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Finding Work in France Questions
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- Which visa do I need to work legally in France? If you’re an EU national (as most teachers in France are), you just enter on your EU passport and register with the authorities once you’ve found a job. This can be a bit of a long drawn out process, and it helps if you speak some F...(read more)
- What is the demand for TEFL teachers in France like? Demand for teachers in France is relatively limited, as such it is incredibly difficult for those without an EU passport to persuade schools to sponsor them, due to French levels of bureaucracy (and especially with such a willing supply of teac...(read more)
- How long are teaching contracts in France? Usually schools take people on with 9-10 month contracts, starting in September or early October and finishing in time for summer. This can be an issue if you want to teach in France long-term, as you’ll be unemployed during the summer. H...(read more)
- Is it possible for families or couples to find work together in France?Yes – it’s absolutely possible. However, it’s often better to negotiate with employers directly rather than going through an agency, as agencies will in no way be able to guarantee that you’ll be placed together. ...(read more)
- What is the standard application process for TEFL jobs in France? If you’re applying from home, employers will want you to send in a CV/resume and covering letter. If they like the look of you, you’ll probably be invited to have a Skype or face-to-face interview. You’ll be unlikely to be off...(read more)
- Can I find TEFL jobs while in France? Of course. Finding jobs while in-country is a great way to meet Directors of Studies in person and get a feel for the school. It’s also much easier, as many schools will want to interview you face-to-face before offering you a position....(read more)
- Can I find TEFL jobs in France from my home country? Yes, but a trip to France will probably be on the cards. The best approach is to find language schools in cities where you would like to work, find out who owns/runs the school and write directly to them (in English – don’t worry th...(read more)
- How do I find TEFL jobs in France? Teachers in France usually work in private language schools, or as private tutors within communities. As such, the best way of finding jobs is to approach schools directly via email, or to advertise within your local community (if you’re ...(read more)
- How much can I earn teaching in France? The average salary for a teacher working in France is around €1,000 to €1,600 per month, depending on where you are....(read more)
- Do I need a degree to teach in France? Yes, almost all jobs in France require you to have a degree....(read more)
Advice from the Experts
A few of our TEFL experts (Dave, Meryl, Laura, Rebecca, Rachel and Rich) have also come out from behind their headsets to answer some of our most popular TEFL questions on camera: please excuse the giggles ‐ they all got a bit nervous!
Anyway, take and look, and if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, just give one of them a call ‐ they don’t seem to be able to keep a straight face, but when it comes to TEFL they really know what they’re talking about!
- 01. I am not a native speaker, can I still do the course / find work?
- 02. Which course is right for me?
- 03. How are i-to-i courses accredited?
- 04. I'm a non native speaker. Can I still do the weekend course?
- 05. How do I pass the weekend course?
- 06. Who attends the weekend course?
- 07. What do I need to bring with me on the weekend course?
- 08. How much of the online course do I need to complete before I attend the weekend course?
- 09. What is the demand for TEFL?
- 10. How do I find work after my course?
- 11. What is the difference between the short course and a 4 week programme?
- 12. Do I need to speak the local language of the county I'm teaching in?
- 13. I don't have a degree, where can I teach?
- 14. Can I still find work with just the 20 hour weekend course?
- 15. Who can TEFL?
- 16. What is TEFL?
- 17. How do i-to-i's courses work?
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