In this section, you can find out more about programmes allowing teachers and school staff to train or teach abroad for short-term (2 weeks) or long-term (1 year) stays. There are also grants for pupils, which aim to foster the school partnerships between France and Great Britain and promote cultural and language exchanges.
Programme Jules Verne
The “Programme Jules Verne” enables French teachers from primary and secondary schools to train or to teach abroad for one year. This programme allows French teachers to discover a different educational system and develop new pedagogical, cultural and linguistic skills.
The CIEP offers two-week professional stays in a European school, aimed at secondary MFL and non-linguistic subject teachers working in French schools. Such short and flexible stay allow the teacher to observe new educational methods, discover a new educational system and develop linguistic skills.
Erasmus + Programme
The “Erasmus + Programme” allows academic and administrative staff to train or to teach in another European country. Funding is available to cover travel expenses.
The Quality for French as a Foreign Language label
The Quality for French as a Foreign Language label, awarded since 2007 by the French government, ensures quality language training over a hundred certified centres in France.
In Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4, two grants are available to foster the school partnerships between France and Great Britain and promote cultural and language exchanges.
The Lefèvre Trust offers a grant of £5,000 per school for students aged between 11 and 19.
The Charles de Gaulle Trust offers a grant of £5,000 per school for students aged between 17 and 19.
The partner schools must fill in the same application form in French and in English, and must send it to the British Council.