What is the TAPIF Program for Teaching English in France? [Updated for 2019]

An Overview of the TAPIF Assistantship Program for Americans to Teach English in France

By Paige Lee

NOTE: This article was originally published on March 2, 2015.  After direct consultation with the French Embassy in the U.S., this article was updated for new information in April 2019 regarding the 2019-2020 TAPIF Program.

TAPIF, which stands for Teaching Assistance Program In France, is a program run by the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services of The French Embassy that places Americans between 20-35 years of age as assistant English teachers in elementary and secondary schools throughout France. Though similar programs are offered for Canadians and other English speakers, TAPIF is specifically for Americans who want to teach English in France.