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Teaching French in the US as a French Native

Discussion in 'US – Staffroom' started by lobna27, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. lobna27

    lobna27 New commenter


    I am planning on becoming a French Teacher in the US. I am a French native and I obtained an Associate's Degree back in France in International Commerce.
    I have contacted many universities in the US but it seems that nobody can tell me specifically what type of Degree I have to obtain in order to become a French Teacher. Some suggested I should get a French Degree and get a teaching Certification within the Degree and some other suggested I can get a any Degree and take the Alternative Route for Certification, although all of them were unable to tell me if that even would apply to me being native therefore fluent in French.
    Also, teaching Certifications rules vary depending on which State you choose to become a teacher.
    Has anyone been through the same situation ? I am looking for someone who can help me as universities advisors cannot do so.

    thank you for your help.
  2. sarahht2

    sarahht2 New commenter

    If I were you, find a French immersion school in the state you are interested in teaching. My children are in a French immersion school in South Carolina. I don't know the best route for getting the most out of your degree, but, I am sure an immersion school principle could guide you to what they expect you to be accredited with.

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