WHY TAKE A TESOL/TEFL COURSE IN PARIS
OUR iTTi PARIS TEFL INSTITUTE
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.
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
WORK IN PARIS (OR FRANCE) AS A TEFL TEACHER
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!
120-HOUR ON-SITE TESOL TRAINING
100% ON-SITE TRAINING
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).
120-HOUR COMBINED TESOL TRAINING
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.
Meet Our iTTi-Paris TEFL Instructors
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.