word cloud.teaching assistantshipGraduate Teaching Assistantships for qualified students, when available, are awarded based primarily on previous academic record, seriousness of purpose in pursuing a degree, and competence in French. Teaching Assistantships offer the pedagogical experience and training necessary to be competitive on today’s job market.

All Graduate Teaching Assistants enrolled in the MA or the doctoral program (as well as other MA or doctoral candidates, on a voluntary basis), regardless of track, benefit from supervised in-service pedagogical training with a language acquisition specialist. The training includes a required course on foreign language teaching theories and methods (FR 512), an optional course such as teaching culture or language teaching with technology, and several professional development workshops on assessments, teaching writing or reading, all aiming at developing teaching and presentational practices particularly valuable for future career placement.