TEFL in NICE / TESOL in Nice (France)
Accommodated in one of the classical buildings downtown Nice, the school features modern, air-conditioned class room space.
There is a library on site and wireless Internet available throughout the school. The location is in proximity of the train station and the bus terminal.
One month French Lessons: 2190 €
The program features:
- • 20 hours per week
- • Small classes (8-10 students)
- • Materials included
- • Lively and effective teaching methods
- • Focus on practical communication
- • Exciting extra-curricular activities, including wine-tasting, sightseeing tours, visits to museum conducted in French
120-HOUR ON-SITE TESOL CERTIFICATION
(100% on-site training)
Course Dates in 2017
2 January – 27 January
6 March – 31 March
1 May – 26 May
5 June – 30 June
10 July – 4 August
21 August – 15 September
18 September – 13 October
16 October – 10 November
• Total course fee: $2000
- • Deposit: US $1,000 (due at the time of registration)
- • Balance payment: US $1,000 (due 30 days before the first course day)
France, in general, is a dream destination for many people in the world. Teaching English provides one way of making a living and a way of making new friends.
A 120-hour TEFL certification course is the minimum qualification you need to get started. And the good news is that apart from Paris and some Mediterranean hotspots, most of France is still FAR from being saturated with TEFL teachers. There really is lots of work available.
In many countries, advanced qualifications are required to enter schools; the French, however, are more likely to hire native English-speaking teachers based on other credentials.
While it’s wise to have a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate in your pocket, advanced degrees are not required. A Bachelor’s Degree in almost any subject and some French skills will take you a long way to a rewarding teaching job.
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 number of 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 of time, you are well advised to obtain a work visa. Obtaining a work visa requires finding a company that is willing to sponsor you throughout the process. As a contracted teacher, you will make between 1,400 – 1,800 Euros per month.
Teaching English in France is also possible at the private level. If you’re not interested in working for a school, college, or 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.
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’re 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’ll take some work, but it’s very possible to make this your lifelong career and one of the most wonderful experiences in your life.
Connected to all parts of the world by plane and to Paris by fast train, Nice is usually the first place visitors come to when traveling to the famous Côte d’Azur. The Greeks founded the city and named it Nike after their goddess of victory. The Romans started the tourism industry here when they made their mineral baths on Cimiez popular. In the 19th century, British and Russian aristocrats favored Nice. Today it’s more of a commercial center, and it has to compete with Cannes or St. Tropez, its fashionable neighboring resorts.
In spite of modernization, the city retains its medieval character in the Vieille Ville (old town), with its small red-tiled roofs and narrow winding streets filled with shops, bars and fabulous restaurants. Not far from there, the famous Cours Saleya, a flower and food market, has many stands, from large, professionally displayed goods to simple tables set up by family farmers selling their produce directly from the farm. A strip of low buildings is separating the flower and food market from the sea. Once the storage place for the fishermen’s catch, those buildings have become popular seafood restaurants. The other side of the market is lined by cozy terrace cafés in lovely old buildings.
Nice’s beaches may disappoint those visitors who are anticipating a classic, white Caribbean-style sand beach. This does not mean empty beaches; during summer the bright blue sea, the sunshine, and beautiful surroundings draw thousands of tourists to this French Riviera city. The Promenade des Anglais lines the beaches for about five miles (8 km) and has been a favorite for strollers since Victorian times.
Nice has a typically Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. With approximately 300 days of sunshine, the city has become a popular all-year-round resort. During the summer season, temperatures often reach 86°F (30°C), while maximum temperatures in winter are usually between 50-59°F (10-15°C). August is the hottest month; October is usually the wettest time of the year.