Become an English language teaching assistant in New Caledonia!

Application deadline: 14 September 2015

Dear colleagues,

The application deadline for the English language teaching assistant program in New Caledonia is in less than a week: applications are due by 14 September 2015! I would be grateful if you could pass on the following information to your students as this program is a wonderful opportunity to discover New Caledonia, immerse oneself in its culture, perfect one’s language skills, and gain valuable professional experience.

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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