Teaching English in France: At a Glance


Castles. Food. Art. Wine. Love. Just a few of the reasons why France is the most sought-after global travel destination, and why it's become one of the most popular places to teach ESL in the world.


France's rich history isn't kept behind velvet ropes in museums; it can be found all around you! From the rocky cliffs of Normandy, the bustling sidewalk cafés of Paris, the peaceful vineyards of Burgundy, or the sunny beaches of Nice, experience France like a local and embrace the true joix du vivre.

Take the opportunity to see the world famous Louvre, home to thousands of priceless masterpieces, including the Mona Lisa, or take in an authentic cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge. With nearly 600 restaurants with Michelin stars scattered across the country, France is an ideal destination for foodies and aspiring cooks. You can enjoy the best French cuisine wherever you are, whether in the center of Paris or the countryside village of Laguiole.

Regardless of the season, France offers many attractions to keep you entertained throughout the year: skiing through the French Alps, discovering Monet's breathtaking home and garden in Giverny and sunbathing in the French Riviera are just a few possibilities. France's location makes it an ideal base to explore the rest of Europe, with England, Spain, Italy, and Switzerland just short train rides away.

Places to see in France

  • Palace de Versailles in Paris
  • Mont St-Michel in Normandy
  • Arc du Triomphe in Paris
  • French Riviera, Southern France
  • The fortified city of Carcassonne

Things to do in France

  • The Louvre in Paris
  • Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
  • Chunnel to England, Calais
  • French Cooking lessons in Paris
  • Touring the many Châteaus of Loire Valley

History, Art, & Culture

  • Vineyard tours of the Champagne region
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris
  • Musée des Beaux Arts in Rouen
  • Château de Chantilly
  • The Eiffel Tower in Paris

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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.

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