La Rentrée in full swing !


Bonjour à tous,

Je profite de ce premier Bulletin éducatif pour me présenter, en tant que nouveau chargé de mission éducative et linguistique au Service culturel du Consulat général de France à Boston.

Je tiens tout d'abord à vous remercier pour votre engagement à tous en faveur de la langue française en Nouvelle-Angleterre.
N'hésitez à me solliciter pour toute question, ou idée que vous souhaiteriez partager, je suis à votre entière disposition pour vous aider de quelque manière que ce soit.

Je me réjouis de travailler avec vous pour faire vivre la langue française en Nouvelle-Angleterre.

A très bientôt,

Noah Ouellete


The Academy of Lyon (an administrative region in France with over 800,000 students) is seeking American schools who would be interested in promoting student exchanges in the framework of their program 'Mobility Path'. The program is a penpal based model which includes a 4-week homestay in the partner school's city.

Participing students must have a proficient level in French, and be willing to both go to France, and host a French student in the United States. Participating schools must sign a contract to establish the specific modalites of the exchange. The agreement does not require the entire French class to participate in this exchange, only interested students! During their one-month in France, students will take classes at the partner school.

Please contact Emmanuelle Gourmoux (emmanuelle.gourmoux@ac-lyon.fr) to begin this process, and click 'Read more' below.

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Apply by January 15th, 2020

The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,500 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of France such as French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. The American cohort is part of the larger Assistants de langue en France program, which recruits 4,500 young educators from 60 countries to teach 15 languages annually in France.

Please find the application link here: https://www.tapif.org/index.html and reach out to Erin Glaser (erin.glaser@ambafrance-us.org) with any questions.


Are you interested in an immersion experience in a Francophone country to improve your French skills ? The city of Montpelier, France provides a unique opporuntity to do so, with over twenty French language schools, and easy access to the Mediterranean just a few miles away. Please click on 'Read more' for a description of their French language schools available.

The city also has a special historical connection to the 3rd American President - Thomas Jefferson. While Ambassador of the United States to France he visited a vineyard in Montpelier, and he was so impressed by the wine that he exempted it from tariffs in the United States. The vineyard stills exists and sells two wines under the name of Jefferson.

Should you require help with visa issues, searching for lodging, setting up a bank account, or other administrative issues in Montpelier, feel free to consult the following page : https://mentordesetudiants.com/

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Over the summer, Consul general Arnaud Mentré, and Maine governor Janet Mills, celebrated the inaguration of the Alliance Française of Maine, based out of Portland. The Alliance will be sharing and promoting the deep francophone roots of the state, and celebrating new French speaking arrivals from Africa. This will notably be done through a close affiliation with the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center, which shares office space with the Alliance.

If you are interested in becoming a member, attending their events, or taking French classes through them, please do so via the following link : https://afdume.org/


As a reminder from a previous newsletter, the Consulate and Burlington, Vermont Public Schools have launched a partnership to create a French immersion program.

The School District is currently working on identifying a strong pipeline of potential teachers in order to proceed. If you are in the Burlington area or would be willing to relocate there, and would be interested in teaching in an immersion context, please email superintendent@bsdvt.org.

If you are interested in becoming certified to teach in an immersion school, please email Noah Ouellette (noah.ouellette@diplomatie.gouv.fr) for information regarding scholarship opportunities via the French Consulate.

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The Youth Programs Manager is in charge of educational programs for children and teenagers within the Education Department, and occasionally in collaboration with other departments. Desired start date: immediately.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume in French to:


Melissa Albert has been teaching French at all levels at Swampscott High School since 2010. In her capacities as teacher and French Club Advisor, she has worked tirelessly to expose her students to the wonders and diversity of the Francophone world - bet it through students trips to Quebec and Europe, a pen-pal exchange with a school in Estaires, France, and raising funds for charities in Burkino Faso, Haiti, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We are deeply grateful for her commitment to promoting the French language and Francophone cultures. Félicitations Melissa!

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