At a Glance: Teaching English in France

At a Glance: Teaching English in France

The rugged coasts of Normandy, the castles and villages of the Loire Valley, and the picturesque French Riviera – it’s no wonder France is a popular destination. The ESL market is not as large as in other countries, but those who do land a position in France will have no lack of things to do and see.

Living and Teaching in France
France: At a Glance
France: Living in France
France: Teaching ESL in France
France: Financial Snapshot
Monthly Salary*:
630 - 1,600 EUR
910 - 2,320 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
15 - 40 EUR
21.75 - 58.00 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Income Tax††: 0 - 11%
Ability to Save per year: 500 - 2,060 CAD
Airfare: Rarely included
Accommodations: Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Health Care: Usually included
Holidays: Usually paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 10 - 30
Typical Contract Length: One year or less
Typical Start Month(s): September, January, or year round
Application Timeline: 1 - 6 months
Work Visa: EU citizenship preferred
Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma; Bachelor's Degree preferred and Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate
Additional Notes: Summer camp positions may be available

Other Western Europe Countries:

Austria ~ Belgium ~ Finland ~ France ~ Germany ~ Greece ~ Italy ~ Portugal ~ Spain ~ Sweden ~ Switzerland ~ The Netherlands

The romance of Paris, the French Riviera, and the Alps, the scars of Lille and the glitter of Nice: these are just a few examples of what attract millions of visitors each year. France is the top tourist destination in the world.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL Certification and our Job Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality. Learn more about teaching English in France and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-888-227-6755, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
Exchange rates are subject to change. Check for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.