|Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, France|
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For those who are considering teaching English abroad, it's sometimes disappointing to discover that most positions aren't in Europe. Frankly, I think it would be very exciting to take a job in South Korea, Guatemala or some other country that you don't know much about, but perhaps some of the adventure of living in Europe has abated after living here for years (though I'm very, very happy to be here).
Be that as it may, most jobs teaching English aren't in Europe and those that are are often in Eastern Europe. If you're diligent and try, however, you can get a job teaching English at a French University. The English assistant programs in France are very poorly paid, hard to get and suitable mostly for students, but if you want to teach at a university, you can be better paid, have a longer visa, and be working with people closer to your own age instead of children.
The lecteur d'anglais needs to have at least a Bachelor's degree, but should be preferably working towards a Masters. The article mentions three things you'll need to do:
- Sign up for the Société des Anglicistes de l'Enseignement Supérieur mailing list
- Contact the universities directly
- Write a CV and cover letter focusing on your teaching experience