Teaching Assistant Program in France -Application for 2024-2025


The Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) is one the Cultural Services of the French Embassy’s longest running and most sought-after programs. Each year, TAPIF places around 1,300 Americans into French public schools to work as English language teaching assistants for 12 hours a week.

TAPIF works with France Éducation international (FEI) to place language assistants in classrooms of all ages across metropolitan France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and La Réunion. The seven-month contracts, which can be renewed twice (consecutively or not), enable young adults to gain valuable classroom experience, improve their French language skills, and immerse themselves in the francophone world. TAPIF is the American iteration of the worldwide Programme des Assistants de langue en France managed by FEI.


Apply here, being sure to follow application instructions found here. Applications open mid-October and close mid-January each year.

Visit eligibility and frequently asked questions here.

Contract Length

All teaching contracts last 7 months, from October 1st through April 30th.

Short-term contracts, summer contracts, and alternative start dates are NOT available. Following their contract end date many participants choose to exit the Schengen Zone before the date on their visa and may return to France to spend a total of 3 additional months in France/Europe as tourists the summer.

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By Kelly McSergi
Kelly McSergi Assistant Director of Employer Relations