After your graduation
Upon graduation you will receive a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree, together with the International Diploma Supplement (IDS) in English. With France's role in the EU and international trade, we expect job prospects for French teachers to remain good, further influenced by teacher shortages and demand from the job market.
With your degree, you may work in Dutch secondary education, teaching the lower years, and at vocational and language schools. You can also become a freelancer and teach/tutor privately or write course books or exam materials.
You bring the language, literature and culture of the French-speaking world to the children in an exciting and involved way, and using a variety of teaching methods. You also guide and mentor young minds in their journey towards adulthood.
You focus on the practical use of French, training young adults going to a vocational school (MBO or ROC in Dutch) and preparing them for their future jobs. You do this using a communicative approach.
At a language school in the Netherlands or abroad, you teach French to people from all ages and backgrounds. Many will be travelling to learn French, and you might make some great friends from around the world in the process.
You keep up to date with the latest in (online) learning methods and you create course materials that are easy and fun to use. Or, you focus on course objectives and create exams to test participants.
If you want to combine a career with another job or continued studies, you can choose to go freelance. You may give private French lessons, or tutor students and help with homework. The choices are endless.
Potential employers are:
- Dutch high schools
- Dutch vocational schools
- Language institutes around the world
- Governmental institutions
After your graduation, you may continue your education towards a Master's degree at a college or university anywhere around the world. In some cases, you may need a special minor to enrol, or follow an extra preparation course which may take up to a year.
HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht offers a Master of Education in English and Dutch. Your SCC can give you more information.
Stay in touch
We like keeping in touch with former students, and we advise you to do the same. They are a great source of information about developments in your field. A good network is of immense value for your career prospects and professional development in the connected world of today.