English Speaking Jobs in Bordeaux
Living & Working in Bordeaux
Part-time Jobs in Bordeaux
Are you interested in getting a flexible part-time job? Do you love working with children? We’ve got the answer for you!
Babylangues offers part-time teaching jobs in Bordeaux in the homes of French families. Plus, we hire all year round, so you can start working with us at any time!
Teach children by speaking English to them in their daily routines or in workshops. This all happens in the local home environment, and the job combines teaching and spending time with the children.
Our instructors typically collect children from school, take them to the park, play with them, read bedtime stories, and so on – teaching them the language in a natural way, away from regular textbooks and the school environment.
Who Are We? France’s Original, Leading Specialist in Early Language Learning
We are France’s original, leading specialist in early language learning. Our unique method is based on interacting with children in their regular routines and adding stimulating activities into them. The way this impacts early language learning is all backed up by scientific research. We’re proud to say that it’s endorsed by acclaimed linguists and it has been extensively covered by famous media outlets, such as the BBC, NPR, and Le Figaro!
Bordeaux is where the Babylangues concept was first conceived, we therefore have a strong attachment to this city! You can find out more about our story here.
Jobs in Bordeaux, France: Job Description & Requirements
Here’s what the job looks like:
- You can work part-time from 5 to 25 hours per week – we adapt your hours to your schedule and location.
- Working with children – you make learning English a part of a child’s routine and you, too, will become a part of their routine by spending time together with them in their homes and outside of school.
- Have the chance to meet a local French family and get involved with life in France! This will improve your understanding of French language, life and culture.
This is what we’re looking for from applicants:
- Be a native (or native-level) English speaker.
- Have a decent amount of work experience with young children, such as tutoring or childcare.
- Be available at least two weekdays from 3pm.
- Be aged at least 18 years old.
- Be an EU citizen or have a valid visa.
- Be responsible, keen, punctual and creative – art, music, or sports skills are a plus!
And this is what we’ll give you:
- Full training, teaching materials and plans – no previous teaching experience is needed.
- An English-speaking job – no French is needed.
- Access to an international community – meet other English speakers, international students and expats in Bordeaux and join our network of instructors all over France.
- Benefits and rewards from our referral program.
- A French part-time open-ended contract (CDI).
- Help settling into life in France, such as advice on accommodation and banking.
Here’s What Our Salary & Benefits Look Like
- Competitive pay rates – we offer the best salary in the industry!
- Discounted bike rental subscription.
- Contribution to your monthly travel pass.
- Free mobile phone.
Here’s How To Apply:
Simply apply online today by filling out our application form. Here’s the link:
5 Reasons Why You Should Apply For A Job in Bordeaux with Babylangues
If you are thinking about coming or moving to Bordeaux, Babylangues has all the support in place that you need to feel at home straight away!
If you are struggling to find a flat, wondering how social security works or dreading the idea of having to deal with French bureaucracy to open a French bank account, we have got you covered!
No teaching experience needed
Our mission is to create a bubble of English or another foreign language that encourages children to speak and interact in English – just like they would if they would live in a foreign country!
We only require that you have some experience working with young children – we don’t require any formal teaching experience! If you are motivated and love working with children, this is the job for you.
All levels of French welcome
Our positions welcome all levels of French, from absolute beginners to advanced or native level.
Interested in improving? We offer free French classes every Saturday for our instructors.
The French classes will get you on track to become a French speaker in no time, and able to befriend all the Bordeaux locals!
As well as that, we offer travel reimbursement to all our instructors in Bordeaux to make your daily commute easier and more affordable.
Bordeaux is a very accessible city, which makes commuting in and around there easy and enjoyable on a daily basis.
A really lovely way to get around Bordeaux is by tram. The tram is reliable and affordable, but best of all, it allows you to observe the city as you speed around town – better than any metro (just ask the Parisians!).
Apply today, start tomorrow!
The community in Bordeaux is very close-knit, so it can sometimes be difficult for English or foreign language speakers to join, and challenging to find a job.
The application and recruitment process for Babylangues is incredibly quick and simple, allowing you to find the perfect part-time job in a few simple steps and to start as soon as possible!
Live in Bordeaux
Bordeaux is where the Babylangues idea was first created, so we’ve got a pretty strong attachment to this city! Read more about our story here.
Bordeaux is famous for many things. Mainly wine – it’s very well known for the wine. Did we mention the wine? A good bottle of Bordeaux is famous around the whole world, and you can drink it in its very own region. Magical, right?
But there’s more than just wine, of course. You can see for yourself by going for a walk through the city centre and taking a look at Rue St. Catherine, one of the longest shopping streets in Europe, full of boutiques and shops! Or if you’re looking for something a little more cultured, you can always go and visit the cathedral, the Pey-Berland tower and see the origins of the old city down by the docks. There really is loads to do. And it has a great university too!
Plus, if you fancy getting away from the city, Bordeaux is only about half an hour away from the beach – perfect for the summertime! Hop on a bus in the morning and spend the rest of the day sunbathing and relaxing – if this is not the perfect weekend activity, then we don’t know what is.
So, to recap, we’re offering a part-time job in Bordeaux, with loads of benefits, in a city full of history, culture, and wine? What’s not to love?
Find more interesting ideas of things to do in Bordeaux down below!
Things To Do in Bordeaux
Monumental Fun (pun intended)
Bordeaux would not be a classic French city if it didn’t have its very own cathedral. It’s gothic, of course, and it’s got a lot of history behind it, because during the French Revolution it was stripped of most of its ornaments. In typical French fashion, they simply took some more off other buildings and stuck them on the Cathedral – problème = resolue! .
It has also witnessed the wedding of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Louis VII in 1137. She was 13, he was 17, and it was very romantic when they rode into the sunset on their rocking horses.
In all seriousness, the Cathedral is worth a visit and there is ample space to relax on stone benches in front of it whilst you munch on a baguette for déjeuner.
Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux
If you fancy even more culture, why not treat yourself to an evening at the theatre? Yes, Bordeaux also has one of those. It is called the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux and it is indeed very grand. Even if you can’t face the idea of listening to one of those very long opéras, we definitely recommend you stroll past it at night to see the whole building lit up, which is very pretty.
La Grosse Cloche
Fancy seeing a massive bell? The French name for this gem is literally ‘the fat bell’ (‘La Grosse Cloche), and it is one of the few medieval structures that have survived in the city until the present day. It rings on public holidays and feast days.
This is another one of those medieval structures that was too stubborn to be lost to time, which is a treat for us as we can walk through it or, for a small fee, even walk up it to get a view of the Garonne today.
It’s part of the former city wall and quite simply, as a massive gate, had to defend the city from intruders. No entry here, s’il vous plait. The arch was also designed to demonstrate triumph and power – this is truly a very proud porte.
Saint-Michel bell tower
Craving more scenic views and ready to spend a bit of money on it? You could climb the second-tallest church bell tower in France the Saint-Michel bell tower, which the locals call La Flèche, offers a truly scenic view of its surroundings.
Another cultural gem that dates back to Gallo-Roman times is the foundation of the Saint-Seurin Basilica, where you can find a crypt dating back to the fourth century that was also declared a World-Heritage Site by UNESCO.
It gives you a look into the earliest beginnings of French Christianity, which is pretty cool. Part of it is even free to visit, and if you simply can’t resist the charm of the archeological site, you can visit if for a small fee.
Bordeaux is called the wine capital of the world for a reason. Not only can you drink wine, you can also see how it’s made by visiting local vineyards.
Start by visiting the Cité du Vin, an interactive museum with exhibitions that teach you all about the iconic beverage and on how to make it, and then you can head to a real wine estate. The closest one to the city, which you can reach in 30 minutes by tram is the Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion. We do, however, also recommend heading to one of the famous 1855 classified Médoc wine estates – they are grand.
Try visiting Bordeaux’s only whisky distillery! Swerve la cité du vin, which is just across the road, and head to Moon Harbour Distillery, the very first to distill whisky in Bordeaux. Even if you don’t love whisky, the visit is still very impressive, as the barrels are stowed in a former WWII U-boat bunker.
The tour ends with a tasting of whisky and gin, if you plan it right, this might be a great, cultured, historic way to get tipsy with your friends and family.
Simply fancy an after work drink? The Mamma’s Shelter Hotel has a rooftop terrace, great cocktails and a ping-pong table (and everyone loves drunk pingpong).
If you are feeling more adventurous, head to the Symbiose speak-easy cocktail bar in the Chartrons district. Sneak in through the secret back entrance behind the tapas bar and enjoy alternative cocktails and the cosy atmosphere.
All things food
For those who have a sweet tooth, try Canelés – heavenly little mini-cakes that Bordeaux is famous for. Rum, vanilla, lots of sugar … you had us at rum, to be fair.
Feeling more like a fancy steak? Have it with Bordelaise sauce. Can you guess what its main ingredient is? Yes, it is, unoriginally, red wine – but wine is always a good idea.
Tired of French supermarkets ? Head to the Marché des Capucins to taste local treats.
There is a buzzling culinary scene in Bordeaux, so do not worry, you don’t have to eat moules frites every day.
If you want to treat yourself to a fancy dinner, famous British Chef Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant in the Grand Hotel is supposed to be divine.
Other fun things to do and visit in Bordeaux
Ice Karting is a thing in Bordeaux – yes, really. Imagine Mario Kart but on ice. This winter activity is sure to get your heart rate up, and is incredibly fun. Head to the rink at the Patinoire Mérideck and race your friends to show once and for all that you are the only true champion.
If you are tired of traditional museums, you can also find some really cool street art, a skate-park and roller derby at Darwin. The space was created for companies and individuals who want to reduce their ecological footprint, and you can find an organic supermarket as well as an urban garden there as well.
In the Bassin à Flot, you can admire the artwork ‘spaceship’ which, well, looks like what you imagine a spaceship to look like. It’s a sculpture made by British artist Suzanne Treister and one of the newest additions to the Bordeaux art scene.
In Bordeaux, you can also find the largest independently owned bookstore and trust us, you better plan in some extra space in your suitcase if you need to go back home at some point! It is called Librairie Mollat, and you could spend all day browsing through their selection of books.
There are many cosy café’s nearby as well (if you can’t wait to start reading your newly acquired purchases). If you love books, this is truly the best place to shop in the world.
Walks in Bordeaux
As a local in Bordeaux, you’ll probably find yourself walking along the famous Quais de Bordeaux by the Garonne river, as well as all around the city. The entire city centre has World-Heritage status! Never has a walk been so cultured. You’re learning just by being outside. Fantastic.
Then there’s the Mirroir d’Eau, the world’s largest reflecting pool! In the summertime, you can splash around with your friends (or ‘accidentally’ soak your nemesis), or simply relax in the sun.
Across the road, you can also find the Place de la Bourse (even more culture, yay). The square, designed during the reign of Louis XV, is a true symbol of the city, and definitely a location to bring your visiting friends or relatives to and show off your ‘local’ knowledge!
If open spaces are *your thing*, your daily Bordeaux life will be enriched by a stroll along the Esplanade des Quinconces, which, as you rightly guessed, is a massive open space (together with its square) in the heart of the city.
Concerts and events often take place there, but you’ll also want to take the perfect Instagram photo of the Monument aux Girondins, which was erected to commemorate the political role of the Gironde Group during the French Revolution. Much history, much fun.
And to add an additional cultural and historic treat to the experience, the adjoining Place de Quinconces is the largest city square in France!
Another great way to relax and spend some time in (almost) nature is to picnic or read a book in the Jardin Public.
If walking frustrates you and you are looking for a faster (but equally scenic) way to get around town, Bordeaux is a very bike-friendly city! You can rent a city bike if you want to make it into a fun activity to explore, or even get your own to commute around town.
Don’t forget that if you get a CityBike Abonnement for your daily commute, Babylangues will reimburse part of your costs if you become an instructor!
More remains of the good old historic former times are the ruins of the amphitheatre that the Romans built when they were occupying the city in Gallo-Roman times (they did like conquering, those Romans).
I hope this serious and factual information has convinced you that Bordeaux might be the city of your dreams.
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