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.

You will find a lot of useful information in the 2016-2017 American Assistant Handbook.

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.

Current language assistants can apply for a contract renewal through the CIEP. Renewal is contingent upon a positive review from the host institution, whether or not the assistant wishes to remain at his or her host institution or be transferred to another school or académie, amongst other factors. Please visit the CIEP website and click "Renewal of your contract" for more information.


Program Sites

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


Logistical Resources