Introduction


Benefit from our expertise…

As a Teacher training student, you benefit from an adapted and personalized support all along the training. You are managed and taught by experienced FFL teachers, teaching at the Alliance Française Bruxelles-Europe. Five practice-in-classroom courses enable you to 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 have access to the library, Resource Centre of the AF 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 aFPif

Our training is recognised by the Alliance Française Paris-Ile-de-France (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 or career change.

Training Structure

The training is divided by two sessions (October-February & March-June). Resit exams will be organised for students who failed the exams of the first session.

Programme

  • Modules and practical workshops (250 hours)
  • 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 2018-2019

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

  • Training starts on 15 October 2018
  • Courses and workshops:
    • From 6.30pm to 8.30pm from Monday to Thursday
    • One full-time week from 19 to 23 November 2018
  • Internships: weekdays, mornings, afternoons or evenings, depending on your availability.
  • Training ends on 14 June 2019
  • 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.


Diploma awarded

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 in partnership with the Alliance Française de Paris-Ile-de-France.

Outlets

  • Teacher of FFL in associations, public or private organisations: Alliances Françaises (800+ in the world), Instituts Français (120+), language schools in Belgium, language institutes worldwide, public institutions for newcomers, etc.
  • Opportunity to get a first contract at the Alliance Française Bruxelles-Europe

N.B. The DPAFB does not guarantee employment but is a strong asset based on a concrete teaching experience in the courses of the Alliance Française Bruxelles-Europe. Please note each establishment has specific recruitment requirements.
 


Testimony Of CAROLINE, FORMER STUDENT

“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.”