Work in France

Université Montaigne-Bordeaux 3 (2018 Application)

Each year, two students from York University are chosen to be English language teaching assistants (lecteur-lectrice) for one academic year in Bordeaux, France, and participate in the exchange Program with l'Université Michel de Montaigne-Bordeaux 3.


  • Anglophone students having graduated by June 2018 with a BA degree from the Department of French Studies
  • Students who have already lived or studied in France may also apply
  • Minimum "B+" average in French courses (or equivalent)
  • Students from outside the Department of French Studies and with advance competence in French may also apply but are notified that, in the event of a substantial number of applications from well-qualified LA&PS/French Studies students, the latter will receive priority ranking

Conditions of Employment

The "lecteur-lectrice" will direct English conversation groups at l'Université Michel de Montaigne- Bordeaux 3 for approximately $1800 per month subject to change according to exchange rates. Salary: 1250 (euros per month) (approximately $1825.00).

Application Procedures and Inquiries

Applications require the completion of this application form by Thursday, November 23rd 4pm (online submissions ONLY). For more information, please contact Louise Morrison at, 416-736-2100 ext. 77064.

Centre international d’études pédagogiques

Would you like to work in France? Would you like to improve your level of French and your knowledge of France? Meet new people? Share your culture and language with French people? Would you like to contribute to the development of exchanges between students, teachers and pupils? Do you want to have an impact on life in a French classroom? Do you require this type of experience for your future career? Become a foreign language assistant in France!

For more information, please visit Foreign language assistants in France.

Si vous avez envie d’enseigner l’anglais en France, le Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale propose par le biais du Centre international d’études pédagogiques plus de 300 postes d’assistants d’anglais, entre le 1eroctobre et le 30 juin, aux personnes qui ont terminé deux années d’études universitaires.