Languages and Cultures

Teaching Assistantship Program in France

Work in France!

The Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) offers students the opportunity to work in France teaching English to French students of all ages. Many CSB and SJU French majors and minors have taken advantage of this opportunity the year following graduation. Learn more here or apply here.

CSB+SJU Grads Teaching in France in 2022-23:

Ashley Dalbec ’21

(French/Secondary Ed) – Académie of Montpellier

Follow Ashley to learn more about the TAPIF program and her life in France:

Abigail Goff ’22

(Psychology major/French minor) – Académie of Amiens

Robert Karlson ’21

(French/Political Science) – Académie of Orléans-Tours

Jack Scheck ’21

(Biochemistry) – Académie of Bordeaux

Olivia Solano ’22

(French/Nutrition) – Académie of Grenoble

CSB+SJU Experiences

Read about Kyla Porter ’19 and her time in Gap, France.

Check out the TAPIF blog, Artie in Charleville, by Artie Pomerenke ’20, who is currently teaching in Charleville-Mézières.

Kaitlin Heidelberg
Caen Region

I have had such a wonderful time working for the TAPIF Program! I met lots of great people from all over the world, and also learned so much about the French culture and way of life! The teachers I worked with were all fantastic and very supportive, and it was a great (and low-pressure!) introduction to being in charge of a classroom. I would highly recommend this program for anyone interested in teaching or just living in France for a while! 

Ruth Becker
Nantes Region

I had the opportunity to live and work abroad in St. Nazaire, France through the TAPIF program. This program is a great way for me to work but also have plenty time to travel around. St. Nazaire is a small, industrial city that can claim that it has the last ship-building harbor in France, and even builds the largest cruiseliners in the world! While in St Nazaire, I split my time between two middle schools teaching English, and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the differences between American and French schools. It was great to visit more of the country and be immersed in local culture. I learned a lot, and I now feel like I have a second home abroad!

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Ana Conboy
Chair, Languages and Cultures Department
CSB Richarda P16
320-363-5754

Jennifer Schwichtenberg
Department Coordinator
CSB Richarda P38
320-363-5067
SJU Quad 253A
320-363-3093