Benefit from our expertise…

Teacher training students are managed and taught by experienced FFL teachers, teaching at the Alliance française de Bruxelles-Europe. Immersion and practice in classrooms, modules and practical workshops punctuate the course. Thus, you can practice know-how learned during your training whilst taking charge of a class of French students at our premises.

…and our premises dedicated to FFL!

Throughout the duration of your training, you will have access to the espace Jean-Pierre de Launoit, our Resource Centre entirely dedicated to learning and teaching of FFL. There you will find over 6,000 references in the French language and in FFL: comic books, newspapers, magazines, manuals, audio books, DVDs, etc.

In partnership with the alliance française Paris-Ile-De-France

When you train with us, your will benefit from the experience of teachers from the Alliance française Paris-Ile-de-France (AFPIF) who will teach some of your classes. Our diploma is also recognised by the AFPIF.

And with the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL)

At the end of your teacher training, a partnership will enable you to obtain skills validation for certain materials of the Masters in FFM at UCL, after consideration of your application. The Masters at UCL concerned are the Masters in French and Roman language and literature (general orientation, educational purposes, or FFL orientation, specialist orientation) and the Masters in Modern Languages and Literature (general orientation, specialised orientation in FFL-ROGE).

Student profile

Our training is dedicated to any person of French mother tongue wishing to teach French as a Foreign Language (FFL) independently and/or in associations or private organisations in Belgium and abroad. Our training is aimed at students in initial training, as well as professionals in continuous training.

Training Structure

The training is divided by two sessions (October-February & March-June). The access to the second session is only granted if the student passes the exams of the first session.


  • Modules and practical workshops (250 hours)

  • General education of FFL
  • Cultural skills and cultural teaching
  • Grammar method
  • Phonetics
  • Teaching techniques, learning techniques, observations and class practical sessions
  • Grammar refresher
  • Certifications
  • French for Specific Purposes - Europe
  • Mind map for teaching/learning FFL
  • Information session about the training outlets
  • The lesson 0
  • Behavioral teaching (role-play situations, stimulations, global simulations
  • Intercultural management
  • Body and voice in interaction
  • Behavioral teaching (group dynamics)
  • How to teach with songs?
  • How to teach with pictures?
  • How to teach with videos?
  • Practical works on TV5MONDE documentaries
  • Orality in written productions
  • Teaching of FFL in an action-orientated manner
  • The flipped classroom approach
  • Teaching literature
  • Motion education
  • How to examine oral skills?
  • Camera in FFL classroom
  • Conflict management
  • Digital teaching (Saison method): grammar
  • Digital teaching (Saison method): education
  • TIC and teaching/learning of FFL
  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Tablets

  • Classroom observation and immersion (from 40 to 80 hours depending on your availability)
  • Class practice (from 6 to 7 hours depending on your availability)
  • Voltaire Certificate: The programme includes a preparation to the Voltaire Certificate test. The students take the test during their training. Find out more on the Voltaire Certificate

Training calendar

Between 300 and 340 hours of training from October to June (excluding personal work: approximately 200 hours)

  • Courses and workshops:
    • From 6.30pm to 8/8.30pm from Monday to Thursday
    • For three weeks, full-time in November (14-18 November 2016), January (9-13 January 2017) and April (24-28 April 2017)
  • Internships: weekdays, mornings, afternoons or evenings, depending on your availability.
  • N.B. Training will not take place on Belgian legal holidays and during the closure periods of the Alliance française de Bruxelles-Europe. Please consult our closure periods.

Diplomas awarded (if successful)

Depending on results, the course leads to the award of the DPAFB (Diplôme du Professorat de l’Alliance française de Bruxelles-Europe – Teacher Training Diploma of the Alliance française de Bruxelles-Europe), a diploma recognised by the Alliance française de Paris-Ile-de-France.


  • Teacher of FFL in associations or private organisations: Alliances françaises, language schools in Belgium, language institutes worldwide, public institutions for newcomers, etc.
  • Independent teacher of FFL: home schooling, distance-learning
  • Continuing studies, Masters in FFL

N.B. The DPAFB does not guarantee employment. If you are targeting an establishment in Belgium or abroad, we strongly advise you to obtain information from them on their recruitment requirements.


“One of the main advantages of these courses is found in alternating theoretical lessons and internships which enabled me to gradually familiarise myself with the teaching profession, under the supervision of an experienced teacher. The skills I acquired allowed me to face a demanding class of young diplomats working in Brussels, in an autonomous, creative manner, tailored to their professional requirements.”