What Type of Visa Can I Use to Teach English in France?

June 14, 2018
 
Interesting in teaching English in France ? You're in the right place! Visas are an important part of planning your adventure overseas. The following is the most common type of visa that can be obtained for teaching English in France. The type of visa you'll need in France will depend on your nationality and perhaps other factors.  Be sure to speak to you TEFL Advisor to discuss your specific questions and concerns about your visa before heading to France.

10 Things You Need to Know to Prepare for Your TEFL Class in Toulouse, France

International TEFL Academy is proud to offer a world-class 4-week Toulouse TEFL course at our partner TEFL school’s headquarters located in the heart of Toulouse, France right by the beautiful Jardin Des Plantes Park.  Employing a state-of-the-art curriculum and taught by expert university-level instructors, this course is designed to provide you with the skills & qualification you need to succeed in teaching English abroad. This course is fun and you will learn a ton, but it is also very demanding and requires that you be prepared to meet the full-time demands of a rigorous university-level course. To help you prepare for this course, we've compiled the most common and most important questions raised by our students in addition to advice & tips from actual graduates of the course.

What are the Pros/Cons of Teaching English Abroad Through a Government Assistantship Program?

By Chelsea Hendrickx 

While most international English teachers are employed by private language schools across the globe, there are a handful of countries that operate what’s know as a Government Assistantship Program, which provides opportunities for foreign English teachers to work in public schools, including grade schools & high schools. Participants in these program typically assist a native teacher from the local country with English classes, rather than teaching and running a class entirely on their own.

What is the TAPIF Program for Teaching English in France? [Updated for 2019]

An Overview of the TAPIF Assistantship Program for Americans to Teach English in France

By Paige Lee

NOTE: This article was originally published on March 2, 2015.  After direct consultation with the French Embassy in the U.S., this article was updated for new information in April 2019 regarding the 2019-2020 TAPIF Program.

TAPIF, which stands for Teaching Assistance Program In France, is a program run by the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services of The French Embassy that places Americans between 20-35 years of age as assistant English teachers in elementary and secondary schools throughout France. Though similar programs are offered for Canadians and other English speakers, TAPIF is specifically for Americans who want to teach English in France.

Can Americans Teach English in Europe?

Can Americans Teach English in Europe Even Without Citizenship from an European Eunition (EU) Country? 

Yes — An American with a TEFL / TESOL Certification from International TEFL Academy can realistically find great opportunities to teach English in Europe.  There are thousands of Americans successfully finding employment in Europe every year as English teachers.

Can I teach English abroad in the summer?

Are there summer opportunities to teach English abroad? 
YES, however options will be more limited than if you were looking to teach English abroad for a year or even for six months.  Except for some short-term contract work, most language schools look to hire full-time teachers for 10-12 month contracts.  This means that most short-term opportunities for English teachers will be either in summer camps or in a volunteer capacity.