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Jul 26
Chocolat Riverside Park Pier I 500 West 70th Street, New York
Film Series
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Teaching Assistant

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Current Assistants

Congratulations on being selected to participate in the Teaching Assistant Program in France! Please follow the links below to find more information and useful websites for the program, including general program-related sites, information about your "démarches administratives", and teaching resources for the classroom.

You will find a lot of useful information in the 2019-2020 American Assistant Handbook and in the 2018-2019 CIEP Guide de l'assistant de langue en France. (2019-2020 CIEP Guide coming soon)

The teaching contract officially begins on October 1st and ends on April 30th. Most assistants arrive in France in mid- to late September in order to have some time to get settled in their area before beginning their assignment.

Current language assistants can apply for a contract renewal through the CIEP. Renewal is contingent upon a positive review from the host institution, whether or not the assistant wishes to remain at his or her host institution or be transferred to another school or académie, amongst other factors. Please visit the CIEP website and click "Renewal of your contract" for more information.

Program Sites

Ministère de l’Education
Centre international d’études pédagogiques
Official MEN text about « assistants de langue »

Logistical Resources

Visa Procedure

OFII Registration Procedure
Explanation of OFII Registration Procedure
Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration
OFII Form 

Caisse d’Allocations Familiales

Health Insurance
We advise all assistants to also seek travel insurance or a supplementary health insurance plan while they are in France, as sécurité sociale coverage does not cover travel outside of France or repatriation, and is only active between October 1st and April 30th of the contract year. We also suggest that you obatin a mutelle. 
Sécurité sociale : L’Assurance maladie
Mutuelle Générale de l’Education Nationale (top-up health insurance)

Teaching Resources

U.S. Department of State Materials for Teaching and Learning English
British Council Learn English
Emilangues: List of English Teaching Sites by Subject
Emilangues: English Teaching Resources
English Label Me! Printouts
ePals Pen Pals

Secondary School
ESL Site
Breaking News English

Primary School
PBS Kids
Primary Resources

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