October 13, 2013

Scholarship Opportunity for Prospective Dual-Language French Teachers

The current demand for Bilingual French Teachers creates an unprecedented opportunity for students who study Bilingual Education to have numerous job opportunities available to them once they become certified bilingual teachers. There are currently six elementary schools and two middle schools in the New York City Public School System with Dual-Language Programs. This demand is only expected to grow in the near future, creating endless opportunities for qualified and enthusiastic students-teachers.

There are several $5,000 scholarships available, made possible by generous donations from the Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d'Amérique, the Embassy of France, NewYorkinFrench.net, and individual donors. These scholarships are for candidates enrolled in Master's or Certificate Program in Bilingual Education who plan on teaching in a French-English Dual-Language Program in NYC after obtaining their degree and/or certifications. Please direct all questions and inquiries to education at frenchculture dot org.

Teacher's Requirements:
1) Proper documentation to work in the US
2) New York State Teaching Certification (out-of-state certifications must be transferrable)
3) Bilingual Extension Teaching Certification
4) Fluency in both French and English

Application Requirements:
1) Must show proof of acceptance into a Bilingual Education Master's or Certificate leading to NY State certification in French-English Dual-Language education within two months after application deadline.
2) Must be eligible to teach in a Dual-Language Program after graduation (see Teacher's Requirements)
3) Personal statement (in French) answering the following question: Pourquoi souhaitez-vous enseigner dans les classes bilingues de NY ?
4) Undergraduate transcript (unofficial)
5) Letter of recommendation (in French preferred)

Deadline: November 1, 2013

Please send all application materials to education at frenchculture dot org.
Download the brochure: http://frenchculture.org/sites/default/files/scholarship_brochure_mb_.pdf

JNCL-NCLIS NewsBrief October 10, 2013. (rhanson@languagepolicy.org, 10 Oct 2013).

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