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Current Assistants

Congratulations on being selected to participate in the Teaching Assistant Program in France! Please follow the links below to find more information and useful websites for the program, including general program-related sites, information about your "démarches administratives", and teaching resources for the classroom.

The teaching contract officially begins on October 1st and ends on April 30th. Most assistants arrive in France in mid- to late September in order to have some time to get settled in their area before beginning their assignment.

It is NOT possible to renew the assistantship contract for a second consecutive year in the program. If you are interested in participating again in TAPIF, you must sit out one year and then reapply for the following year's program. (If you are a 2014-2015 assistant, this means that you are not eligible to apply for the 2015-2016 year. You may reapply to participate again in the 2016-2017 program. That application will be available online in fall 2015.)


Program Sites

Ministère de l’Education
Centre international d’études pédagogiques
Official MEN text about « assistants de langue »


Logistical Resources