University of Portland students awarded teaching assistantships in France

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May 22, 2015

University of Portland French studies students Britta Geisler, Rubama Nasir, and Julia Maynard have been granted teaching assistantships in France, according to French instructor Trudie Booth, international languages and cultures. The assistantships are sponsored by the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services office of the French Embassy, and are meant to give eligible French majors the opportunity to teach English in French elementary and high schools. 

Approximately 1,500 teaching assistant positions are available each year for American citizens and permanent residents of the United States to teach English in France. The initiative aims to strengthen English language instruction in French primary and secondary schools by establishing a native speaker presence. The program also provides future teachers of French in the U.S. with excellent teaching experience and first-hand knowledge of French language and culture.

For more information contact Madame Booth at 503.943.7250 or, or go to


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