For over 15 years, the Alliance Française de Bordeaux has been offering training courses for teachers of French as a Foreign Language. It has been awarded the “Qualité français langue étrangère” label by the French government, with a maximum rating of three stars. AF Bordeaux also holds Qualiopi certification, which attests to a vocational training organisation whose practices and methods comply with the national quality reference framework based on five criteria.

A reference institution for the teaching of French as a foreign language in Bordeaux, the various modules on offer will enable you to improve your teaching practices throughout your career.

5 reasons to take an FFL teacher training course

The French as a Foreign Language (FFL) teacher training course at AF Bordeaux offers a gateway to a world of opportunities, both professionally and personally.

  1. Expertise : Our range of FFL courses offers you recognised expertise, enabling you to acquire and consolidate your teaching techniques with your pupils and students thanks to our expert teachers, up-to-date methods and innovative tools. A course certificate is issued at the end of the course.
  2. Consolidated teaching skills : You will develop solid skills in creating effective teaching sequences and making judicious use of authentic documents to promote learning.
  3. Training funding: This course can be funded by your ERASMUS + grant (OID code: E10060543) for European teachers.
  4. Community of passionate teachers: You’ll be joining a dynamic community of passionate teachers, offering opportunities for exchanging ideas, sharing practices and resources, and for ongoing professional development.
  5. Personal satisfaction: By teaching FFL, you’re spreading your own passion for the French language and culture, offering undeniable personal satisfaction.

These 5 benefits can be found in every FFL teacher training course offered at AF Bordeaux.

The programme includes the use of authentic documents to create dynamic and effective teaching sequences. Thanks to up-to-date methods and motivating, innovative tools, you can develop your skills and refine your practices to guide your students towards a solid command of the French language.

Immersive training courses at AF Bordeaux

Several times a year, the Alliance Française Bordeaux Nouvelle-Aquitaine offers educational courses on site in the heart of Bordeaux.

The basic FFL teacher training course lasts 27 hours, from Monday to Friday. Here are the different modules covered during the week:

  • Didactic Unit
  • Information and communication technologies for education
  • Creating CEs and COs from authentic documents
  • Understanding methodology
  • From concept to production
  • Oral French
  • Class observation and review

In summer, the course is completed with an additional week (optional). It offers 4 complementary modules for a total of 45 hours of training:

  • Discover Bordeaux through educational activities
  • Update your knowledge of modern-day France
  • Oral French, Encouraging people to speak: presentation techniques for oral expression
  • 2 class observations

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By joining us on site in Bordeaux, we guarantee an immersive FFL teacher training course, in contact with our trainers, colleagues from other countries and our international students. What’s more, you can enjoy a free tour of Bordeaux and optional cultural activities.

Tailor-made FFL courses for teachers

Our next training dates are not convenient for you? Are you unable to travel to Bordeaux? Are you a group of teachers with specific requirements?

The Alliance Française Bordeaux Nouvelle-Aquitaine also offers tailor-made FFL training courses for teachers. These can take place on site in Bordeaux or at your premises in France or abroad. Our trainers will come to you to give you the benefit of their experience!

The FFL teacher training course is also available completely online if you want to bring your team together and train them more flexibly from a distance. AF Bordeaux is also a pioneer in France in the introduction of co-modal courses, and offers to help teachers manage this system, which brings together online and face-to-face learners in the same classroom.

Contact us directly to schedule an à la carte training course for a group of teachers.

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