27 February 2008

TESOL France Great Debate: CAPES & Agrégation

We have a very interesting event coming up at the end of March:

The TESOL France Great Debate:

"Is the current concours system (CAPES and Agrégation) the best method for
selecting and preparing future English teachers in France?"
This event will take the form of a bilingual French-English round table followed by interventions from guest speakers from the floor and ending with a question and answer session.

The event has two main objectives:

  1. To facilitate an exchange between different groups of interested parties, representing different points of view on the concours system;
  2. To inform the public and to allow the audience to make a better informed judgement.
The event is free, anyone is welcome to attend, and you can get more details by clicking here.

As a little taster, feel free to take part in our monthly survey leading up to the big event, which you will find in the right-hand links bar on this page.


TESOL France does not, and will not, take a position on the concours system. Its role is limited to organizing the event, facilitating the discussion and ensuring that the discussion is equitable and that all sides of the argument are equally represented.

Sab Will
TESOL France Editor / Blogmaster