French Graduate Teaching Assistantships

The French Studies Program offers qualified full-time graduate students the opportunity to earn valuable teaching experience and professional pedagogical development through Graduate Teaching Assistantships. These competitive awards provide students with full tuition scholarships, a living stipend of $8,000.00, and an intensive training program for teaching French as a second language at the university level.

GTAs are given the opportunity to teach a language class each semester with the full support of our French pedagogy specialists. In addition to taking a focused Teaching Practicum in the first semester, GTAs are given frequent feedback on their teaching, and become an important part of the French Program teaching team.

Graduate applicants interested in applying for this competitive scholarship should indicate so in the Statement of Purpose essay that accompanies the graduate application, and must take the Advanced Competency Exam in French as soon as possible. Please contact Christiane Reese at 297-3862 / to schedule the exam.

In order to receive and maintain this academic award, students must maintain full-time student status (= 9 credits per semester).

All full-time students , including international students, are eligible to apply for this award.