English Speaking Jobs in Dijon
English Speaking Jobs in Dijon, France
Teach English or your native language to French children aged 3 – 12 in their home environment in an engaging and stimulating way in this beautiful town in the stunning Burgundy region!
Being a part-time English instructor for Babylangues gives you plenty of time to enjoy the city and its surroundings in your free-time, which is why this is the ideal job to have a steady income whilst enjoying everything Dijon has to offer.
Teaching Jobs in Dijon
No prior teaching credentials are required to become a Babylangues Language Instructor, as all instructors are fully trained and provided with extensive pedagogical material upon joining the company.
Over the course of their sessions, instructors introduce children to a range of fun activities (singing, dancing, drawing, etc.) and acquire invaluable professional skills. Furthermore, working with a French family is a great chance for instructors to improve their French and gain a first-hand insight into French culture.
In Dijon you will have the opportunity to Join a wide community of highly qualified language instructors and make friends from all over the world.
With the possibility to work anywhere between 5 and 25 hours per week, one of the best pay rates in the industry, and additional benefits, Babylangues positions adapt to your personal schedule and other commitments.
Being so closely involved in life in Dijon through working with children on a daily-basis will make you look like a local in no time!
Why Should You Choose Dijon To Teach English in France?
BECOME PART OF OUR COMMUNITY WITH EASE
- We accept all levels of French here at Babylangues, you are welcome to join us, whatever your level. We also don’t need any prior teaching qualifications. An easy way to pick up a job in Dijon!
- With the many perks and benefits that come with being a Babylangues Instructor, you can enjoy everything that Dijon has to offer!
- We are proud to have one of the best pay-rates in the industry.
- If you’re curious about jobs that we currently have on offer, have a look at our Browse our Jobs page.
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Things To Do in Dijon
Find out all about life in Dijon, things to do and what to visit down below.
Dijon is one of the great cities of France. Fabulously wealthy, the architectural and cultural legacy of the Dukes of Burgundy can be found throughout the city. Dijon is well preserved and exhibits over one hundred hectares of magnificent monuments, medieval buildings and country houses. While the city may no longer have the same political prowess as it did in the fifteenth century, Dijon has maintained its air of prosperity and easy living. Everyone knows Dijon for its mustard, however there is far more to this town than its sauce.
From the church of Notre Dame, a Gothic wonder with row upon row of gargoyles, to the magnificent Palace of the Dukes, Dijon is packed full of gems, even down to its post office, a masterpiece of baroque art. Seventeenth-century country houses with ornate balconies and eye-catching statuary are tucked away down cobbled side streets. At the Place François Rude, the fountain in the middle of the square is topped with a statue of a man treading grapes. In September, after the harvest, the fountain runs with red wine for a day in celebration of this tradition.
Dijon International Gastronomy Fair
Every year Dijon is host to one of France’s largest food festivals, the Dijon International Gastronomy Fair. The fair is known throughout France and is the perfect way to eat your way through a weekend in the Burgundy region. The event includes cooking demonstrations for those interested in learning a few new cooking tips while enjoying samples of the professionally prepared food. With hundreds of stands hosted by amateur and professional cooks, new products in the field of food and wine and lots of delicious things to try, this fair is a highlight of the Dijon calendar.
Live in Dijon
Dijon has a long history dating back to the Neolithic period and being given the name of Divio by the Romans which means sacred fountain, located on the road from Lyon to Paris.
The Duchy of Burgundy has been a key player in the transformation of Europe from medieval times to the early modern period. The province played host to the Dukes of Burgundy from the early 11th century to the 15th, Dijon and Burgundy was a place of high power and extraordinary wealth being one of the great European centres of art, learning and science. The palaces of these great dukes have been transformed into city halls and museums of art.
Dijon architecture is recognised globally with its toits bourguignons (Burgundian polychrome roofs) made of tiles glazed in terracotta, green, yellow and black and arranged in geometric patterns. The church of Notre Dame is one such feature of the spectacular architecture on show in Dijon. Popular legend has it that one of its stone sculptures, an owl (la chouette) is a good-luck charm: visitors go to the church just so they can touch the owl with their left hands and make a wish.
Dijon plays host to one of France’s most well known features, it’s food and wine. Dijon holds its International and Gastronomic Fair every year in autumn. Some 500 exhibitors and 200,000 people visit the event each year. It is one of the ten most important fairs in France.This certainly one of the best reasons to come to Dijon, an incredible food and wine event in the country which has built its reputation from them. Dijon is also home, every three years, to the international flower show Florissimo. The festival welcomes more than 200 000 visitors to the city with thousands of plants from French and non-French cities, botanical gardens, agricultural schools, and private corporations.
Dijon has numerous stunning museums such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, the Musée Archéologique, the Musée de la Vie Bourguignonne, the Musée d’Art Sacré, and the Musée Magnin. It also contains approximately 700 hectares of parks and green space, including the Jardin botanique de l’Arquebuse. The garden contains nearly 4,000 plant species with an emphasis on the flora of Burgundy, created on the former 16th-century training grounds for chevaliers of the arquebus.
Dijon is particularly well known for its mustard and it all started when Jean Naigeon of Dijon substituted verjuice, the acidic “green” juice of not-quite-ripe grapes, for vinegar in the traditional mustard recipe in 1856. Burgundy is a world-famous wine growing region, and notable vineyards, such as Vosne-Romanée and Gevrey-Chambertin, are within 20 minutes of the city center. The town’s university boasts a renowned enology institute. The road from Santenay to Dijon is known as the “route des Grands Crus”, where eight of the world’s top ten most expensive wines are produced.
All Babylangues Instructors are fully trained into our methodology, receive teaching materials and weekly assignments. That is why we do not require previous teaching experience.