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Two-week Stays in UK and Irish Schools for Teachers

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 14 November 2022 > Pedagogy

If you'd like to brush up on your English and discover different teaching techniques, you can apply to spend two weeks teaching and observing in a school in the UK or Ireland, whether you are a language or DNL teacher.

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: Austria, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain.)

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 2023-24 school year, you must be registered before 12 May 2023.

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.