Ben South ’19 has been selected as a teaching assistant by Assistants de langue en France for 2019-2020. This program is a collaborative effort between the French Ministry of Education, the Centre international d'études pédagogiques, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. The program aims to support English-language acquisition in French schools, and provide invaluable teaching experience for the selected students.
Applications are evaluated based on a number of criteria that are indicative of a candidate’s potential for successful participation in the program, including French-language skills, experience working with children and living abroad, teaching experience, the level of the applicant’s college studies, and general motivation.
South, from Chesterfield, MO, graduated with a business and French double major. In 2018 he was awarded the competitive Theodore William Eckels International Business Internship and interned in Nice, France. A highly competitive award, the selection committee considers factors such as overall and major grade point average and language skills. Of his Eckels internship in France, South said, “I hope to improve myself through the experience of living and working abroad. I look forward to life along the beautiful Côte d'Azur; the South of France is flush with opportunities for cultural immersion, and its way of life is as warm as its summers are. I’m excited to see, first hand, how business works in Europe.”