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CELTA or TESOL in France.

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by MrTeacher12345, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. MrTeacher12345

    MrTeacher12345 New commenter

    Could anyone recommend a place to train, accredited and meeting whatever standards are needed, for either of the above in France? Many thanks.
  2. davidbowiefan

    davidbowiefan Established commenter

    Try daveeslcafe.com. This is a forum for schoolteachers.

    There's little need for CELTA recommendations as all courses are regulated by Cambridge and trainers often work for all the centres in a local area.
  3. kdec

    kdec New commenter

    This is my first post but I've followed this forum for years.

    I live in France and have worked in Tefl (I now work in an international section in a French school) and I can tell you that a great number of tefl teachers in France have no tefl qualification. It's enough to be English to get a job. Don't expect to make enough to live on though, even if you are qualified.
  4. roamingteacher

    roamingteacher Established commenter Forum guide

    It may be enough to be English to get a job, but definitely worth being trained to do the job. I don't know any particular centres in France, but if you go to the CELTA or TESOL websites, they'll have a list and - as already pointed out - they all have to meet the standards. There are no short cuts to either qualification by centres or students, and it's a tough, intensive course that really opens your eyes to teaching and learning.

    Best of luck.
  5. davidbowiefan

    davidbowiefan Established commenter

    If you aren't qualified, you aren't a teacher. Its as simple as that.

    And I can tell you for a fact that the French employ native speakers from all parts of the UK and beyond. Being English doesn't give you an advantage.

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