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What is the TAPIF Program for teaching English in France?
- The TAPIF Program, short for Teaching Assistant Program in France, is a government initiative that places applicants into French state schools to work as teaching assistants. The program provides a great opportunity to live and work in a country where long-stay visas can be difficult to secure for non-EU citizens. For those who meet the necessary criteria, the TAPIF Program could be the perfect way to fulfill your dream of living and working in France.
- The program is open to those aged between 20 and 35. Participants work 12 hours per week in up to three different elementary or secondary schools for a period of seven months, running from October 1st to April 30th. During the application process you can submit preferences for where you would like to be assigned, but your destination cannot be guaranteed. The majority are located on the French mainland, while a few positions are also available in the overseas regions of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Réunion. Each position comes with a work visa that is valid for the length of the contract, plus health insurance and a monthly stipend of 790 euro.
- Acceptance onto the program is by no means guaranteed. Each applicant?s suitability is evaluated via the following criteria:
- French language skills (a level equivalent to B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is required)
- Level of university education
- Previous teaching experience
- Experience working with children
- Experience living abroad
- TEFL/TESOL qualification (not compulsory but highly beneficial)
How to Apply
- 500 word ?statement of purpose? in French
- Scan of valid passport
- Scan of university transcripts
- Language evaluation from university French professor
- Letter of recommendation from academic or professional
- $60 USD application fee