Scholarships in France available for current teachers of FLE and DLI

Thanks to the generous support of the Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d'Amérique (SPFFA), we are excited to inform you that 20 more scholarships (for a total of 25) will be offered for teachers of French as a foreign language attending the CAVILAM program in Vichy!

Summer scholarship opportunities sponsored by the Embassy offer funding for American teachers to attend short training sessions in France during the month of July: 25 positions will be offered for teachers of French as a foreign language at CAVILAM French Alliance in the town of Vichy; and 5 positions for teachers of Dual Language & Immersion programs at CLA (Centre de Langues Appliquées) in the town of Besançon. The Embassy of France in the United States and the SPFFA sponsors selected participants to attend these trainings. The Cultural Services of the French Embassy are grateful to the SPFFA for their generous support.


Upcoming Summer Scholarship Opportunities

Please see below for eligibility criteria, application, and other important details.

Applications will be received through the links below. Please note that applicants must use a Google account to submit their application.


Stage CAVILAM

« Enseigner le FLE aujourd'hui : culture, société et nouvelles tendances »

in Vichy, from July 4-15, 2022

25 scholarships will be offered for teachers of French as a world language with an excellent French level (B1 minimum)

Apply to the CAVILAM scholarship in Vichy


Stage CLA

« Enseignement bilingue francophone »

in Besançon, from July 8-18, 2022

5 scholarships will be offered for established teachers of French in dual-language or immersion classes with an excellent French level (B2 minimum)

Click here to apply to the CLA scholarship in Besançon


Stage CARLA (en ligne)

Multiple training offers with the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) online: See here for training offers

Online, different periods from June 21-July 29, 2022

4 scholarships will be offered for upcoming teachers of French in dual-language or immersion classes

Click here to apply for the online CARLA scholarships


Eligibility 

- Applicants must currently hold a full time position as a teacher of French or a teacher in a French dual language or immersion program

- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. French nationals are not eligible to apply.

- Those who have received a grant from the French Government over the last 3 years may not apply for grants in 2022.

- Applicants must have at least an intermediate level of proficiency in French (at least B1* level on the CEFR scale for teachers of French as a foreign language; at least B2** level on the CEFR scale for teachers in bilingual programs)

*B1 level is equivalent to the Intermediate High level on the ACTFL scale         

**B2 level is equivalent to the Advanced Low level on the ACTFL scale


Summer Training Grant Details 

Each selected grantee receives:

  • Waiver of fees for the 2-week training
  • Round-trip train tickets from Paris to Vichy or Besançon
  • 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.
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