Become an English Language Teaching Assistant in New Caledonia [fr]

The Vice Rectorate of New Caledonia will offer four English Language Assistant positions in 2016. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover New Caledonia and its culture, and to improve your French language skills.


The application deadline for the 2016 campaign for the English Language Assistant positions in New Caledonia is now closed. Applications for the 2017 intake will open in June 2016.


This program is aimed at students who intend to become French or English language teachers, or teachers with little to no experience. It is not meant for experienced teachers.


Candidates must be Australian citizens. Permanent residents are not eligible.

Candidates must be between 20 and 35 years of age at the time of taking up their positions (from 21 March 2016). They should also preferably be single, as the salary of an assistant is not adequate to support dependents.

Candidates must be enrolled at university at the time of application, and they must have completed at least two years of university studies.

Minimum Level B1 in French is required (see the Cadre européen commun de références pour les langues).

Role of the Assistant

Tasks to be carried out by the assistant include:

  • Providing help in the classroom in oral and written English with small groups of students for 12 hours every week.
  • Providing linguistic and cultural assistance to teachers.
  • Making recordings on tape for the audio-visual resources of the school’s library.


  • Length: 7 months - from 21 March 2016 to 21 October 2016
  • A 12-hour per week schedule
  • Net monthly allowance: 1529 € (182 000 F CFP)

Applications must reach the Embassy by close of business on 16 September 2016

Send to:

Eleanor Harley
Embassy of France
Higher Education Office - English Language Assistants in New Caledonia
6 Perth Avenue
ACT 2600

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please ensure all copies are collated and stapled together and that there are no loose sheets or photos with your application.

NB: Cancellation of an appointment, except for valid medical or family reasons (certificate required) will disqualify the candidate from applying the following year.

Once selected - what’s next

Information will be available once the selection has been made.

Please consider applying for the English language assistantship program in Metropolitan France and Overseas Departments or in Wallis-and-Futuna

If you have any questions, please send an email to:

Dernière modification : 17/11/2015

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