Department of Teaching and Learning

Foreign Language Education

Teaching French as a Foreign Language and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Dual Master's

Study in Paris and New York

This unique, trans-Atlantic master of arts program leads to eligibility for dual initial certification as a teacher of French for grades 7-12 and a teacher of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) for grades K-12. Spend two semesters in Paris immersed in French language and culture, working closely with French experts in the field of foreign language acquisition, and two semesters in New York City learning pedagogical theories and student teaching at two different schools. You’ll get the experience you need to launch your career.

The program is offered jointly by NYU Steinhardt’s Foreign Language Education program and the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science’s Department of French and their NYU Paris program.

All students enrolled in this master's program receive a 30% tuition reduction. You may also be eligible for a federal TEACH grant, which provides $4,000 a year for those willing to teach in low-income areas. Merit-based scholarships are available as well. 

What you'll learn

See the curriculum and degree requirements for this master's program. 

See a sample sequence of courses and read course descriptions.

Your first year in Paris

Spend your first year in the program studying full time in the Latin Quarter, a historic neighborhood in the heart of Paris. Refine your language skills, study language acquisition with French specialists, and observe an array of French as a foreign language classes at NYU Paris. You’ll also take classes at NYU Paris, and participate in weekly workshops and guest lectures.

Your second year in New York City

You will spend your second year in the program as a full-time student at NYU’s founding campus in New York City, studying the theory and practice of teaching foreign languages and methods of communicative teaching. You also have an option to take an additional summer course to extend your certification to include teaching foreign languages at the K-6 level.

Admissions requirements

For application deadlines, a full list of requirements, and detailed information how to apply, see the Graduate Admissions Application Guide for this program. 

Prepare for a career as a
For more information about this MA program, please contact

Lorena Llosa
Coordinator, Joint MA Programs
Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
NYU Steinhardt

Henriette Goldwyn
NY Director, NYU Paris
Professor of French 
Department of French
Graduate School of Arts and Science

Benoit Bolduc
Director, NYU Paris
Professor of French
57 Boulevard Saint Germain
75005 Paris