120-Hour TEFL Certification in Paris, France

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TEFL/TESOL course in France
TEFL/TESOL course in France
TEFL/TESOL course in France
TEFL/TESOL course in France
Learning the first steps towards teaching

About

Discover Paris, the most visited city in the world, during our four-week, on-site TEFL certification for an unforgettable experience. From the sprawling tree-lined boulevards to the twisted cobble-stoned alleys and famous stairways of Montmartre, Paris yields adventure around every corner.

Our TEFL program takes place in a beautifully maintained historical building in the heart of Paris. The course is intensive, featuring three weeks of teaching practice with actual EFL students. Feedback sessions help you progress quickly to higher levels of performance. Daily instructions not only teach you methodology and classroom management but also help you understand that grammar and phonology classes don't have to be boring.

Our program is complete with state-of-the-art career support. We pride ourselves to be experts in teaching English in France but are just as knowledgeable about other countries. Whatever your destination, we are here to make your dream come true.

Questions & Answers

Hi, thanks for reaching out! We recommend contacting the program provider directly to learn more about cost details. This link will take you right to the provider's contact info: https://www.becomeenglishteachersparis.com/contact-us.

Yes, there is. Our program in Paris, as all of our programs, comes with an excellent career support . Not only do we help students to prepare a CV/resume and cover letter, we provide them with school addresses in Paris or all around France. We also supply our graduates with actual job leads which we receive from schools in Paris or in other parts of France on an almost daily basis. We even provide...

Reviews

91%
based on 20 reviews
  • Benefits 9.3
  • Support 9.4
  • Fun 6.8
  • Facilities 8.1
  • Safety 7.8
  • Instruction 9
  • Support 7.8
  • Value 8
  • Academic Rigor 7
  • Job Assistance 7.2
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Amy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent TEFL Course in Paris

I completed the TEFL certification in Paris in 2018 and returned in the summer of 2019 to volunteer to assist teacher trainees in teaching English to students. Students in Paris are invited to be taught English by TEFL teacher trainees and for the students it is free from any fees. I was able to further expand my own skills and thoroughly enjoyed working with the trainees and students. Steven Jacobson, our master teacher trainer, created a learning environment that was both safe and stimulating to trainees and students. Students worked daily to overcome common stumbling blocks in learning English as a Second Language, and the trainees were stretched using new skills to best instruct and help students get the best results. I am going back to volunteer again in 2020. I learn a tremendous amount from Steven regarding the psychology of learning and how to get the utmost out of students, while providing a fantastic experience for trainees.

What would you improve about this program?
Steven often has to make due with a smallish classroom, although it was recently remodeled. It can be too warm in summer, but then the class relocates to the garden and classes are held outdoors.
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Sophie
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Course!

This was a great course! Was very interesting and the professor is AMAZING! Honestly, I would recommend taking this course just for the teacher, Steven Jacobson. He is incredible. He helped me get several jobs just within the time frame of the class. I had a great group, we laughed and learned lots, I miss going every day.

Sometimes communicating with the head office in New York is discouraging; however, don't be discouraged. Once you reach Paris and once you reach Steven, you won't have any regrets!

Steven helped us get daily teaching practice, and the students are wonderful. The Paris TEFL program has students of all ages: kids, adolescents, young adult, and adult. So if you want to improve any type of teaching practice, you will have the opportunity here.

Would recommend!

What would you improve about this program?
More efficient, regular communication with the New York office would be helpful. I was convinced that this TEFL course was a scam for a very long time during the registration process because communication with TEFL America was so infrequent and unpredictable.
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Alexandra
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

120h TEFL course at iTTi Paris

I have enjoyed the iTTi course in August 2018. The trainees had a lot of practice as we taught every day. We had the occasion to work with different students and develop strong teaching relationships with them. The course focuses on teaching practice, and there is very little theory on the program. What I enjoyed most was the excellent atmosphere among the group of trainees. The school provides little career support and the program is not as intensive as advertised.

I would overall recommend taking the course if you're considering settling in Paris.

What would you improve about this program?
Include more career support
Jacob
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best TEFL Program

Before deciding to enroll ITTI's Paris program, I scoured the internet for weeks diligently investigating the TEFL programs available. After countless hours in front of the computer, I decided to go with ITTI, and I couldn't be happier I did.

Firstly, ITTI's instructors are top self, they truly care about their student and want them to succeed. The classes are small enough that you are able to get the critical one-on-one time needed while becoming a TEFL teacher. Also, you would not believe the support that you get from this program and the people involved with it. At all times of the day (as well as late at night), they were available and would bend over backward to help you in any way they could. When I made the short-sighted mistake of not having a permanent residence to stay at while in Paris, ITTI was there to help! They even called in a several favors with local universities to try to find a dorm for me!

Since this course, I've been sought after by dozens of TEFL organizations looking for teachers. Within a month of receiving my certification, I had received calls from schools in China, Japan, Colombia, and more! I'm currently working with American English Online, setting my own schedule and teaching students in Sozhou, China. What really stands out with this program is the in-class teaching experience it gives you. Not going to lie, it feels really good to write "English teach in Paris, France" on your resume!

And finally, the course is in Paris! Constantly you're surrounded by historic architecture, delicious food and, some of the most fun-loving people you'd ever meet. Also, Paris is just a train ride away from London, Brussels, Barcelona, and dozens of other unique and magnificent cities. I implore you, consider this course, I wouldn't trade my experience with it for the world.

What would you improve about this program?
I wouldn't change much of anything with this course. By far, it exceeded expectations.
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Abhilasha Singh
7/10
No, I don't recommend this program

No job Assistance

Hello there,
I am writing this review to address an issue here with the course.
Before enrolling for the course I asked multiple times through different E-mails to the course administrator Julie Clement and Andrew if there is job assistance for non-native speakers and if they would help with securing a job after the completion of the course and what are the possibilities of this course for non-native speakers.
They seemed very positive then and said they will be helpful and even their website said "life long job assistance".
I am afraid that I did not get any assistance other than a list of schools in Paris where I need to figure out on my own to get a job.

What would you improve about this program?
Please get in touch with students after the completion of the course if they need help in finding a job.
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Rachel
5/10
No, I don't recommend this program

Winter in Paris

The TEFL certificate is very valuable to have in all countries if you wish to teach English. I am glad that I have the certification but I feel as though I was severely overcharged for a 4 week course that I think could have been 2 weeks. I expected to learn a lot but the teaching seemed scattered and we learned very important information at the end of the course. Although I have loved living in Paris this month, I would have saved SO much more money to have taken the certification online. I feel as though I have been very ripped off. I recommend the online course if you are interested in teaching.

Response from International TEFL Training Institute

Dear Rachel:
Thank you for leaving a review about the program in Paris. Let me address the issues you brought up. First, I cannot see an overcharging with 950 Euro (the amount you paid to our school) for your four-week, on-site program. You spent time in a beautiful school, with a teacher in the classroom and free French classes by a private teacher on top of it. There is a cost for all of that.

We are currently investigating the quality issue you brought up with the course not being sufficiently structured. There is a course preparation outline all our trainers have to follow, no matter where they teach the course. We use the same textbooks that are in use at well-known teacher training colleges worldwide.

To suggest to everyone to take an on-line course is doing a disservice to them. You may or may not know that the highest paying schools in the world require certification that the student did a certain amount of teaching practice hours in class. Without this certification, certain schools will not accept them. We are talking about schools in South Korea or in Middle Eastern countries with phenomenal salaries. You, as a graduate from the on-site course can easily get such a job; the people you advise to take an on-line course will not become eligible for employment in these institutions. They have to go and bring proof of the teaching practicum.

Once again, thank you for leaving your review. We will take your words to heart and review our program for improvement wherever there is a possibility. We can, however, not change the tuition that is charged. It is already in a low range compared to other similar programs. Adriana Blumberg, Program Consultant

Kedia
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

It was fun!

The course was very fun, it was a great experience especially since the school is so well located. My only criticism is that the course is much less intensive than it is advertised to be. This could be a good thing, but personally I was expecting something much more demanding. Also, while the teaching practice was great, I personally want to teach children in the future. Knowing how to teach adults is important but we should have been given the opportunity to learn how to teach children or teenagers, for instance. That could have made the course more demanding, which I think would be good!

What would you improve about this program?
Maybe that's asking for too much, but trainees should practice teaching people of various ages, and not just adults.
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Yevgeniya
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Jane's review

The Tefl course was great. Yana was a wonderful instructor. She was firm but warm and i really appreciated all of her different insights into teaching English as a foreign language. I also value how the course throws you right into teaching so that students are able to get first hand experience right away. The methodology and grammar instruction was also valuable. As I am speech language pathologist, I also found it useful to compare and contrast the way I teach speech and language to my clients and students vs that to adults and also from a teacher of a foreign language perspective.

What would you improve about this program?
I think more career support would be helpful.
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Jennifer
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Definitely worth it!

I would fully recommend this course for anyone interested in learning English as a Second Language.

The instruction was sound, diverse and engaging. The majority of the tuition time was taken up by direct teaching practice, from beginners to advanced students, followed by lessons on methodology, grammar and phonology.

The course is intensive and requires a significant amount of coursework, but does allow for time exploring Paris for those who want to check out the city.

Absolutely worth your time!

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Samy
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

great course

interesting class and the teacher was very helpful in all aspects. i enjoyed this class and would recommend it to anyone who asks. the grammar part was a little difficult but i really enjoyed the conversational aspects of teaching a language. also , i learned a little russian which was fun. paris is a grat city and teaching english to french people was interesting. i got to meet interesting people who were facsinated with american culture.

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Kristin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

What an amazing experience!

I just returned from taking the TEFL training course in Paris and cannot say enough good things about this course. Anton Bonnici, our teacher, was exemplary. Anton is one of the most brilliant individuals I have ever met with as vast a knowledge of language and linguistics. I was so impressed with his teaching style and his ability to keep us all on our toes while learning such challenging material. The course itself, was fantastic. I learned so much in one month. I would recommend this course to anyone. It is a fantastic place to start in terms of a career in teaching English abroad. Having the course in Paris was magical. When I wasn't in class, I was walking around Paris mesmerized by the sights and sounds of this fascinating city. In addition, I made many new friends and have already connected with them following the course. Thank you, Anton, for such a phenomenal experience. Kristin Olmstead

What would you improve about this program?
My two complaints:

The internet was spotty at times and this was frustrating when we needed to get online.

The location of the course is right next to several major hospitals and there was a great deal of noise (sirens) due to this.

Other than these two minor complaints, all was fantastic!
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Deborah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A wonderful and enriching experience.

From the first day of our class, I knew I was going to be fascinated, challenged, and have fun for the upcoming four weeks. Anton proved to be one of the best teachers I've ever had (saying a lot, as I've worked towards a Master's degree) and remained accessible and supportive throughout the course. Most importantly: I learned far more than I thought I would, and, at the conclusion of the month, realize that I now have teaching tools that I didn't have before, and a new confidence in my abilities. Thank you, TEFL!

What would you improve about this program?
There were many days when we were in a room that was subject to much street noise. Being located near a hospital meant frequent emergency sirens, and this was distracting, often necessitating a suspension of lecture and discussion. But there was another, lovely room where we spent several of our last days, and having this room for our exams was especially appreciated.
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Julii
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Loved it

Anton was a great teacher. We had every opportunity to gain the experience necessary to feel confident and ready to teach by the end of the course. Anton was very helpful and went above and beyond to help us as individuals and as a class. He was a constant excellent example of what it is to be a great teacher. I took a lot away from this course and I am now very excited to begin teaching, whereas before this class I was intimidated and hesitant about going up in front of a group and leading. Lesson planning was a major focus of this class and because of this I am now prepared and confident that I have the skills required to teach in many capacities.

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Judith
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A great course

It was a wonderful course! I wouldn't change a thing about the course! The teacher was amazing! I learned a ton about teaching methodology, grammar and phonetics! It was challenging but doable! I loved every minute of it!

What would you improve about this program?
I have no suggestions because it was awesome! I wouldn't change a thing!
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Flore
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Highly recommended

I highly recommend the TEFL course in Paris. Our teach Anton, was very helpful and made the class dynamic. We were a small class so it was very personalized. We got to do lot's of hours of teaching practices and Anton helped us prepare each lesson.