Maybe you're attracted by the cafe culture in the Champs Elysee, wanting to improve your French or it could be you're looking for your 'year in Provence'. Regardless of your inspiration hanging around for a bit longer becomes more viable when you have bills paid and you become integrated in to the community. Becoming an English teacher can help with both of those.
There's plenty of reasons to start your career as an ESL, TEFL or TESOL teacher in France. A TEFL course is the logical starting point and then afterwards you're in the heart of Europe with plenty of English teaching opportunities. Also its a sensible place to be if you wish to improve your French.
We're still trying to get our bosses to organise tickets for us to visit Paris, France so we can write up some good first hand materials. Untill then though this temporary holding page will have to do.
Often teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), teaching english as a second language (ESL) will just be the excuse to come to a place like Paris. The unspoken goals could be the fashion scene, the cuisine, history, art, the desire to be swept of ones feet by a member of the opposite sex (or the same sex!), football or just trying to make your friends jealous by trying to post the coolest pictures on Facebook whilst they're sat at home watching television. What ever the reason, saying that you're an English teacher makes your stay in France seem all the more respectable.
Regardless of your level of French upon arriving, it will soon improve. The French may well want to learn English in the classroom but outside the general consensus is that in France you speak French. Hand gestures and stange facial expressions may become more fluent but you really can pick up the basics or improve a language when there's no easy escape and you need it.
There's plenty of reasons to start your career as an ESL, TEFL, or TESOL teacher in France. A TEFL course is the logical starting point and then afterwards you're in the heart of Europe with plenty of English teaching opportunities. With Germany next door the better paying formal English teaching jobs are plentiful whilst a hop, step and a jump over the Pyrenees and you're in Spain where English is an absolute requirement for even the lowliest of jobs making sure English teachers are always in demand.
Also France is a sensible place to be if you wish to learn or improve your French, drink wine or eat cheese.
So book the flight, book the TEFL course, go live the French experience and afterwards get in touch with us and share your experiences to inspire others. Oh, does anyone know a TEFL course in Paris or France we could speak to to get more useful information about TEFL in France? Let us know, we need to collaborate with a local TEFL Academy to get some really good articles for our readers! Au revoir.....