CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Recruitment of Language Assistants

Are you a Kenyan French student and would like to become an English Language Assistant in France for 7 months?
We are delighted to announce that Kenya is the first country in the Sub-Saharan region (after South Africa) to join the English teaching assistants programme, from the French Ministry of Education.
Kenya is now eligible for the "International Assistants in France" programme. The recruitment campaign began on October 3, 2018.

The recruitment campaign for English language assistants in France for the 2019-2020 school year is now open until 11th February 2019.
About 50 English assistant positions in metropolitan France and the French Overseas Communities are offered to Kenyan students for the 2019-2020 academic year.

What is it?

For the first year, a group of Kenyan students will go to France to work as English teaching assistants in French primary or secondary schools for seven months, sponsored by the Embassy of France and the French ministry of national education.


This program is designed to give Kenyan students the opportunity to discover a new region and culture by working alongside an English teacher in a French school environment. It is not aimed at experienced teachers, and whether or not students intend to become language teachers, it is a fantastic opportunity to gain seven months of international professional experience.

This program is open to students of all disciplines who can demonstrate a competence in French, and who are seeking to increase their linguistic and cultural proficiency.

50 Positions are available to Kenyan nationals.

What is the Role of the Assistant ?

  • Participate in language training for students in and out of class. Leading study on themes of civilization and, in general, aiming to interest students and teachers in the language and culture of Kenya.
  • Provide help in the classroom with oral and written English for small groups of students. Working either with a teacher in their class, or leading a variety of exercises with a small group of students, or conducting a variety of activities outside of school hours, accompanying the teachers. The assistant will be expected to organize oral expression activities on their own with small groups of students or to work alongside the supervising teacher with the whole class.
  • Provide linguistic and cultural assistance to teachers. The assistant can help the teachers on many extra occasions: visits, exchanges, exhibitions, drama groups, publication of a newspaper, school correspondence, club activities, creation of didactic material.

How much ?

A seven month contract from October 1 2019 until April 30 2020.
A 12 hour per week schedule. Net monthly allowance: around € 794


Candidates must be KENYAN citizens. Permanent residents are not eligible.
Candidates must be between 20 and 35 years of age at the time of taking up their positions
Candidates must have completed their secondary education in KENYA.
Candidates must be enrolled at an KENYAN university at the time of application. Candidates must have completed at least two years of university studies.
A minimum Level B1 in French is required
Candidates must be native English speakers.
Candidates should preferably be single, as the salary of an assistant is not adequate to support dependents.


Applications must be completed online by Friday February 11th, 2019.
Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

You will find all the information on the guide for language assistants in France


For any supplementary information or questions, kindly get in touch with

Dernière modification : 19/12/2018

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