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Teach English in France

TESOL in France

Because most of the local companies would like to improve their staffs’ English, there is a big market to teach English in France. Business English and English for Special Purposes (ESP) are two major areas of opportunity. Private language schools, companies and French Chambers of Commerce are the most popular places for English teachers to find the well-paid jobs. Salaries for teachers may vary immensely depending on teachers’ qualification and experience. Generally the hourly rate is around $23USD.
As France is a member of the EU, non–EU citizens need to apply for a work permit prior to arrival.

France is in the west Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain.

Popular cities: Paris, Lyon, Montpellier, Marseilles

Local currency: France Francs-FRF

Cost of living:Very high

Key teaching areas:General English, Business English

Where to teach:

  • Private Language Schools
  • In-company
  • Telephone Lessons

Qualification Requirements

A TESOL certificate.

Salary Range

Generally the hourly rate is around $23USD hour.

Visa Requirements

EU citizens need to apply for a work permit within 3 months of arrival. Non–EU citizens need to apply for a work permit prior to arrival.

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