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Teach English in France

English Language Assistants in France Programme

The English language Assistants in France is a popular and successful programme that gives a unique opportunity to discover the French language and culture first hand. By living and working in France, the English language assistants improve their knowledge of the French language and culture and they also are invested in sharing their English language skills by teaching at various positions in schools, colleges or training institutions.

Every year, young Indian students learning the French language are selected, holding a Bachelor’s degree in French or a DELF B1 diploma along with a minimum band score of 7.5 in the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examination. The English language Assistants teach English or assist the English teacher, according to the academic level – Primary, Secondary or Senior Secondary for a period of 7 months.

The programme is an opportunity for them to improve their linguistic skills by living and working in a French environment. On one hand, the French schools receiving the young Indian assistants benefit from their knowledge as native English speakers. On the other hand, assistants help their students to explore the fine nuances of the English language as well as discover the richness and diversity of India and its culture.

Programme “English Language Assistants in France”  2019-20

You have a good command of English and French. You can:
– Teach English in France.
– Attend classes in French universities.
– Discover France.

You need:
– IELTS (Academic – score 7.5+)
– B1 level of French or a B.A. French

This programme of the Ministry of Education in France is managed, internationally and in India, by the International Centre for Pedagogical Studies (CIEP) and the Embassy of France in India. As part of this programme, about 100 Indian students are recruited as English language assistants in French public schools. The programme allows these Alliance française or Indian university students to experience French language and culture, while providing their schools with their language skills and their rich culture.

The English Language Indian Assistants’ stay in France covers a period of seven months, from 1 October to 30 April of the next year. Appointed to secondary and primary schools, they provide support to English-language teachers.

For more information contact Smriti PAHWA at or visit

Descriptive of the programme: click here to download

Watch an interview of an English Assistant