What is the French Language Assistants programme?

French Language Assistants Programme offers a unique opportunity to Indian academic institutions to host a French native student (Under-Graduate or Post-Graduate) to create a dynamic learning environment for their students.

Duration of the posting

The French Language Assistants are posted in Indian institutions for a period of 9 months.

(1 August to 30 April next year).

Duties of French Language Assistants

The French Language Assistants provide assistance to students to improve their performance in French (focusing on oral proficiency), enrich their knowledge of French culture and civilisation by conducting classroom activities, initiating/encouraging language groups and taking part in the organisation of student exchange programmes etc.

Please Note: The French Language Assistants are not full-time teachers and do not replace any Indian faculty member.

Which Indian institution may partner to be a part of this programme?

The host Indian institution is either of the following:

  • a secondary school
  • a University offering general French course for beginners as an optional subject
  • a University French language department offering specialisation in French language and culture (B.A French, M.A French)
  • conducts French language activities focusing on oral proficiency
  • conducts cultural activities with the students
  • organises sessions on higher studies opportunities in France
  • participates in the evaluation process of the students
  • does not replace an Indian faculty

The host institution can provide the French Assistant with

  • 12 to 20 hours of weekly interaction time with the students
  • a monthly allowance of Rs. 44,000/-
  • furnished accommodation with a kitchen
  • 3 week holidays during the total 9-month stay of the Assistant

Profile of the French Language Assistant

The profile of the French Assistant varies as per the needs of the host Indian academic institution

The common profile of a French Assistant is
French national
Between 22 and 35 years of age

Student in any one of the following streams:

  • FLE (French as a foreign language),
  • Bachelor/Master of Education
  • Linguistics
  • Humanities
  • Geography, History, Information-Communication, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Ethnology, Journalism, etc.

The role of the French Assistant is to improve the oral proficiency of the students in French and to enrich their knowledge of the French culture. The Assistant shall work with the support of the French language faculty of the host institution and may conduct classroom sessions in consultation with the faculty members of the host institution.

The French Assistant being a young student can actively encourage the students to express orally and bring an interesting approach to the learning process by introducing socio-cultural themes which may interest the students.

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