TEFL Course in Paris

An incredible destination for a TEFL course
Teach English in France
An incredible destination for a TEFL course
TESOL Course in Paris
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“A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life."


A visitor to the wonderful “City of Light,” as it is lovingly called, has sheer unlimited tourist attractions to view, and most of them are in walking distance around the city center.

One of the city’s most popular places is the Pompidou Centre. This is a must-visit place for the art lover.

The boulevard Champs-Elysees, the hub of high culture, represents the style of Paris. Extending from the Arc de Triomphe, the area is lined with chic restaurants, shops and exclusive boutiques.

Amongst the new attractions is the neighborhood in and around the ruins of the Bastille prison which has been transformed into a hub of Parisian nightlife. Here, one finds a range of popular café joints, restaurants, and clubs apart from the Opera Bastille.

Paris is a city with over a thousand years of history and a rich cultural heritage. Who doesn’t remember the immortal hunchback of Notre Dame or the musketeers who fascinated people around the world in movies? Just imagine visiting Versailles—a place not accessible to the general public during the time of Luis XIV. The beauty of Paris’ architecture and its artistic development is a delight for one and all.


1. Pôle emploi  is a French governmental agency which registers unemployed people, helps them find jobs or training options for prospective jobs, and provides them with financial aid. iTTi helps you complete your Pôle emploi  application form. Talk to our student coordinator.
2. DOKELIO Ile-de-France , is the information reference of possible training offers in the Ile-de-France region. Our 120-Hour In-Class TESOL Certification is listed on this website. iTTi is listed under its French school name TESOL International.
3. The “Compte personnel de formation” (CPF) is an account on which there are credited training hours. It allows any economically active person, to gather training rights which can be used throughout their entire professional life from the moment when they enter the labor market until the day they retire.

The CPF is open to all active employees and/or those looking for work and gives you the benefit of a cumulative budget of 500 euros per year. Talk to our student coordinator.

Get financing from the Pole d'Emploi.

Find us on DOKELIO/Ile-de-France.

Apply your CPF Credit to the TEFL program.


Our program in Paris takes place in a beautifully maintained, historical building in the neighborhood of the Sorbonne (the oldest university in Paris). This area is a lovely, totally safe student environment. From here it’s just a short distance to get to those sights Paris is so famous for. Everything is in immediate reach: nice cafes, bistros, bars, shopping, movie theaters, and dance clubs where you can meet beautiful people to spend your time with. [\P] During breaks, students have access to a coffee machine and a nice indoor cafeteria. If the weather is pleasant, the school features an outdoor seating area with patio furniture and trees that give shadow. [/P] Our teaching practice students come from all walks of life. They are business professionals, students, and housewives. They live in Paris and come to the school daily to be taught.


English Language Assistant Program
This volunteer program is a great opportunity to experience French lifestyle and improve your French skills at a low cost. In exchange for your own room and board, you share your English skills with a host family for approximately 15 hours per week. The host families live in or around Paris. The program is available for 1-3 months. Some basic French skills are required. Program cost: 495 Euros.

Teaching Internship
Our center in Paris offers interested parties a teaching internship of 1 – 3 months. The teaching assistant will work hand in hand with the TEFL trainer, improve his/her performance in teaching, and support certain job functions of the TEFL trainer. Program cost: free


With Paris being the No. 1 tourist location in the world, it is understandable that France, in general, is a dream destination for many people. Teaching English provides for one way of making a living here and a way of making new friends. A 120-Hour TEFL or TESOL Certificate in your pocket is the minimum qualification you need to get started. And the good news is that, apart from Paris and some Mediterranean locations, most of France is still FAR from being overrun by TEFL teachers. English-teaching jobs are available everywhere.

In many countries, advanced qualifications are required to enter schools; the French, however, are more likely to hire native-like English-speaking teachers based on other credentials. While it is wise to be able to put a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate on the table, advanced degrees are not required. A Bachelor’s Degree in almost any subject and some teaching skills will take you a long way to a rewarding teaching position.

What type of work is out there? How much will I get paid? Well, Business English still seems to be No. 1. “Young Learners” are on the up in France. Teaching teenager groups after school will probably take off soon, as it did in Spain in the 90s. Although you can work a few hours while holding a student visa, this should not be considered as the only way of supporting yourself.

If you plan on staying in France for an extended period, you are well advised to apply for a work visa. Obtaining a work visa requires finding an organization that is willing to sponsor you throughout the process. As a contracted teacher, you will make between 1,400 – 1,800 Euros per month. It has become possible for U.S. citizens to teach legally in France with certain prerequisites. Please ask the center for more information.

Teaching English in France is also possible at the private level. If you are not interested in working for a school, college, or a corporation, consider teaching private lessons. As a private teacher in people’s homes, you can expect to earn about 15-20 Euros per session. If you are planning on staying in France, it can be a great way to supplement your income. The training center can help in setting this up. Teaching over the telephone has become particularly popular in France. It offers teachers the opportunity to even work while living in another country.

If you are interested in the French culture and know French to some extent, teaching English in France can be a great way to make a living. You need to do some homework before embarking on your adventure. It will take some effort, but it is very possible to make this your lifelong career and one of the most wonderful experiences in your life. 

TEFL Courses in Paris fill up quickly!



Total tuition: US $1,835

Deposit: US $500, due at registration.

Balance payment: $$1,335, due five business days before the first course date. Tuition includes course fee, certificate, moderation and assistance in securing a teaching position. Complimentary add-on: specialization in Teaching Business, TOEFL Preparation or Young Learners. Prestigious TQUK certificate available upon request (additional fee).
Course Dates
  • 2 October – 27 October 2023
  • 6 November – 1 December 2023
  • 5 February – 1 March 2024
  • 6 May – 31 May 2024
  • 8 July – 2 August 2024
  • 9 September – 4 October 2024
  • 7 October – 1 November 2024



    75% on-line/25% on-site training

    Total tuition: US $1,620

    Deposit: US $500, due at registration.

    Balance payment: US $1,120, due five business days before start of the teaching practice.

    Tuition includes moderation, certificate, and full career-support services (CV/resume setup, school information, interview guidance and departure support). Complimentary add-on: specialization in Teaching Business, TOEFL Preparation or Young Learners.Prestigious TQUK certificate available upon request.

    Teaching Practicum Dates
  • 2 October – 11 October 2023
  • 6 November – 15 November 2023
  • 5 February – 15 February 2024
  • 6 May – 16 May 2024
  • 8 July – 18 July 2024
  • 9 September – 19 September 2024
  • 7 October – 17 October 2024

    Meet Our iTTi-Paris TEFL Instructors

    iTTi teacher - DR. STEVEN JACOBSON
    iTTi-Trained & Approved Teacher Trainer

    Dr. Jacobson taught at Oberlin College and at Earlham College. He worked as a clinician at the Stanford University Medical Center and at Kaiser-Permanente in San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry. Throughout his career, he also taught in U.S. public schools as a special educator. He received his iTTi TESOL Certification in 2011 and since then has been teaching English as a foreign language in Paris. His students include teenagers, adults, and   corporate clients.

    He helps trainees not only in passing the process of getting certified as English teachers but also in landing rewarding teaching jobs in Paris, in France, or in other desired English-teaching destinations around the world.  His other interests include cinema, literature and history, along with long walks and Asian dramas. 


    iTTi Paris – Course Director

    How to Apply for a TESOL Course

    Step 1

    To begin the admission process for iTTi Paris, you must first choose your starting date, complete the online application form, and pay a deposit of USD $500.

    Step 2

    An iTTi Enrollment Counselor will then contact you with instructions on how to complete the required English proficiency assessment test. If you are not a native speaker, you must obtain a B2/C1 level. A certificate will be provided by the School of English.

    Step 3

    Once you are notified of your acceptance to iTTi Paris, your remaining tuition balance is due 30 days prior to your course starting date.