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Atelier Professionnel

IAU is proud to host the Atelier Professionnel (Professional Workshop for Professors of French) for the third consecutive year. These ten or fifteen-day workshops are catered towards education professionals, and take place in Southern France. During these workshops, participants will attend special lectures and observe and critically analyze French language, literature, and culture courses.  Through this program, participants will enhance their teaching methods, develop and study new didactical tools, and learn how they can improve their pedagogical strategies. 

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 teachers the opportunity to steep themselves in the rich artistic 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. It also include a theater workshop conducted by professional French actor.

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, 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
  • Work alongside experienced French instructors 

Apply Now!

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

The application deadline is May 30, 2018. 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. 

Atelier Professionel