Our 4 week in-class TEFL course in Paris is a world-renowned TEFL/TESOL certification course that prepares you for teaching English overseas, or in your home country. Our TEFL certification courses last for four weeks and have a very practical emphasis. There is no need to speak any language other than English, as our courses concentrate on training you to teach English with the international standard communicative approach – where English is the only language used in the classroom.
This is the most practical and fundamental area of any TEFL training course. During the teaching practice sessions, trainees have the opportunity to teach real students of English and put into practice the skills learnt during the theoretical parts of the course.
2) Foreign Language Experience
During the course, trainees receive instruction in an unknown foreign language to help them reflect on the experience of being a learner. This session is extremely useful in creating empathy between the teacher and student and should help trainees to direct their own teaching.
3) Language Awareness
a) This area focuses on grammar and covers subjects such as parts of speech, the structure of tenses, conditionals and modals and other common grammar points. During these sessions trainees learn about these subjects as well as ways to teach them to their future students in the classroom.
b) This area also looks at the subject of phonology and covers phonemics, word and sentence stress, intonation and connected speech.
4) Student Profile
For this part of the course, each trainee is required to work with an individual student in order to work on things such as rapport building, error analysis, correction techniques and addressing individual student needs. Three meetings with the student are required to complete the profile, after which the trainee completes a one-to-one lesson with their student. The final stage is the completion of a written report regarding the lesson.
5) Teaching Techniques
This component of the course covers areas such as:
6) Materials Project
All trainees are required to create their own set of materials to be used during the teaching practice. These materials will be useful in future teaching environments and will help to instill the benefits of creativity and resourcefulness in relation to your lesson planning. The materials should be easily portable, durable and adaptable for different lesson points.
Once you have created your materials project you will present it to a course trainer and demonstrate how it will be used in the classroom. Your trainer will then provide advice and suggestions on how they can be improved and how they could be used in another context.
All applications from candidates aged 18 (younger ages may be considered in exceptional circumstances) and above will be considered for our English teaching courses. Our in-class TEFL courses are intensive, four-week programs; however, all trainees should still have sufficient time to explore the local area, experience the culture and to meet new people. Also, individual course organizers will often arrange leisure activities for our trainees so they can socialize in their spare time and make the most of their experience.
If you are at least 18 years of age and speak English fluently, you are eligible to apply for the course. The application is brief and we will send you a prompt reply. Once approved, you will receive additional information about the course content and schedule, your accommodation options, travel arrangements, as well as payment options and more.
Apply to take our TEFL course in Paris now and soon you could be experiencing life in the ‘City of Lights’. However, training in Paris doesn’t mean that you have to stay and teach in France. If you would like to move on after the course, we offer lifetime assistance finding jobs and our certificates are recognised worldwide.
The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.
The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) PayPal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.
The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.
Paris is the essence of all things French and is therefore an incredible destination to take a TEFL course. The ‘City of Lights’ will dazzle you with breathtaking landscapes, sites and scenery. From the iconic Eiffel Tower to the meandering River Seine, Paris and its people will leave you with a truly unforgettable experience of a lifetime.
Blessed with a beautiful and enchanting landscape, Paris is the most popular tourist destination in Europe. The city has something to offer everyone and attracts people from all walks of life, regardless of age, gender, culture or nationality. The charm of the city lies in its romance and warmth which is exuded in the outlook and attitude of the Parisian people.
Paris is a city to discover before, during and after your TEFL course. Trainees will be amazed by its impressive monuments, breezy boulevards, magnificent works of art and spell-binding lights. You will also get to savour its gourmet selection of seafood, cheese, wine and chocolate, feel the wind in your face as you rollerblade through Bastille, or experience an exhilarating mix of fear and pleasure when you reach the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Paris rightfully takes its place among the major world cities due to its influence on education, fashion, cuisine, science and the arts. Paris is also one of the world’s leading business and cultural centres and boasts many leading artists and intellectuals. The city is also home to countless cafes, bars, restaurants and shopping districts so you will never be short of entertainment during your free time.
Our training centre is located in the heart of the city and is equipped with modern technology and all the materials you will need to conduct your teaching practice sessions. All our TEFL course trainers hold at least a master’s and/or diploma in TEFL and are experienced professionals who are dedicated to helping you start your career in the classroom.
Our TEFL course in Paris offers a wide variety of accommodation options to suit different budgets and lifestyles. Trainees can choose a student residence and share their overseas experience with other international students, or the security of staying with a host family away from the city centre. Alternatively, TEFL course participants can choose from a selection of hostels and hotels that are available in the immediate vicinity of the training centre.
The course fees listed on our website are inclusive of course-related lessons, materials, teaching practice, assessments, certificates, references, lifetime job assistance and more. We have no hidden costs or extra charges so the prices you see on the site are the prices you will pay.
The ITTT training course in Paris is conducted in the heart of the city and within walking distance of the iconic Eiffel Tower. Everything Paris is so famous for is right at our trainees’ finger tips: elegant restaurants, great shops, cosy cafes, bars, cabaret shows and discotheques are all close by. For those who prefer more tranquil pursuits, Paris also offers numerous beautiful parks and gardens, as well as countless museums, art galleries and exhibitions.
The Paris TEFL training centre is accommodated in a beautifully maintained, classical building, featuring large, modern classrooms equipped with all the amenities TEFL trainees require to enjoy a comfortable and effective learning experience. Besides access to a photocopier and a printer, Paris TEFL students may also connect to free Wi-Fi on their laptops.
The students our trainees will teach during the teaching practice sections of their TEFL course will generally be a mixture of both local Parisians and visitors to the city, a dynamic that provides the perfect environment for practicing teaching skills in the classroom.
At ITTT we know that your accommodation is an important part of the course experience so we are happy to make the following suggestions:
In order to offer students the best possible service and choice of home stays, we have established a partnership with a professional hosting company. Finding the best family-based accommodation is a specialist job, so we have chosen to work with an organization which can provide the service you require. If you choose this option, you will have a furnished room with a shared kitchen and bathroom in the center of Paris. Breakfast is provided and prices start at 760 Euros for the duration of the course.
Located close to the school (1 to 5 minutes walking distance) you will also find several college-run, private apartments. Most of these are twin studio apartments: one room with 2 single beds + kitchen and bathroom. The price is around 800 Euros per person per month (double occupancy) or 1200 Euros for single occupancy. Prices include electricity, heating, internet and insurance.
Located close to the subway and in close proximity to shops and other amenities, student houses come equipped with hot water, a fridge, a hot plate, a bed and a table and chairs. Linen is also provided, while bathroom facilities are generally shared with other students. This option starts at 300 Euros per month.
Another option is to rent a private room in a Parisian apartment with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. This is a good choice for those planning to stay in the city long term, prices start at around 850 Euros per month.
There are many hostels available all over the city offering accommodation starting from around 22 Euros per night in a multiple bed dormitory. All hostel accommodation offers self-catering facilities, usually sharing a kitchen and bathroom with other students. Most options will provide a TV lounge, internet access and some will provide telephones in the rooms. En-suite accommodation is also available in a number of the residences at an extra cost. You are obviously free to make your own accommodation arrangements for your TEFL course in Paris; however, if you would prefer the assistance of a local expert, our housing coordinators are standing by to help you find your perfect place to stay. The housing coordinator charges 135 Euros and guarantees you the choice of at least three valid options.
If you have any questions concerning accommodation, please feel free to contact us.
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.
Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.
Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Paris itself.
You will also receive an invoice with payment instructions. It will be sent to you ahead of time, so you can comfortably go ahead and make your balance payment on time. If for any reason, your payment is received after the due date of five business days before the course starts, a late payment fee of 75 euro applies in addition to the tuition fee outlined in the invoice.
Fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation, accreditation fees and lifetime job assistance.
All visitors to France are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date. Citizens of the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa can obtain a 3-month (90-day) tourist visa upon arrival in France. All other trainees need to contact their nearest French consulate to clarify their French visa status.*
* As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise you to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip. For more information on obtaining visas please check with your local French consulate or embassy.
The course is a fairly intense, challenging and rewarding experience. Classes generally begin at 9:30 a.m. and run until 7:00 p.m. on days when teaching practice is scheduled, or around 5:00 p.m. when no teaching practice has been arranged. You will be provided with the exact schedule upon commencement of the course.
Our practice students are adults, mostly from the local area. They usually stay on from course to course and form good relationships with our trainees and staff.
On average we have around 12 students for each program. They come from all over the world and are typically between 22 and 50 years old.
During trainees’ lessons, casual attire is allowed. During teaching practice, you will need to dress in trousers/skirts and closed-toe shoes. Men need collared shirts, while women need to wear conservative tops that cover their shoulders. Men also need to shave or keep facial hair neatly trimmed. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are allowed while teaching local students.
Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.