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University of Burgundy

Language assistants

Teach French and help professors in secondary education and universities.


If French is your native language or you speak fluent French you could go abroad to teach French as a language assistant in a secondary school or college, or work as a language assistant in a partner university.


If you want to work as a French language assistant abroad, you can apply to the Centre international d'études pédagogiques - CIEP (International centre of pedagogical studies).

How to apply?

  • Take a look at the CIEP website where you will find all of the information about the programme, the details about how to apply, eligibility, inscriptions and the conditions for working. The registration period is normally open between the end of October and the end of February.
  • Contact the responsible person at the University of Burgundy who manages the programme for the language of the host country. This will be a teacher from Languages and Communication Faculty, no matter which faculty the student is in.

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If you have any questions please contact the correspondents at the University of Burgundy or at CIEP.

You must be registered as a student at the University of Burgundy when submitting your application in order to finalise your application. During your year abroad you can register at the university if you wish. This will allow you to keep your student status and French social security, but you are not obliged to register at a French higher education institution.


Go abroad in the framework of a university cooperation agreement


uB students who have completed their 3rd year of studies, or who are master students, can work as a university language assistant in a partner university with a cooperation agreement.

There are several agreements which are mainly dedicated to languages and communications students, particularly with American and Canadian universities. These agreements allow students to work as a university language assistant and sometimes also give them the opportunity to take courses within the host university, or even complete a degree.

To find out more about the application process and the representatives at uB, please contact Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. in the English department at Faculty of Languages and Communication.

Going abroad without a uB cooperation agreement


If you cannot go abroad with a university cooperation agreement, or if you want to practise another language, you can directly contact the universities that interest you and where you wish to work as a university language assistant.

To find potential ideas you can take a look at the website Euroguidance or contact the cultural services of the country's embassy who will be able to provide you with the details for such establishments.

Worried that French is not your native language or your level of French is not good enough to work as a French language assistant? Contact the relevant authorities and organizations in your own county to see if similar possibilities exist to work as a language assistant of your native language.

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