalent to the 2nd year (L2) of the French Licence (bachelor’s degree) at the point of their arrival in France (depending on country);
  • possess a good knowledge of the French language (B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.)

Departure and Visas

Successful applicants will need to take up their assignments in France starting October 1, 2024 and will need to apply for a long-stay French visa.

For general information and for preparing, submitting and tracking your application, log on to France-visas, the official website for visa application to France. Visa applications are processed by VFS Global. Applicants will have to apply online and book an appointment at the offices of VFS Global in Kingston or Miami:

Jamaican applicants : offices of VFS Global at Fontana Waterloo, 1st floor, 12 West Kings House Road. How do I apply for a French visa in Jamaica?

Bahamian applicants : VFS Global offices in Miami, 2655 S Le Jeune Rd, Coral Gables Penthouse 1-A (https://miami.consulfrance.org/spip.php?article5472).

Finances

Candidates will be paid monthly (about 800€ net) for teaching English in France but will be expected to support themselves financially during the first month or two of their stay in France. To this end, they should be prepared to travel with approximately € 1000.00 - 1500.00, to tide them over until all the necessary paperwork has been submitted and the first monthly salary can be processed.

We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your applications!

For questions, feel free to contact the person in charge of recruitment for your country:
Mme Soyini ASHBY
tapif.jambah@gmail.com

This time abroad will prove to be a wonderful opportunity. Embrace it!

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