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

externally accredited TEFL Certificate course

Sessions on teaching Business English and Young Learners are included in the course fee. We offer lifetime job guidance and reduced fees for a one week intensive French course, starting the Monday after your course ends

 Trainees Nov 13 with certs in hand


Registered unemployed in France? You may be able to get your TEFL course funded by the 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


Change your life with our 4 week TEFL course in France

  • Entirely onsite (9am to 7pm) course for 4 weeks - no online element
  • 6 hours observed teaching practice, teaching French and international students
  • Over 75 hours of teaching and grammar theory
  • Over 30 hours of lesson planning help
  • Observations of experienced teachers
  • In line with British Council recommendations for TEFL courses
  • Accommodation available to suit your needs from 400euros
  • Our training centre is next to the beautiful Jardin des Plantes in a wealthy part of the city centre
  • Business English and Young Learners sessions included in the course fee
  • Tailor-made  French course for TEFL trainees the week after your course ends


Train in France - teach worldwide!

Also included in the course:

How to set up as a freelance teacher in France - many employers want freelancers now

How to deal with the French bureaucracy re opening bank accounts etc

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)


Other reasons to join us...

A TEFL Certificate and is valid for the rest of your life - so why not get it under your belt now, even if you are not sure when you will use it?

Want a gap year in France? Do our TEFL course then teach English and travel for a year!

Are you bored or unemployed in France? Need a new start in France? 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.

Living elsewhere in France? We are the nearest accredited 4 week TEFL course to Biarritz, Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Limoges.....

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

Want to live in a sunny, lively historic city that isn't a tourist trap or metropolis?  Look at Toulouse!

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

New! Student Working Visa for Americans

Can Americans teach English in France? Yes!


If you book intensive French courses beginning immediately after your TEFL course, then you can gain a Student Working Visa, and stay in France legally for longer than your 3 month tourist visa. With this visa you can set up as a freelance teacher. 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.

  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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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
2017 course dates to be added shortly, thanks for your patience
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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.
You will need to put aside around 400€ or more for accommodation depending on what you have chosen after using our free accommodation finding service. Re spending money, the cost of living in France is about the same as the UK or US. Bring a laptop or tablet if you have one.

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Course dates 2016 and 2017


July 25 to August 19

September 5 to September 30 

October 10 to November 4

November 21 to December 16


April 17 to May 12

May 22 to June 16

June 26 to July 21

August 7 to September 1

September 11 to October 6

October 16 to November 10

November 20 to December 15