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Tutoring (English)
by Suzanne • Tue 15 May 2018 17:09

Has anyone tried doing English tutoring for French children/adults ? Any pitfalls to avoid/advice ?

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Re: Tutoring (English)
by Creusebear • Wed 16 May 2018 20:36

There are lots of resources for teaching EAL online. Have you any teaching experience? Teaching adults and children can be a very different experience! Also is there a purpose? eg is it to support school or business language or just to improve conversation.In my opinion you need to know your market. I can help with ideas as a teacher and sometime EAL specialist but know nothing of how you would manage the financial side of things. Good luck!

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Re: Tutoring (English)
by Suzanne • Sun 20 May 2018 16:06

Good points !
I've got 9 years experience teaching French at Secondary schools, but I want to start tutoring English when we move to the Creuse (both to support children with school lessons and adults with their 'Business English').
I've signed up with a couple of tutoring agencies here in England to get some tutoring experience, but nothing yet, so I'm trying to work out what else I can do towards this myself before we make the move to France. As I have no experience actually teaching English I am wondering if it would be useful for me to do a CELTA/TEFL course.

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Re: Tutoring (English)
by Creusebear • Sun 20 May 2018 16:25

So, plenty of experience in the trenches then! :-D
I have the CELTA and taught in a language school overseas for a few years but never in France so I don't have any first hand advice to offer. However, I do not think mainstream French schools will recognise the qualification - they tend to require French teaching qualifications which can seem a little counter intuitive when it comes to MFL teaching! You might have better luck at a private school, university or language school. Where abouts in Creuse are you heading for?

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