Teaching Exchanges

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 28 February 2018 > Pedagogy

As the days start getting longer again, 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.


The CIEP - Centre international d'études pédagogiques – 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 400-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 2018-19 school year, you must be registered before 25 March 2018.

If you want to receive a colleague, the deadline for registration is 1 April.

For information, and detailed downloadable documents, about exchanges, go to the CIEP website.

You can also go directly to the online registration page of the CIEP website.