Teaching in France


Bonjour et Bievenue! I try to update these posts with relevant information a couple of times per year. If you see anything that is incorrect, or needs to be updated, or is worth adding in, please feel free to let me know!



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French School System


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9 thoughts on “Teaching in France

  1. Hi Dana! I have been following your blog for a while now and always find it so helpful and interesting. I really appreciate all of the support and time that you put into this resource. I was wondering if it is at all possible for me to message you privately/email you with a few CV questions, if you are comfortable with that and also available. Thank you for considering it and thank you again for all of the time you dedicate to this space!

  2. Hi Dana, thank you for posting the link to this blog on the 2014/15 Assistants’ page. I’ve been reading through some of these pages and it’s been helpful! I have also been posted to Toulon 🙂

    1. Awe yay! So glad it’s been helpful for you! I had a really good year in Toulon- lemme know if you have questions on specifics within the city itself 🙂

      1. One question has come to mind- I emailed the directrice of my school, EE PU Jean Jaures 1, in Cuers. She seems very helpful, and said she’d look into the classifieds for me. She suggested living in Cuers, which seems to be about 30m by bus from Toulon. I think I’d prefer to live in Toulon. Do you know if anyone worked in Cuers last year and what they might have done for living and getting around?

      2. I don’t actually know who specifically worked in Cuers, but I’m sure it’s possible to commute from Toulon! Check out “Reseau Mistral” (just google it) and also my post about saving money on transportation to look at the regional buses see if there’s a bus or train there… Maybe try joining last year’s fb page and see if anyone worked there.

        I’d definitely recommend toulon over a small town because otherwise it’s REALLY isolating and the buses do not run late :-/

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