South of France, France
TEFL Jobs in France
While the requirements for TEFL jobs in France are pretty high, so is the demand for teachers. Opportunities exist with state-run schools and universities, but most foreign teachers find TEFL jobs in private language schools and by teaching business English within companies.
Wages and Cost of Living
The average wage for teaching English in France is somewhere around €1,400 a month (US$1800) for fully qualified TEFL teachers, and there is potential to earn a little extra by offering private lessons. The cost of living in Paris is pretty high, especially if you want to live somewhere near the centre of town.
TEFL Jobs in Paris
Paris is many people’s dream TEFL job destination, and it’s easy to understand why. It is one of the most beautiful cities on the planet and the opportunities for teaching English in Paris are many and varied. A great choice if you have a top level TEFL certificate and some previous experience of teaching English abroad.
TEFL Jobs in Lyon
Lyon has a population of around half a million people and is regarded as one of France’s most important economic and business centers. As is often the case, economic success has brought a high demand for people with an understanding of teaching business English.
TEFL Jobs in Montpellier
The southern city of Montpellier is the capital of Languedoc-Roussillon and has been France’s fastest growing city over the last 25 years. This economic growth has led to many more opportunities to teach English in Montpellier.