Become an English language teaching assistant in New Caledonia!

Applications for the English language teaching assistant program in New Caledonia are now open! This is a wonderful opportunity to discover New Caledonia, immerse yourself in its culture, perfect your language skills, and gain valuable professional experience. Please feel free to promote this opportunity to your students.


In short:

The program is aimed at students who intend to become language teachers, as well as to those who simply have a passion for everything French!

There are 4 available positions for the 2016 school year – from 21 March 2016 until 21 October 2016. The position is remunerated.



Eligibility criteria:


Candidates must be Australian citizens. Permanent residents are not eligible.

Candidates should be between 20 and 35 years of age at the time of taking up their positions (from 21 March 2016).

Candidates must be enrolled at university at the time of application, and must have completed at least two years of university studies.

Minimum Level B1 in French is required (see the Cadre européen commun de références pour les langues).



Tasks to be carried out by the assistant include:

Providing help in the classroom in oral and written English with small groups of students for 12 hours every week.

Providing linguistic and cultural assistance to teachers.

Making recordings on tape for the audio-visual resources of the school’s library.



Conditions of employment:

Length of contract: 7 months – from 21 March 2016 to 21 October 2016. The length of the contract cannot be changed. The teaching assistant enjoy the same holiday periods as the teachers and students. 

A 12-hour per week schedule. The assistant may work extra hours if choosing to participate in intensive language courses that are organised by the Vice-Rectorate in New Caledonian schools.

Positions available in secondary schools only. The assistant may be assigned to two different schools.

Net monthly allowance: about 1529 € (182 000 F CFP). Candidates should preferably be single, as the salary of an assistant is not adequate to support dependents.

Social security cover: Assistants are covered by the Caisse de Compensation des Prestations familiales des Accidents du Travail et de Prévoyance des Travailleurs de la Nouvelle-Calédonie (C.A.F.A.T.).


For further information, please visit the following link:


Application deadline: 14 September 2015



For further information, please feel free to contact:


Ariane Defreine

Assistant to the Higher Education Attaché


Embassy of France

6 Perth Avenue, Yarralumla

Canberra ACT 2600


(02) 6216 0137

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