BELC scholarships in France available for current teachers and administrators wishing to become teacher trainers

What are BELC trainings ?

The BELC training, organized by France Education International (formerly known as CIEP) are intensive courses offered to teacher trainers every year on the campus of the Université de Nantes. BELC (Bureau pour l'Enseignement de la Langue et de la Civilisation Françaises) trainings are intensive professional courses focused on four main objectives: improving instruction, improving training, improving evaluation, and improving classroom management.

This summer, the Embassy of France in the United States will sponsor 3 participants to attend these intensive trainings, from Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 22, 2022.

Please see below for eligibility criteria, application, and other important details. Use the link below to apply for the scholarship; please note that all applicants must use a Google account to submit their application.

Apply to the BELC scholarship

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3 grants offered in 2022

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Eligibility criteria

- Currently engaging in teacher training activities or looking to lead such activities in the future

- Must be an American citizen or permanent resident (French nationals may not apply for the BELC grants) 

- Must have intermediate proficiency level in French (at least C1* level on the CEFR scale) 

- Those who have received a grant from the French government within the last three years are not eligible to apply. 

*C1 level speakers can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning; express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions; use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes and produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Grant details

Each BELC grant includes:

  • Waiver of BELC application / training attendance fees 
  • Round-trip train tickets from Paris to Nantes
  • Housing and meals in French host families or on campus
  • Financial aid in the amount of $600 USD for international flights from city of residence to Paris and back
  • Financial aid in the amount of $200 to cover additional expenses such as taxis, bus tickets, etc.