How can teachers find teaching jobs in Paris, France? They can freelance. They can contact associations, the different town halls in Paris and all schools. If you are registered in a TEFL program, they have active-job leads available. There are lots of opportunities.
The main English teaching jobs are available as full-time or part-time English language school positions, jobs at agencies (they send you to different locations), teaching at kindergartens / pre-schools, teaching at state schools, teaching at private international schools, teaching at colleges/universities, teaching at companies, teaching at community centers, etc., and private teaching (not through a school, agency, etc.).
What are minimum teaching requirements? Speaking English fluently and have teaching experience. Often times, schools ask for TEFL certificates; however, not all schools check them thoroughly.
What teaching requirements would you recommend? A 120-Hour TEFL Certificate. This is standard for most countries if you require a work visa.
What are the levels of payment? Teaching salaries range from 25€ to 50€ per hour.
How many teaching days a week are average? Four to five days per week.
What is a common arrangement for holidays? France has school holidays: every 6 weeks for 2 weeks. Schools also have a long summer holiday. During the summer, parents like putting kids in an English-speaking summer camp for the vacation holidays.
What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Paris, France, to teach English? What we can think of, we can accomplish. Be patient and tolerant. French people can sometimes be annoying!
What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Paris, France? Motivated and enthusiastic students.
What are the negative aspects of teaching English in Paris, France? Annoying parents of these motivated students.
What are some of the teaching challenges for English teachers dealing with the locals in your area? As Paris is a popular destination among English teachers, there’s lots of competition (for teaching work) out there. You have to work hard on retaining your students.