9, Allees Frederic Mistral, 31400 Toulouse, France
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Teach English in France and around the world - after our 4-week

TEFL Certificate course in Toulouse or Biarritz




Registered unemployed in France? You should be able to get your TEFL course funded by Pole Emploi. Just mention this on the application form, and if you are accepted we will send you what you need to take to them

 Trainees Nov 13 with certs in hand


This is NOT an online course - we only offer the intensive 4 week onsite qualification which includes 6 hours of observed teaching practice. This is what is required by language schools 


Change your life with our 4 week TEFL course in France

Entirely onsite course for 4 weeks - no online element

6 hours observed teaching practice, teaching real learners of English

Over 75 hours of teaching and grammar theory - including Business English and Young Learners

Lesson planning help from qualified trainers every afternoon

Observations of experienced teachers

In line with British Council recommendations for TEFL courses

Accommodation available to suit your needs from 400euros

We overlook the beautiful Jardin des Plantes in Toulouse, and are in central Biarritz


Train in France - teach English worldwide!

Also included in the course:

Detailed info re French contract types, getting state aid, becoming a freelancer

How to find TEFL work in any town or city wordwide

Tips on opening your own language school

CV and job interview help

Lifetime job guidance (wherever you wish to teach)

10% discount on French courses at the Alliance Francaise Toulouse and at BMA Biarritz


Une formation pour devenir professeur d'anglais?

.. vous pouvez enseigner l'anglais dans les ecoles de langues et aux universites en France!

Want a gap year in France? Why not do our TEFL course then teach English here?

Need some extra income in France? Fancy a new start away from Brexit and Trump? Our TEFL  course is just what you need.

The course really helps you gain confidence giving presentations even to very large groups - which you will probably need to do at some point in your career, even if you are not sure teaching is for you.

Already TEFL teaching but not fully qualified? TEFL refresher course?  UK teacher fed up with discipline problems and paperwork? Many of our trainees are disillusioned school teachers or existing TEFL teachers. TEFL in France is one of the most popular jobs for people quitting UK teaching

Not au fait with our two locations?  look at Toulouse , look at Biarritz and nearby Bayonne

Note: online or weekend TEFL courses in hotels will not usually get you a job afterwards - don't waste your time and money! Our externally accredited 4 week TEFL course with 6 hours teaching practice is the qualification you need to get started in the profession

Student visa in France for Americans

Can Americans teach English in France? Yes!


"I did the TEFL Toulouse course in 2014 and have been teaching English in Toulouse ever since, on a student visa, studying French at the Alliance Francaise for few hours a day. I switched to a freelancer visa my second year in France. This is a great route for Americans to take if they really want to live and work in France, and TEFL Toulouse and the Alliance Francaise here can make it happen for you" Katya Smundak, San Francisco, USA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


How it works:


If you book intensive French courses to begin immediately after your TEFL course, then you can come to France on a student visa, and stay here legally for a year or more. With this visa you can set up as a freelance teacher (nearly all teachers are frelancers now) The Alliance Francaise in the Place du Capitole in Toulouse provide TEFL Toulouse trainees with a 10% discount on their Student Visa French course 

Here is the procedure, which you should begin several months in advance:


  1. You apply for our course, and contact Maggy at the Alliance Francaise Toulouse This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to find out when you can start their course (asap after ours ends) and confirm your discount. We work together.

  2. Once we have accepted you, you purchase 6 months of their 4 week courses (at 468 euros each, after your discount) to get the student working visa. They will bill you for the first 3 of their courses upfront and when they receive this payment they will send you the registration certificate. You use this registration certificate to apply for a student working visa.  Campus France can help you with the whole visa procedure.

  3. You pay the Alliance Francaise the balance for the second 3months course when you start your course with them.

  4. Their courses will be in the mornings, and so you will be free to teach in the afternoons and evenings. The Alliance Francaise also offer a range of activities (cooking, wine tasting, local visits..) as well as accommodation during your French course.

  5. Once you are in France on a long term student visa, you can usually renew it without needing to go home by arranging more studies. Want more information? Just email the Alliance Francaise as above or us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Your training was,and is, extremely useful. I am now in China...and teaching little kids their first words in English. I feel like I'm still learning and I guess that's what...

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Thank you to all the ex trainees who answered our survey. You really are teaching English worldwide! Info published soon on website!
Good Morning Toulouse lovely autumn day
Exciting news! We are running a one-off course in Biarritz from January 9 to February 3. Limited places! info@tefltoulouse.com
We won't be running courses from January 1 to mid April next year - if you are looking for classrooms to rent - info@tefltoulouse.com

Fees and what to bring

Your 4 week course costs 1600€  - all materials, a welcome evening and end of course champagne and lunch / dinner celebrations are included. There are no hidden extras or taxes, although you pay any bank charges in getting the course fees to us. https://transferwise.com/fr/ is good. 
Bring a laptop if you have one.

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Course dates 2016 and 2017


November 21 to December 16 (FULL)


January 9 to February 3 (IN BIARRITZ)

March 6 to March 31

April 17 to May 12

May 22 to June 16

June 26 to July 21

July 31 to Aug 25

September 11 to October 6

October 16 to November 10

November 20 to December 15