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Atelier Professionnel

IAU is proud to host the Atelier Professionnel (Professional Workshop for professors and teachers of French language and culture) at its campus in Aix-en-Provence, France. This ten or fifteen-day workshop is catered towards education professionals and takes place each summer in conjunction with regular summer programs. Participants attend special lectures geared towards deeper understanding of French language and culture, participate in classroom observations led by IAU faculty, are exposed to contemporary teaching styles and content, as well as critically analyze French language, literature, and culture courses.  Through this program, participants will enhance their teaching methods, develop and study new didactical tools, learn how they can improve their pedagogical strategies, and discover new content to use in courses at their home institutions.

Summer 2018 Calendar

 Option 1  July 1st – July 10th
 Option 2  July 1st – July 15th

Program Costs

 Option 1 Tuition (includes housing with IAU homestay)    $1,950
 Option 1 Tuition (without housing)  $1,250 
 Option 2 Tuition (includes housing with IAU homestay)    $2,450
 Option 2 Tuition (without housing)  $1,550 

Academic Program

The program will be a combination of pedagogical research sessions, French language instruction, and cultural outings around Aix. This experience will offer education professionals the opportunity to steep themselves in the rich linguistic and cultural life of the region during the summer. Specifically, the program curriculum will include the following:

Observation and Critical Analysis Sessions in courses at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, French Honors Program, and the Marchutz School of Fine Arts, IAU, Aix-en-Provence. 

Workshops focusing on French course books, teaching methods, and didactic issues.

IAU Summer Lecture Series which features famous authors, political and environmental figures, and academics from around the globe. The Atelier program includes attendance for participants at all available lectures during the sessions.

Visits in Aix-en-Provence to museums, galleries, and historical monuments that date back to the Middles Ages and important historic sites from the Revolution, the public library, the Cité du Livre, the Fondation Saint-John Perse, l'Institut de l’Image, the Centre Albert Camus, the Children’s Library, local bookshops and academic resource boutiques

Extracurricular Activities which include excursions to surrounding areas in Provence, festival performances, and local exhibitions.

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Earn credits towards teaching credentials
  • Enhance and refine French language skills in a native environment
  • Work alongside experienced French instructors 
  • Collect new course content, primary sources and authentic supports for classroom activities
  • Grow your network of fellow education professionals in the field

Apply Now!

Click here to submit an application to participate in the Atelier Professionnel.

The application deadline is May 30th. A $200 application deposit is required for all applicants. After acceptance into the Atelier Professional applicants are required to submit a $500 deposit within two weeks. Both deposits will be credited towards the final program invoice. Payment can be made via credit card or check.


Please contact Prof. Muriel Cros at with any questions regarding the program.