The English language assistants programme was created between France and the United Kingdom in 1905. Since then dozens of countries have joined the agreement, including New Zealand. Be one of the thousands who have had the privilege to take part in this adventure.
Further information on the programme can be found in this brochure:
and on the below websites:
Assistantship programmes in France
Salary: After tax, an English language assistant ’s salary is 800 Euros per month (approximately $1,600)
Duration of programme and Dates: Primary schools: Seven or nine months, from 1 October to 30 June or 1 October to 30 April. Please note that most positions last nine months.
Secondary schools: Seven months, from 1 October to 30 April
Places Available: 60
Additional Information: Applicants usually get their first or second choice of "region" in France.
Applicants choose the type of school they wish to teach at (primary or secondary school)
Assistantship programmes in New Caledonia
Salary: After tax, an English language assistant’s monthly salary in Noumea is approximately 1430 euros or the equivalent amount in Pacifique Francs. In rural New Caledonian areas, it is approximately 1670 euros or the equivalent amount in Pacifique Francs.
Duration of programme and Dates: from the end of March to the end of October (seven months).
Places Available: 4
Additional Information: Positions are available in Noumea, Poindimie and Lifou (Loyalty Islands)
You may wish to enrol at a university or complete study of some kind during your assistantship. However you will not be able to have your studies recognised, as assistants must give priority to the teaching duties assigned to them by their school(s). Assistants may however study towards French qualifications during their time in the foreign country through the French National Center for Distance Learning only (visit www.cned.fr)
Salaries are higher in New Caledonia as the cost of living is higher there.
Salaries are calculated for 12 hours per week of teaching hours in small groups (8 to 15 students).
For more information:
Click here to read about former Kiwi assistants’ experiences in France
If you have any enquiries about the assistantship programme, please write to: patrick.COUSTANCE[a]diplomatie.gouv.fr in case you do not find the answer(s) to your question(s) in the information brochure or on the CIEP website (see above).