Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)


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.

After completing the TAPIF program, Teaching Assistants pursue global careers in education, international business, public health, international policy and development, arts and culture administration, and more.  All TAPIF alumni gain access to generous scholarships with partner universities in the US and France for MA and PhD studies in French, Linguistics, Business, and more. 



Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 20 and 35
  • Be native English speakers
  • Be US citizens or permanent residents 
  • Have intermediate proficiency in French (B1 or higher on the CEFR Scale)

How to Apply

Apply on the TAPIF website.

Campus Contact