Advice required on TEFL certification for job in France

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Advice required on TEFL certification for job in France

Unread postby Rene » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:00 pm

Hi Everyone,

I am really hoping to teaching English in France this year. I have a BSc and 2 years of experience teaching High School Science. My level of french is intermediate. I also have a 150 hour online TESOL course certification, but no actual experience teaching ESL. Would you recommend enrolling in a TEFL course with an in-class component, or are my current qualifications sufficient enough to secure a job. I don't want to shell out a couple grand for something I may not need. Thanks!

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Re: Advice required on TEFL certification for job in France

Unread postby Susan » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:41 pm

Hi Rene,

I think you may have a chance with some small private language schools for adults. Why don't you try contacting some now to gauge their reaction. This will help you make a more informed decision. Please remember that schools that accept teachers without the full qualifications don't usually pay the best and don't have the best working conditions. The choice is yours really but it should be possible to get a job.

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Re: Advice required on TEFL certification for job in France

Unread postby Rene » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:56 pm

Thanks Susan,

I will definitely reach out to some small private language schools. Do you have any suggestions as to which ones?

Rene

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Re: Advice required on TEFL certification for job in France

Unread postby Susan » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:53 pm

I don't have any suggestions but I'm sure that if you google english language schools in Paris, you'll got loads of hits.

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Re: Advice required on TEFL certification for job in France

Unread postby johnsimpson » Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:37 pm

I assume you are an English native speaker, and an EU member? Your TEFL qualification will need to include a number of hours being observed teaching in practice. However,they prefer the Cambridge TESOL qualification, or Trinity in the EU. The French is not essential to teach English even at beginner level, but it helps.


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