La langue française? Mais oui! Do you love the French language and French culture and are you excited about education? Do you enjoy working with teens and young adults? HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht's Teacher Education in French is just for you! You will learn how to deliver your knowledge and enthusiasm to your students using the latest methods.

Why study at HU?

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During years 1, 2 and 3 you will do mandatory Stay Abroad modules, spending time in a French speaking country.

Our part-time Teacher Education in French is a four-year programme in an international setting that joins our successful international Language Education programmes for English and German, as well as Spanish. You will be taught in English and French by our experienced lecturers and get to enjoy Utrecht's vibrant student life. You will have frequent and intensive contact with France, spending time there from your 1st year onwards. Internships at Dutch schools are also a vital and highly educational part of the programme.

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Start September
Application Deadline Students living in the Netherlands who don't require immigration/visa services from HU: 1 May

Non-EU students living outside the Netherlands who require immigration/visa services from HU: 31 May

Students with an EU/EEA nationality who live outside the Netherlands; Students with a residence permit for study purposes currently enrolled at another educational institution: 1 August
Location Padualaan 97 Utrecht
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CostsAdmission requirements, Housing, Immigration


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Croho-name B Teacher Education in French
Croho-code 35196
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During the programme

Get your students excited about French

You will learn how to deliver your knowledge and enthusiasm to your students using the latest methods. You will be taught in English and French, and you’ll spend time in France from year one onwards. Also internships are a vital and highly educational part of the programme.

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After your graduation

An exciting teaching career

With your knowledge of teaching methodology, literature and culture of the French-speaking countries, linguistics and pedagogics, you will be prepared for a successful career in education. Given France's role in the EU and international trade, we expect good job opportunities, partly due to the teacher shortage.

How to apply

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Brochure of the programme

Want an overview of this programme? In the brochure you'll find all about the programme in one handy document.

Admission requirements Teacher Education in French

Applying after secondary school?

If you want to start with the Teacher Education in French degree programme, you need to have a secondary school diploma at a sufficient level and English proficiency of at least CEFR level B1. You also need to command French at CEFR level B1 (Listening and Reading) and A2 (Speaking and Writing). A language test is part of the admission process. Of course, love for French and teaching is a must!

Applying without a diploma?

Are you 21 years or older and you don't have a (sufficient) diploma? Then you'll need to take an admission test.

Does this programme suit you?

  • Sociable

    You enjoy being surrounded by others, have an affinity with young people and possess great communicative and social skills.

  • Interested in all things French

    You are passionate about French language and culture. You enjoy reading and writing and are curious about other cultures.

  • Creative

    In your spare time, you like to engage in creative writing, music, theatre, plays, scouting and developing games.

aleksandra kostrzewa

"The programme allows for a lot of practical experience, you are assigned to an internship already in your first year and get to observe real-life lessons."

Aleksandra Kostrzewa (20) Student Teacher Education in English and French (double degree)
Luuk van de Gevel, opleiding HBO Built Environment | Hogeschool Utrecht

"Teaching becomes second nature very soon!"

Robbert Couwenberg (23) First year student
Hajar Labhar

"At HU, the teachers are highly respectful, interested, competent, experienced, modest and ready to help whenever and wherever you need them."

Hajar Labhar (19) First year student
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Interested in the Bachelor's programme Teacher Education in French?