Lots of TEFL teachers start out teaching English at summer camps. These positions are not necessarily easier to secure than any other teaching job in France – they may well have the same requirements as other teaching jobs. However, teaching at a summer camp is a good option if you’d like to test out teaching in France before signing up to something long-term.
Teaching programmes are another way to get into teaching English in France. Lots of TEFL teachers use the TAPIF programme to get a job as a language assistant at a public school. Americans aged 18-35 can apply for the French American Chamber of Commerce’s trainee programme. And volunteer teacher positions and internships are another good way to get some teaching experience in France.
Finally, if you have lots of experience and great qualifications, you can apply to be an English teacher at a university!