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10 Fulbright/French Government English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
7 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

The Fulbright Commission and the International Agency of the French Ministry of Education, the Centre International d'Etudes Pédagogiques (CIEP), offer up to 10 awards for Fulbright English Teaching Assistants to France.  These 10 Fulbright ETA awards are part of the general French Government English Teaching Assistantship program, and are enhanced with an additional monthly stipend, a housing allowance where applicable, Fulbright enrichment programs, and guidance.

One of the 10 awards will be given for the Fulbright/French Government English Teaching-EducationUSA Advising Assistantship. The grantee will be placed in one of the five partner high schools located in the Paris suburbs and at the Fulbright Commission's EducationUSA Advising Center. In addition to 12 hours of teaching per week at the high school, the grantee will spend up to 20 hours per week advising French students on studying in the U.S. and participating in EducationUSA outreach activities, which will take the place of an independent research/study project.  Applicants are asked to specify the English Teaching-EducationUSA Advising Assistantship in their Abstract, and to describe in the Statement of Grant Purpose why they are interested in this opportunity: for example, experience with or desire to learn more about international education and student exchange. For more information on the EducationUSA Advising Center and its activities, see http://educationusa.state.gov/.

For further information on the French Government Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF), please consult the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. website:  http://highereducation.frenchculture.org/teach-in-france

Grant Period

7 Months

Grants will begin on October 1 through April 30.

Grantees will be required to attend a mandatory 1- to 2-day in-country orientation in late September or early October, and a 2-day mid-year conference in February (organized by the Fulbright Commission in France).

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

For the 10 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships, applicants at all degree levels will be considered. However, master's-level candidates with experience working in a multi-cultural environment are preferred. Candidates with the ability to incorporate extra-curricular activities (e.g., musical, artistic, and/or athletic skills) in their classroom to enhance the intercultural aspects of the program and the students' learning experience should discuss this in their Statement of Grant Purpose. Preference will be given to individuals with career interests in teaching. Candidates must also satisfy the eligibility requirements of the French Government Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF).

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Required - Intermediate

Additional Information: French language proficiency is strongly recommended. In the Fulbright online application system, applicants should include "Form 7: Language Self-Evaluation" and "Form 8: A Foreign Language Evaluation by a professional language instructor," in relation to their language proficiency.

Placement Type

Secondary School

Grantees are placed in high schools in priority education areas, which are defined in terms of socioeconomic backgrounds (underprivileged populations). The schools in these areas qualify for special support, particularly in terms of equipment, i.e., computers, resource centers, sports facilities, etc. Students typically come from multicultural backgrounds and face personal and academic challenges. The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) program aims to provide these populations with an opportunity to have direct contact with native English-speakers.

Grantees will be placed as assistant teachers in English classes at French high schools that have been carefully chosen by the Fulbright Commission. Teaching assistants will be involved with assisting teachers in the fields of English language studies, history, geography, and American studies. ETA duties will be approximately 12 hours per week. Grantees will work with teachers in providing guidance on vocabulary and conversation practice linked to their high school track of studies.

Grantees will be offered the opportunity to participate in community service, including the Commission's outreach efforts on higher education in the U.S.

For a detailed description of an ETA assignment, please consult the CIEP website:  http://www.ciep.fr/assistants-langue-france

Fulbright ETA alumni testimonies - https://laureatscommissionfrancoamericaine.wordpress.com/

Ineligibility

Grantees may not hold dual U.S.-French citizenship and must also meet the eligibility requirements for the French Government Teaching Assistant Program in France: http://frenchhighereducation.org/teaching-assistant-program/prospective-applicants/eligibility

Special Application Instructions

If you are interested in the Fulbright/French Government English Teaching-EducationUSA Advising Assistantship, you must include this title in your Abstract: "English Teaching-EducationUSA Advising Assistantship," and describe your qualifications for this role in your Statement of Grant Purpose. Applicants who express interest in this program will also be considered for one of the regular Fulbright/French Government English Teaching Assistantships awards.

Note on Non-Fulbright Government Teaching Assistantships

The French Government Teaching Assistant Program in France is administered by the French Ministry of Education and its international agency, the Centre International d'Etudes Pédagogiques (CIEP), in coordination with the French Embassy in Washington, D.C.  Candidates who apply for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program must also submit a separate application to the French government's TAPIF program in order to be considered. 

To submit a separate TAPIF application, please visit the following website:

Website: http://highereducation.frenchculture.org/teach-in-france 

TAPIF Application Deadline: January 15th

Contact: Natalie Cox, assistant.washington-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright-france.org/en

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Charlotte Goodwin

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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.