Teaching English in France: At a Glance

Castles. Food. Art. Wine. Love.  Just a few of the reasons why France is the most sought-after global travel destination, and why it’s become one of the most popular places to teach ESL in the world.
France’s rich history isn’t kept behind velvet ropes in museums; it can be found all around you! From the rocky cliffs of Normandy, the bustling sidewalk cafes of Paris, the peaceful vineyards of Burgundy or the sunny beaches of Nice, experience France like a local and embrace the true joix du vivre.
Take the opportunity to see the world famous Louvre, the home to thousands of priceless masterpieces, including the Mona Lisa, or take in an authentic cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge.  With nearly 600 restaurants with Michelin stars scattered across the country, France is an ideal destination for foodies and aspiring cooks.  You can enjoy the best French cuisine wherever you are, whether in the center of Paris or the countryside village of Laguiole.
Regardless of the season, France offers many attractions which keep you entertained throughout the year: skiing through the French Alps, discovering Monet’s breathtaking home and garden in Giverny or sunbathing in the French Riviera are just a few ideas. France’s location makes it an ideal base to explore the rest of Europe, with England, Spain, Italy and Switzerland just short train rides away.

Monthly Salary*:
1,000 - 2,000 EUR ?
1,234.57 - 2,469.14 USD (Dec 21, 2014)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
10 - 20 EUR
12.35 - 24.69 USD (Dec 21, 2014)
Income Tax††: 5.5 - 14%
Ability to Save: 500 - 4,500 USD per year
Airfare: Rarely included
Accommodations: Rarely included
Health Care: Usually included
Holidays: Usually paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 10 - 30
Typical Contract Length: One year preferred; short-term may be available
Typical Start Month(s): September or January
Application Timeline: 3 - 9 months
Work Visa: EU citizenship preferred
Minimum Requirements: Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Bachelor's Degree
Additional Notes: Summer camp positions available

Other Western Europe Countries:

Austria ~ Belgium ~ Finland ~ France ~ Germany ~ Greece ~ Italy ~ Portugal ~ Spain ~ Sweden ~ Switzerland ~ The Netherlands

The romance of Paris and the beauty of the Loire Valley castles, the French Riviera and the Alps, the scars of Lille and the glitter of Nice: these are just a few examples of what attract millions of visitors each year. France is the top tourist destination in the world.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification and the Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality.  Learn more about teaching English in France and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-779-1779, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.

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