This month, the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) opened to prospective applicants for the 2015-2016 school year. TAPIF provides the opportunity for French speakers under the age of 30 to work in France for seven months, teaching English to students of varying age groups in public schools.

Every year, metropolitan France and overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion welcome over 1,100 Teaching Assistants to teach in their public schools. By placing native English speakers in the classroom, TAPIF aims to strengthen English language instruction in schools. Through TAPIF, participants have the ability to earn great teaching experience, improve their French and English communication skills, and immerse themselves in the rich culture of France. Those interested in applying should visit Applications must be submitted by January 15, 2015.