Teaching Jobs in France

Secondary School Librarian, - Colomiers, France
  • Start: March 2023-24 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:2023-01-06
Early Years Teachers, Primary Teachers, Secondary Teachers, - Various Locations, France
  • Start: Current School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:Year Round Recruitment
Qualified Primary Teacher, - Luynes, France
  • Start: 2021-22 School Year
  • Compensation:TBD
  • Closing Details:Until Filled
Teaching Jobs in France International Schools


International School Jobs in France

Teaching Jobs in France International Schools

Most of the international schools in France are located in large urban centres such as Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice. There are fewer international teaching jobs in France for foreigners to be found in smaller towns and rural areas, but a few of these are beginning to emerge. Whilst many international schools offer full K-12 provision, some specialise in early years, primary or secondary education. Primary teaching jobs in France are among the most commonly advertised. Most international schools in France are accredited and deliver an internationally recognised curriculum such as the International Baccalaureate, US Common Core/AERO, or the British curriculum. Teachers of most grades and subjects should be able to find teaching jobs in France international schools.

Teaching Jobs in France International Schools


How to Find Teaching Jobs in France International Schools

Teaching Jobs in France International Schools

International school jobs in France adhere to the Western academic calendar, with teaching from September to June or July. There will often be two intakes for new hires, one in September and one in January. The hiring process for teaching jobs in France for foreigners will normally start towards the end of the previous year, from around October onward. It is important to note that not all vacancies are open to expats – management and support roles are most often filled locally. The most commonly posted opportunities for foreigners teaching abroad in France include early years, primary, and secondary teaching openings, principal and coordinator positions, SEN and learning support teachers, as well school counsellor and teacher librarian vacancies. English is the language of instruction in most international schools in France. However some schools are bilingual. A teacher’s licence, QTS or similar is normally required for teaching jobs in France international schools.


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  1. Need help finding teaching jobs in France? Post a comment here and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

    WISH Team
  2. Hello Wishlist team! This is Gabriel Mihalache. I am a qualified class teacher and teacher of English. I have been working in Kuwait for 16 years in British schools using the British curriculum. This summer, I and my wife, a Montessori teacher, decided we would like to relocate to France starting next school year, 2020. It is quite early to start looking for jobs in international schools in France, but we are very certain and determined to leave Kuwait for France, and we want to start early.
    Before we start applying formally to any international schools in France, we’d like to get a good idea about a possible salary, family accommodation and other benefits usually offered by schools there. As my 13 years old son would be in the same school with me, I also wonder if I would get a discount on his school fees.
    I hope you’ll be able to answer my questions soon. If you need me to provide any other information, CV and degrees later, let me know please. My email address is: mcgabrielbv@gmail.com
    Respectfully yours,

    Gabriel Mihalache
  3. Experienced couple looking for jobs in an international school. Both holding Masters degree from Sheffield Hallam University and 20+ years teaching experience. I am working as a Primary Year Programme Coordinator and my husband as a deputy principal/ Acting Head of Campus. Currently working in Malaysia. Looking for August 2020 onwards.

    Please contact me on manuel.ranjana@gmail.com

    Ranjana Manuel
  4. Hi there,

    I’m Tom, I taught fashion and textiles in FE for several years and TEFL in South Korea and Thailand for 3 years. I’m currently completing my formal PGCE primary training in the UK. Once I gain QTS I wondered if it might be possible to find a school in France where I could complete my NQT year if possible? Any advice would be much appreciated. Best wishes. Tom

  5. I’m a Pe teacher with a master degree in humain sciens of sports and physical education with 5 years experience in Hongkong in American school , I’m looking for a job in France , please contact me by email as bellow, jouinisara22@gmail.com

    Jouini Sarra
  6. Hello Team Wishlist

    My name is Emmanuel Mlambani from Zimbabwe.I am a holder of a Bachelor of Education in Physics with a Bindura University of Science Education.I am about to finish MScEd in Physics with a local university.To strengthen my competence I also did a Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunication Technology with the University of Zimbabwe.For many years I have been teaching Cambridge Syllabi and am also a Cambridge Certified Teacher.I am currently looking for a suitable position overseas. I have been following your page but am yet to strike an opportunity but I am still hopeful that I will get the job.My email is emlambani@gmail.com

    Thank you

    Emmanuel Mlambani
  7. Hello team,

    I am a Chemistry, Science, Physics and PSHE teacher. I teach IBDP Chemistry at Higher and Standard levels and IGCSE Chemistry. I also teach Science Key Stage 3 in preparation for Checkpoint exam. I also teach PSHE year 7, 8 and 9. I have a total of 22 years teaching experience; 13 years in international education.

    In addition, I have been a CAS/Service learning Coordinator for more than 7 years. I am also the PSHE Coordinator.

    Right now, I am rounding up with Master’s in Education in advanced teaching with the University of the People in collaboration with IBO and I am under scholarship with IBO; meaning IBO sponsors my assessment fees.

    Priscilla Obi
  8. Hello team,
    I am a teacher of English and Literature with 25 years of work experience in government schools in Sri Lanka. I hold a Master degree in Linguistics in the university of Kelaniya and PGDE( TESL)in the university of Colombo.As I like to get new experiences in teaching in a foreign country I need to know whether I will have an opportunity to find a job in a school.If any, please let me know.My email:jasenthud@gmail.com.Thanks

    Dayani Jasenthuliyana
  9. Hello Team,
    I am a Chemistry/Biology Teacher holding a bechelor of science with education honors.Iam also a member of SHRM,EDEX,GESS and BETT MEA which are major organisation pioneering education in dubai.I also have different teaching certificates and are available if contacted. I have ten years teaching experience in both subjects starting from year five to A’level.Reach me on +971552038948,ngoron7@gmail.com,nkubirwaronald@yahoo.com.

  10. Hello team
    I am a teacher of English and Literature and currently a holder of a Bachelor’s of Arts in English and Literature with Education from Zambia. I am currently working as an online teacher of English with explorer school. I have been working on short term contracts in physical classrooms. I now want to work for a school in France or Europe on a longer contract. Apart from classroom teaching, I am an active theatre or drama instructor and script writer. I am very passionate about teaching and would love to get a job in a foreign country. Let me know of any open vacancies. My email address is: csikanyiti@gmail.com

    Chipo Bahle Sikanyiti
  11. Hi team wishlist.I am an English teacher and had been teaching for twenty two years in primary school in Papua New Guinea. I am very interested in the opportunity to work with the international team of Teachers in any schools in France. Please let me know if you need anything from me on my email japhetmaki026@gmail.com. Thank you.

    Japhet Maki
  12. Hello team.
    This is Ghezlaan from United Arab Emirates , I’m Arabic teacher ,Bachelor’s degree Education, Arabic Language and Islamic Culture,I have six years of experience teaching Arabic to primary school students , I had training course in teaching Arabic for non-Arabs , I am looking for work abroad to enrich my work experience and also to open up to foreign cultures. If any available job , please let me know.
    Thank you

    Ghezlaan Mohammed
  13. Hello,

    I am a public school teacher in Houston, Texas. I am interested in teaching and working with other teachers anywhere in France. Please email me at lisasimmons547@yahoo.com. I have excellent references and want to add value. I love teaching and seeing students excel. Thanks.

    Lisa Simmons
  14. Hello!
    I am a science teacher in Lawndale, California. I have 6 years of science teaching experience and I am the science department chair for my school. I am passionate about teaching and facilitating STEM in young minds and also making connections with students to encourage their strengths. I hold a science credential for 6th through 12th grade and am currently furthering my education and getting a Science Education master’s degree.

    If you have an available job, please contact me at kerrycogan@gmail.com

    Kerry Cogan
  15. Hi there! I am a Deputy Head teacher in an independent 3-18 school (Maths ans PE are my subjects). I am the academic lead focussing on timetable, curriculum development and assessment. Looking to move to Provence – would appreciate any information on potential vacancies. Merci!

    Tanya Davie
  16. Looking for vacancies in Provence. I am an English language and literature teacher. I am a fully registered teacher with experience in New Zealand and England.

    Renee Harris
  17. Hi,

    I am an experienced MFL teacher – French, Spanish and Italian.
    I am looking at relocations in France and join an international school with my kids and wife (French and French teacher).

    I am a Curriculum Leader for MFL and have more than 10 years of experience.

    Please contact me privately for further details.

    Thank you,

    Gianluca Raso
  18. Hello,
    I am a Chemistry teacher from India working in China since 2015.At present I am teaching IGCSE ,AS and A level .I have 15 years of teaching experience in the field ofChemistry. I am passionate about teaching chemistry and looking forward to expertise the students in this field.
    In case if any job is available,kindly contact me at drshikha05@yahoo.co.in

    Dr Shikha Sharma
  19. Hello.
    I am a qualified teacher with 10 years experience pre PGCE accreditation in China and 2 years following. I have worked in British schools and a French international school near Paris. I and my family would like to stay in France for now but would very much like to live and work in a less urban more rural area if possible.My email address is benjaminsimonburley-ward@hotmail.com please contact me should you know of anything suitable. Thank you.

    Benjamin Burley-Ward
  20. Hello everyone!
    I am a qualified French and Spanish teacher, a qualified teacher of English as a Foreign Language, a qualified teacher of IB French B and DELF. I have taught both in states and independent all girls schools in the UK for 17 years.
    I am relocating in the Bordeaux region this summer. I am desperately looking for a teaching job and would love to get help with this.
    Thank you very much in advance!
    Please do contact me on emilie_borda@yahoo.fr

    Emilie Borda
  21. My name is Vithiasanker. I am citizen of France and holder of European Union International French Passport. At present I am working in India as Senior Secondary Teacher of French in a private school. I am a recognized International French Teacher recognized by Scotland and Quebec Canada. I am qualified to M.A., M.Phil and M.Ed French with 25 years teaching experience in and out of India. If any employer in France would like to employ me in any school in France or any european country, they may contact me vithiasanker@yahoo.in or my mobile number +91 9600363469. I am available now.

  22. Hi,

    I am an upper elementary school teacher from the US with 13+ years experience. Currently, I am in the process of completing my Doctorate from USC in the concentration of instructional change. I am looking for educational opportunities in France.

    Anna Gralnik
  23. Hi Team
    I am an IB English A teacher with many years of experience. I am from South Africa. I am the Head of learning and teaching for an international IBDP school group in Africa but I want to go back to teaching DP English, which is my first love. You can contact me on monipillay@gmail.com

    Radha Pillay
  24. I have 2 master degrees in Administration of education and Biochemistry in addition to a teaching diploma in Biochemistry. I have more than 16 years experience in teaching chemistry and biology. I am also an approved NEASC visitor and an IB DP coordinator. I have also more than 7 years experience in heading the high school. I speak, read and write fluently French, English and Arabic. My email is jacques_elkhoury@hotmail.com and my phone number is 9613945764. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Jacques El Khoury
  25. Hello Team!
    I am a qualified Math teacher holding a Master 2 in Mathematical Engineering and Modeling, from Aix-Marseille university with Labex Archimède scholarship. (2017)

    I am from Lebanon and I have been teaching Math in universities and schools since 2018. I am looking forward to find a Math teaching job in France, where I got my masters from, to enrich my work experience. I really love France and I am passionate about getting back there for work. Please email me at rasha.melki93@hotmail.com. Thank you.

    Rasha Melki
  26. Hello Team,
    My nane is Aruna Bose and I am from India.I have done English hons with CTE and psychology.I have done 120 hr TEFL course from Asian College of Teachers and I am a certified English Language Lab trainer from Wordsworth.I have 6 years of teaching experience.I know spanish basic and learning French and Spanish too.I would like to join online or offline job in France as an ESL/EFL teacher.lang teacher(English)

    Aruna Bose
  27. Hi,
    I came to France with my husband who is an IT professional. I have nearly three years of work experience as an Assistant Professor in Psychology. I also have worked in Research project being funded by Government of India.
    I want to work here. My preference is teaching mainly. Could you please guide me how can I get into teaching here in france?

    Thanks and Regards

    Jasvir Kaur

  28. Jana el maiss – lebanon- 34years old
    Physics teachers gr 7 till gr 12
    10.years experience
    Excellent on french and english

    Jana el maiss
  29. Dear all,
    I am looking to relocate from Hong Kong to France. I teach both Drama and English from KS3, KS4 to KS5. I have taught GCSE, iGCSE, A Level, BTEC and IB in both subjects. I have taught for 20 years in England, Spain and Hong Kong.
    I will be leaving my current role in June 2022 and can start any time after that.
    You can get in touch via my email – swelsh28@yahoo.co.uk
    Kind regards
    Sophie Welsh

    Sophie Welsh
  30. Hi there,
    I am head of science department currently in my school and looking for new opportunity overseas, I’ve been teaching for 7 years. I taught math (KS3 and IGCSE) Science KS3 and Physics (IGCSE , A Level) as well as AP Physics 1. I have a bachelor’s degree in applied science / physics from Baghdad university and you can get in touch via my email

    Zahraa Kareem
  31. To whom it may concern,
    I am a qualified French teacher, currently teaching in Ireland for over 20 years, having previously taught in Le Havre, France, for 3 years. Would like to relocate to France and teach in an International school in south of France. I have a BA in Applied Languages and MA in French and am currently head of MFL and liaison teacher for Student Council. Many thanks in advance for your assistance. Scadinot@gmail.com

    Sinéad Cadinot
  32. Hello!
    I am a highly qualified educator with over 25 years working as a learning specialist in both public schools in the US and International Schools in Asia. My focus is teaching struggling or dyslexic students. I have a Master’s Degree in Education plus an additional 40 hours of higher-level instruction. Additional training includes an Orton-Gillingham approach to reading along with Structured Word Inquiry.
    I would love to relocate to France from Thailand to be nearer my daughter.
    Thank you for your consideration!
    stellaellis123@gmail.com http://www.stellareading.com info@stellareading.com

    Stella Ellis
  33. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2022 to Dear WISHLIST TEAM Members … !

    Two times I have Qualified Indian Civil Services (Main) Examination with Economics and History Optional in 2006 and 2007 . Masters Degree in Economics. UGC-NET Qualified in Economics with 73.14%. Two years Diploma in French Language from Calcutta University. 1 year Astronomy course from Birla Institute of Fundamental Research (Birla Planetarium, Calcutta) . GRE and TOEFL Qualified. 22 years of diversified teaching and administrative experience in Private Indian academic sector. Worked as Assistant Professor in Lovely Professional University (LPU), Punjab, India. Worked as Senior Visiting Professor in Rabindra Bharati University (EOGP Department) , Calcutta and University of Engineering and Management (UEM), Calcutta (ICS/Competitive examination Department). Worked as Academic Head and Economics Faculty in RICE IAS Academy, Calcutta. Taught as online Faculty (Economics) for Rajasthan University Students (APTC Department) . Worked as a Resource Person Faculty (Economics) for Indian Economic Association sponsored UGC-NET Preparatory course for Economics postgraduate students pan India through online mode from June to September 2021. Worked as Senior Visiting Faculty for Indian Civil Services and State Civil Services Coaching classes (Economics, History, Polity, International Relations, GK, Interview preparation, Essay writing etc ) in several training institutions for Civil Services. I am a Life Member of the Indian Economic Association (IEA) and The Indian Econometric Society (TIES). 10 Research Papers have been published till now. Nowadays due to pandemic , I am staying in home and engaged in my research works and private online teaching .
    I wish to teach Economics , World History , Interview Preparation or Personality development, through online mode. I am seeking part time teaching assignments either from individuals or academic institutions.
    My name is Rabinder Prasad. I am from Howrah district, Calcutta, West Bengal , INDIA. Email id : rabinderp978@gmail.com , Mobile : +91-8777237285

    With Sincere Thanks and Warm Regards
    Always eternally yours
    Rabinder Prasad

  34. Hello
    I am a qualified Arabic teacher, currently teaching in Lebanon in an international school (american, lebanese, and IB program) and University ( basic Arabic and Arabic as foreign language) . I have a Ph. D in Arabic Literature and +10 years teaching experience.
    Would love to relocate in france .
    Thank you !

    Rosette Yotyeghparian
  35. International Christian schools need qualified, passionate individuals with a variety of skill sets to minister to the children of missionaries and expatriate families. Links below take you directly to the job opportunity page at each school.

  36. I’m an MFL teacher in England looking to relocate to France. I was wondering what the prospects are in international schools for MFL teachers. Do they prefer natives? I teach Spanish and French and can also offer Italian (Spanish and Italian to A Level and French to GCSE). Would it be better to try to get a job as an English teacher? My degree is also in English Literature so I am qualified to teacher English GCSE and A Level. I’m looking for a job in Bordeaux or any other Southern big city.

  37. hello team,
    am mathematics/Chemistry teacher with Bachelor degree in education science from local university in kenya with 3yrs experience am working in one of the Catholic schools in the country & ready to work in France. My email rotichvincent27@gmail.com

    Am rotich.
  38. Hello,
    I am a Physics/Science teacher, with more than 10 years of experience.
    Currently, I am interested for a position of teaching in the region of Paris or Ile-de-France.

  39. Greetings Team

    I’m a South African with a Masters degree in Educational Management. I’m currently head of a school in my country. I have been in education for over 20 years. My subject speciality is Economics, Business Studies and Tourism. I also teach at a university on an ad-hoc basis, in addition to developing course material and implementing technology in the classroom.I am interested in a suitable position abroad. I can be contacted on +27833097866 or on mayalli601@gmail.com

    Kind regards
    May Alli

    May Alli

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