Short Teaching Stays in the UK and Ireland

Posted by Speakeasy News > Saturday 28 November 2020 > Pedagogy

After so long cooped up, it's time to think of travel! If you teach English in secondary school, you can apply to spend two weeks teaching and observing in a school in the UK or Ireland.


France éducation international (formerly the CIEP ) gives teachers possibility to spend two weeks in UK or Ireland to practise and reinforce their knowledge by observing and teaching in a school. The scheme gives priority to English teachers, or those teaching DNL (discipline non linguistique) classes in English, but is also open to other teachers. (And the same goes for other European languages and countries.)

The two weeks need to be at the time of school holidays – one week in holiday time, the other in teaching time. Candidates who are selected receive a 600-euro grant, and can also apply for an Erasmus travel grant, to help with costs.

Welcoming an English-speaking Colleague
And if you can't travel yourself, why not invite an English-speaking colleague to come to your school? It's good exposure to authentic English for your pupils, and chance to exchange ideas and techniques for you and your colleagues.

Either option can provide a great opportunity to create or develop a class exchange programme with another school.

How to Apply
For a departure in the 2021-22 school year, you must be registered before 14 Mai 2021.

If you want to receive a colleague, the deadline for registration is 31 May.

For information, and detailed downloadable documents, about exchanges, as well as online registration, go to the France éducation international website.