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Have you ever considered moving your teaching career abroad and working in the captivating, classy and romantic country of France? France offers a wide diversity of landscapes from the stunning beaches in the south to the mountains of the Alps and Pyrenees, all within easy reach of one another on the country’s excellent public transport network. Being a teacher in France also gives you the chance to uncover why the country is so famous for its food!

Teaching in France

Schooling standards are exceptional throughout France. English is taught at varying levels to children from as young as 9 months old to prepare school children with basic conversational skills. It’s important to take into consideration that the teaching day is a little longer in many parts of France, normally 9 am to 6 pm, although many schools have a day off midweek to encourage students to study privately and take part in extracurricular activities such as music lessons and sports.

Teaching opportunities can be sought in Bordeaux, Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Marseilles, Montpellier, Toulouse, and of course, Paris. While Paris can be the most challenging and competitive when it comes to teaching in France, it is also the most popular city by far. The City of Lights is world renowned for its art, architecture, and gastronomy however it comes at a price as you can also expect a higher cost of living.

About France

France is the number one tourist destination in the world. From rustic country hideouts, quaint coastal towns to big time ski resorts; working in France you will never be without new experiences and places to discover. The French are known for taking their food and drink seriously, explore the cuisine and culture, stroll through the romantic streets of Montmartre in Paris, snack on a baguette in Toulouse or soak up the sun on the beaches of Marseilles.

Paris is a must-visit city whilst in France. The city is a hotspot for classic art, designer shopping, and a range of entertainment, as well as being the home of two of the most iconic structures in the world; the magnificent Eiffel Tower and l’Arc de Triomphe. France also serves as an ideal base for those who want to travel further around Europe, with most major cities having excellent transport links by coach, train, air and even ferry to most other cities in the continent.

Teachers who have made the move

I moved to Dubai in 2008, having spent my previous teaching career in Scotland. Working in Dubai was attractive because I was looking for a better work/life balance. I had visited many times, so was comfortable with the culture.
Joan Clark
Deputy Headteacher
Ever since I qualified as a teacher, my family and I had harboured aspirations to experience life abroad. After some advice from friends we decided to take a look at Dubai. It seemed to be a city that was full of opportunity, cultural diversity, great weather and of course financial benefits.
Anthony Hall
Dubai English Speaking School
After teaching in South Wales for four years, I knew that I needed a change and a challenge in my life. I decided I started to look for jobs abroad and applied online to various schools. After an interview in London, I was offered an outstanding opportunity at The English College in Dubai.
Ben Davie
PE Coordinator at Gems Wellington Sillicon Oasis School

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