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Finding a Job Teaching English in Paris

By Elisabeth Schneiter


The general scene

Paris no longer is, if it ever really was, a mecca for native English teachers! There are now probably more than 300 language schools offering English classes so the fees are not getting higher.

On the contrary, wages start at 12 Euros an hour, which is very low. But it can be more for private instruction. The good news is that there's more of a demand for English teachers than ever before.

These schools compete in the lucrative market of continuing education (formation continue), a system whereby companies pay for courses on behalf of their employees, who take advantage of it and are not, usually, very motivated.

So the status of being a teacher is not very rewarding in Paris since these students are not as respectful or keen as in other places.Still one can hope to survive here teaching English, mostly because it is still possible to live quite inexpensively.

Contrary to London, for example, where one feels naked if poor, Paris is quite a civilized place. Cheap transportation system, food not too expensive, but apartments hard to get.

How to find a teaching job

It is easier to get a job in France if you are a European Union (EU) citizen. The best is to arrive in Paris around June or July before everyone has gone on holiday and send CVs around to the schools' addresses, which can be found in the yellow pages. To find the best airfare to Paris, visit GoNOMAD's flights page.

You can also look in a French-American magazine called Fusac fusac.com where the schools advertise. This magazine also offers all sorts of jobs, furniture, lodgings, and other classified ads.
Think of having some money in advance because school doesn't start until September.

Select schools that seem serious, and send them a C.V. with a smiling photo and a letter written in good French. Include all your skills on your C.V./resumé! And prepare for the interviews.The turnover of teachers is quite high so the chances are that you'll get many answers. It's important to have at least a bachelors degree and better yet to have a TEFL degree but it can work without the latter. Consult this page for some TEFL teacher training courses.

Much of the teaching in private schools requires skills in teaching business
English: telephone English, meetings, presentations, socializing, negotiating, attending conferences, writing proposals and documents, etc.You might also be asked to prepare students for the TOEIC test of English, and information on this can be found at this website

FOR MORE LISTINGS IN MORE THAN 100 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES VISIT OUR TEACH ABROAD DIRECTORY.


Below are some listings for current jobs in France (updated Sept 2010)

TEFL International - CTEFL/CTESOL: Brittany, France
Plelauff - France
TEFL International offers a wide variety of high quality, accredited in class and online TEFL / TESOL courses. Our teacher training courses enable our graduate English teachers to obtain jobs overseas and to teach English abroad. No previous experience or ...
» more info
http://www.teflcourse.net
TEFL International

Live with a Family and Teach them English
France
Travel for less. Tip the advantage to you by enhancing your resume through volunteering with the Conversation Corps. Put in a couple of hours each day literally talking. The rest of your time is spent traveling and experiencing the culture of your host c ...
» more info
http://www.geovisions.org/pages/574_live_with_a_family_tu…
GeoVisions

The Language House TESOL/TEFL Course in Montpellier, France
Montpellier - France
Study, Travel and Work Abroad! The Language House offers an Internationally Recognized TESOL/TEFL Course validated by IATQuO (International Accreditation of TESOL Qualifying Organizations) . We provide Combination Programs which include Lang ...
» more info
http://www.teflanguagehouse.com/tefl-france-montpellier/
The Language House

How to Teach Audio and Video Lessons
Paris - France
By using audio and video resources in your lessons, you can deliver engaging and effective lessons, whilst ensuring you hold your students' attention! Most teachers always strive to better their teaching methods by implementing new activities that keep ...
» more info
http://www.onlinetefl.com/?source=goabroad_teachabroad
i-to-i TEFL Courses & TEFL Jobs Abroad

Teach Abroad with a 20 Hour Classroom Course
Paris - France
If you want an entry level TEFL certificate that will introduce you to all the essential TEFL knowledge and help you get your TEFL job abroad then this is the course for you. The course takes place over one weekend and gives you the chance to get a TEFL ce ...
» more info
http://www.onlinetefl.com/?source=goabroad_teachabroad
i-to-i TEFL Courses & TEFL Jobs Abroad

Teach Abroad with a 40 Hour Combined TEFL Course
Paris - France
If you want an entry level TEFL certificate that will introduce you to all the essential TEFL skills and give you the knowledge and confidence to teach English grammar, this is the course for you. The 40 hour combined course includes the 20 hour weekend TE ...
» more info
http://www.onlinetefl.com/?source=goabroad_teachabroad
i-to-i TEFL Courses & TEFL Jobs Abroad

Teach Abroad with a 60 Hour Combined TEFL Course
Paris - France
The 60 hour Combined TEFL course includes all the practical lesson planning and teaching practice of the classroom-based weekend course plus extra tuition in English grammar and four specialist teaching certificates of your choice. The grammar and speciali ...
» more info
http://www.onlinetefl.com/?source=goabroad_teachabroad
i-to-i TEFL Courses & TEFL Jobs Abroad

Teach Abroad with a 120 Hour Combined TEFL Course
Paris - France
This course is a great if you're looking to find well paid work overseas. That's because with 120 hours of TEFL study behind you, your TEFL certificate is worth more and you'll be able to apply for jobs with better schools and demand a higher salary teachi ...
» more info
http://www.onlinetefl.com/?source=goabroad_teachabroad
i-to-i TEFL Courses & TEFL Jobs Abroad

Teach Abroad with a 140 Hour Combined TEFL Course
Paris - France
Our top of the range 140 hour TEFL course will give you all the skills, knowledge and TEFL certification you'll need to find well paid TEFL jobs with 1,000s of language schools and institutes worldwide. It includes 120 hours of expert online TEFL tuition a ...
» more info
http://www.onlinetefl.com/?source=goabroad_teachabroad
i-to-i TEFL Courses & TEFL Jobs Abroad

Teach Abroad with a 60 Hour Online TEFL Course
Paris - France
This entry-level online TEFL course lets you study whenever and wherever you want and focuses on only the most essential TEFL skills. It's a fast, flexible way to get a TEFL certificate and it's a great way to improve your TEFL CV. ...
» more info
http://www.onlinetefl.com/?source=goabroad_teachabroad
i-to-i TEFL Courses & TEFL Jobs Abroad

Teach Abroad with a 80 Hour Online Course
Paris - France
The 80 hour course includes the full 60 hour online TEFL course plus a complete English grammar course to help improve your skills as a teacher. It's a perfect choice if you want to get an introduction to teaching English as a foreign language or expand up ...
» more info
http://www.onlinetefl.com/?source=goabroad_teachabroad
i-to-i TEFL Courses & TEFL Jobs Abroad

Teach Abroad with a 100 Hour Online TEFL Course
Paris - France
The 100 hour course offers a full introduction to the essential TEFL skills and includes a host of added extras to improve your confidence and the chances of you landing a well paid teaching job overseas. You'll learn about the tricky subject of English gr ...
» more info
http://www.onlinetefl.com/?source=goabroad_teachabroad
i-to-i TEFL Courses & TEFL Jobs Abroad

Teach Abroad with a 120 Hour Online TEFL Course
Paris - France
Our most comprehensive online TEFL course will give you a thorough grounding in the most important TEFL skills as well as specialist training, online video practice and a 20 hour course that'll explain the intricacies of English grammar. It's a perfect cho ...
» more info
http://www.onlinetefl.com/?source=goabroad_teachabroad
i-to-i TEFL Courses & TEFL Jobs Abroad

Teach Abroad With Online TEFL Courses
Paris - France
Due to a high demand for both English and teaching qualifications, courses have become more flexible. Online courses come in all shapes and sizes; anything from 40 to 120 hours, depending on how in-depth you'd like your course to be. Online courses give yo ...
» more info
http://www.onlinetefl.com/?source=goabroad_teachabroad
i-to-i TEFL Courses & TEFL Jobs Abroad

Teach Abroad With Combined Classroom TEFL Courses
Paris - France
A classroom TEFL course will give you that face-to-face experience that your computer screen certainly can't offer. Shorter courses give you the chance to get TEFL certified in just two days, as well as the opportunity to practice teaching in a classroom e ...
» more info
http://www.onlinetefl.com/?source=goabroad_teachabroad
i-to-i TEFL Courses & TEFL Jobs Abroad

Teaching English Abroad with Limited Resources
Paris - France
Particularly useful for people wishing to teach in developing countries. You'll be taught how to give an effective English lesson with only basic resources. This course has been developed to assist TEFL teachers who do not have access to modern equipmen ...
» more info
http://www.onlinetefl.com/?source=goabroad_teachabroad
i-to-i TEFL Courses & TEFL Jobs Abroad






Teaching English Abroad to Young Learners

Paris - France
Designed for TEFL students who are planning to teach
children between the ages of 6 and 12. Learn key skills such as motivation techniques and how to give someone their first English lesson. As a TEFL tutor you'll need to adapt your teaching methods to ...







» more info

http://www.onlinetefl.com/?source=goabroad_teachabroad
i-to-i TEFL Courses & TEFL Jobs Abroad

Teaching English Abroad to Large Classes
Paris - France
Teaching large classes is quite common in Asia, especially China, India and South Korea. By large classes we mean 30 - 60 students, sometimes up to 100! What do you do when faced with a class of 50 students or even 100? This module is an ideal practical ...
» more info
http://www.onlinetefl.com/?source=goabroad_teachabroad
i-to-i TEFL Courses & TEFL Jobs Abroad

Teaching English Abroad One-to-One
Paris - France
When you start teaching abroad, you'll always find opportunities to do private lessons and earn extra cash. Learning what to do with one-to-one students is essential for any first-time teacher. The aim of this short five-hour course is give the new TEFL ...
» more info
http://www.onlinetefl.com/?source=goabroad_teachabroad
i-to-i TEFL Courses & TEFL Jobs Abroad

Teaching Business English Abroad
Paris - France
Perfect for people who plan to teach more advanced students with the aim of helping them to develop their communication skills for business. An expanding and extremely lucrative market. This course will help you get an insight into the needs of students ...
» more info
http://www.onlinetefl.com/?source=goabroad_teachabroad
i-to-i TEFL Courses & TEFL Jobs Abroad

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These listings are from GoNOMAD's Teaching Jobs Directory. Find more listings at this link

 

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