SCHOLARSHIPS – In-service training in France – October 2021

In the interest of supporting continuing professional development for post-primary teachers of French, the Cultural Service of the French Embassy offers 6 scholarships to attend an in-service course in France. The in-service courses offered have enabled teachers to up-skill themselves both linguistically and pedagogically in addition to affording them opportunities to engage with other Irish teachers of French.

Deadline to apply: 1st October 2021

In-service training in France:
Cavilam -Alliance française , Vichy
1 week in October, from Monday 25th to Friday 29th


In order to maximise the benefits of a limited resource through the subsequent delivery of the French curriculum by the teacher in the classroom and the dissemination of best practice with subject colleagues, the criteria for selection are in the following order:

1- The applicant has a primary degree in French and is fully registered with the Teaching Council.
2- The applicant has a permanent whole-time position or a contract of indefinite duration (CID) for eighteen hours or more in his/her school or is on secondment from such a position.
3- The teacher has been teaching for a minimum of four years.
4- The applicant in a temporary whole-time or regular part-time position has a definite contract of employment for the following year. (Applicants in temporary whole-time or regular part-time positions who do not have a definite contract of employment at the time of application can also apply and be considered once they inform the committee that such a contract has been issued. In the event of the selection already been completed they can be considered for the waiting list).
5- A significant proportion of the applicant’s timetable is devoted to the teaching of French.
6- The applicant has not benefited from a training scholarship in France in the last four years.
7- The quality of the personal statement.

Costs and Expenses:
The scholarship covers :
The Registration fees, Social and medical insurance, and a living allowance to cover part of the teachers’ accommodation and meals, flight to France and back, train transportation from arrival airport to the CAVILAM

To be paid by the teacher: Optional cultural activities, personal expenses

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