Welcome a French Teacher in your school and/or come visit a school in France.
The Teacher Professional Visits program, funded by the French Ministry of Education, was designed as a mobility tool to develop cooperation between European Schools. The program allows French teachers to visit schools in Europe for a two-week stay; European teachers can also visit a school in France for two to four weeks. Since 2009, hundreds of teachers have travelled from/to France.
Eight countries are currently involved: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom.
Why participate in our programme?
- Strengthen your foreign language skills and those of your students;
- Discover a different educational system (observe different teaching practices, give joint lessons with your French counterpart…);
- Develop partnerships and student exchanges;
- Create your own programme with your host school (dates of stay, contents…).
Welcoming a French Teacher
Modern Language teachers working in secondary schools are priority candidates. The teachers receive a mobility grant amounting to 400 € to help them finance their stay.
Visiting a school in France
Teachers at all levels of education are eligible.
Host schools generally provide accommodation to visiting teachers either within the school buildings or at a teacher’s.
How to apply?
The Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP) and its European partners are responsible for setting up links between schools and visiting teachers.
If you wish to apply, kindly contact the coordinator of the programme in your country:
Austria: Bundesministerium für Bildung
France: Centre international d’études pédagogiques
Germany: Pädagogischer Austauschdienst der Kultusministerkonferenz
Italy: Ministerio dell’Istruzione, Università e Ricerca
Ireland: Department of Education and Skills
Portugal: Direção-Geral da Educação
Spain: Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte
The United Kingdom: The CIEP is your dedicated contact.