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Internship: teaching French as a foreign language

The Embassy of France offers a nine month contract for a selected South African student to do his/her practical within the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) of South Africa. The programme will start on the 1st of January 2013 and it will end on the 30th of November 2013. The French government will provide a monthly allowance. The intern is to work for 18 hours per week for the DIRCO. She/he will take part in activities of the host institutions while working more particularly on a project assigned to him/her by the Cooperation Attaché for French Language at the French Embassy in line with the needs of the beneficiary institution. Applications will be received until 31st of October 2012.


  • to teach 6 hours per week at the Diplomatic Academy,
  • to develop course content based on specific objectives set by the DIRCO in conjunction with the technical advisor; the trainee is to work closely with the DIRCO team of trainers, and to develop activities on the elearning.alliance.org.za platform (6 hours per week).
  • to promote the language Laboratory of the Language Unit to the DIRCO trainees and to facilitate the social network www.languagetraining.ning.com (6 hours)


  • theoretical and practical knowledge in teaching French as a Foreign Language,
  • good knowledge of French (B2 level),
  • knowledge of the e-learning and language laboratory tools (social network, interactive boards)

Send a CV (2 pages maximum) and a cover letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
No personal document will be returned. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interview.


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