How can I prepare for the written paper for the entrance test?
The written test comprises three parts. It aims at testing the candidates' knowledge in French. To prepare, we advise you to revise grammar and spelling to reach the best possible level of written French. We recommend the Grevisse and Sorbonne grammar texts and spelling summaries or online exercises, for example. To help you prepare for the examination, you can consult an example of the written examination for the entrance examination: annals 2015 and annexes 2015.
To be accepted on the course, do I need to sit a competition or an examination requiring a mark over 10/20?
No. Entrance to the course is via a competition for a limited number of places. A minimum mark of 60 % - 12/20 - is required to sit the oral admission examination.
What are the assessment criteria for the written examination?
The assessment criteria are those of the DALF.
How long are the results of this entrance examination valid?
The results of the written test are not valid if the candidate fails the oral test. Yet, if the candidate passes both the written and oral test, the results are valid for one year.
Can I sit the entrance examination more than once?
Yes, you can sit the examination more than once.
If the Professorat recognised by the French community in Belgium?
No, but it is a recognised training in Alliances Françaises, private language institutes and language schools in Belgium. There is a convention with the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) which enables validation, after teacher training, of the skills acquired in a Masters in FFL, for certain subjects, following examination of your application by a panel. This convention does not dispense with the requirement to follow the enrolment procedures for a Masters in FFL with the UCL.
The Masters at UCL concerned are the Masters in French and Roman Languages and Literature (general orientation, for teaching purposes or FFL orientation, specialist purposes) and the Masters in Modern Languages and Literature (general orientation, for the purpose of specialising in FFL-ROGE). The FFL Masters at UCL will allow you to teach in the public system.
What are the differences between the DAEFLE (CNED) and the Professorat? Are the future outlets the same?
Preparation for the DAEFLE (Diploma of Aptitude to Teach French as a Foreign Language) awarded by the CNED is a theoretical distance-learning course. We are a centre for sitting the entrance test and for the final examination. Find out more
Teacher training with the Alliance Française Bruxelles-Europe, however, is a job-oriented course which gives you the opportunity to teach into a real FFL class during five courses.
Can I combine this course with my working life?
Yes. Lessons take place in the evening from Monday to Thursday. One intensive week of lessons takes place during the academic year. Please consult the course calendar for the dates. Teacher training courses involve personal work outside of lessons. Work to be handed in is announced long in advance to enable you to organise yourself.
Can I obtain a dispensation for certain lessons?
No, you must attend all the lessons.
FAQ has not answered all of your questions? You would like more information? Do not hesitate to contact Barbarina Tims, administrative
manager of the Professorat at the Alliance Française Bruxelles-Europe.
Tel.: +32 (0) 2 788 21 53