Teaching English in France: At a Glance

The rugged coasts of Normandy, the castles and villages of the Loire Valley, and the picturesque French Riviera – it’s no wonder France is a popular destination. The ESL market is not as large as in other countries, but those who do land a position in France will have no lack of things to do and see.

Monthly Salary*:
1,000 - 2,000 EUR
1,110 - 2,220 USD (Jul 06, 2015)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
10 - 20 EUR
11.00 - 22.25 USD (Jul 06, 2015)
Income Tax††: 5.5 - 14%
Ability to Save per year: 500 - 4,500 USD
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: Bachelor's Degree and Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate
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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