Part-time English Speaking Jobs in Lyon

Interested in getting a part-time English speaking job in Lyon? We offer hundreds of jobs in France in cities throughout the country, and Lyon is, of course, one of them! Out of all the various teaching jobs abroad you might be able to find, choosing Babylangues gives you access to loads of great benefits & help settling into life in a new country if you decide to work abroad in France.

So What Do You Need To Know About This Part-time Job in Lyon?

We teach English to children in their daily routines, in order to make learning a language as natural as possible. Our instructors speak to them in English at home while they spend time after school learning and playing together! Here’s a quick outline of all the key information:

  • Best pay rates in the industry: 10€ – 16.50€ per hour (+ transportation bonus!)
  • With a French part-time open-ended contract (CDI).
  • No French needed – this is an English speaking job.
  • Training, materials and lesson plans are provided, so no teaching experience is needed! 
  • We only need you to have some experience working with young children.
  • Part-time work from 5 hours to 25 hours per week – you decide how much you want to work! 
  • Plus, our team will adapt your work hours to your location and schedule.
  • Free basic mobile phone
  • Discounted Vélo’v pass (bike service)
  • Have the chance to meet a local French family and get involved with life in France! 

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!

Here’s How To Apply For An Teaching Job in Lyon

Simply apply online today by filling out our application form. It’s that easy!

Part-Time Jobs for English Speakers in France

Why Work in Lyon?

This city in the south-east of France has so much to offer socially and culturally should you choose to live and work there! In fact, Lyon is the third largest city in France. What makes Lyon interesting? Well, it’s beautiful to look at for a start – full of colourful buildings and secret passages. Plus, Lyon is considered to be the food capital of France, which is pretty impressive considering that the whole country is known for its excellent food!

Lyon was once the ancient capital of the Gauls, the historical capital of the European silk trade and, nowadays, the food capital of France. So, clearly, it has so much to offer in terms of culture, history and architecture. And, it gets better than that for the party animals among you, as in recent years it’s become home to a rave culture, with new electro clubs and concert venues opening all the time.

Let’s talk a bit about all of its wonderful history…

History Of Lyon

Lyon has a medieval Old Town, which is known as Vieux-Lyon – it’s one of the best preserved in Europe! In an amazing mix of Renaissance, Romanesque and Gothic architecture, this district is now made up of cobbled streets, boutiques, wine bars and restaurants. 

The city was first built by the Romans in 43BC on the Fourvière hill. Today, this hill is where you can find the Basilica of Notre Dame, a great building made in 1876 to thank the Virgin Mary for the safe return of men from the Franco-Prussian War. 

A few years after the building of the Basilica, the Cinematograph projector was invented by Auguste and Louis Lumière in 1895. As a result, Lyon is also known as the birthplace of cinema and is home to the Lumière Institute Museum.

Vieux Lyon, the “Old Town” Renaissance area of the city, is France’s largest medieval town. In the 1500s, many silk-weavers decided to settle there, and they were the people who created so many of the little passageways to access the river. Later, they were used by people in the Resistance who were hiding from the Gestapo in The Second World War. Visiting these passageways is a great way to get a feel for the history of this city!

Fun fact: weirdly, models of some of Lyon’s districts have been constructed as a tourist attraction in Dubai!

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Things To Do in Lyon

Enjoy the food!

  • Lyon has been praised as the ‘gastronomic capital of the world’, and the range and quality of the food and produce offered by this city do not fall short of this title.
  • Some of the traditional foods of Lyon include coq au vin (see the recipe for it HERE), andouillette, saucisson de Lyon, pistachio sausage; and a cheese spread called cervelle de canut. Although the name of this dish translates literally as ‘silk-worker’s brains’, which may not sound that tasty, it is definitely worth a try!
Discover amazing food and wine in Lyon

Try the wine!

  • As well as food, Lyon is home to a range of wines, the wine-growing regions Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône being close nearby.

Visit some of its great cultural sites!

  • The Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls and the Ancient Theatre of Fourvière: 
    • Dating back to 19 A.D., this amphitheatre really shows the long and rich history of Lyon.
  • The Theatre of Fourvière
    • Similarly, the Theatre of Fourvière, which has been better preserved against the passing of time and still acts as a cultural venue today, gives us a chance to see Lyon’s Roman past.
  • The Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière
    • This cathedral is simply divine. This building of white stone with a golden interior overlooks the city! It’s dedicated to the Virgin Mary, who was said to have saved the city from the bubonic plague in the 17th century, and then later from Prussian forces advancing from Paris during the Franco-Prussian war (1870-1).

Take a walk!

  • Go round the Parc de la Tête d’or: 
    • Why not take a boat out on the lake, visit the elephants and giraffes in the zoo, or get competitive on the mini-golf course at this park?
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See the ‘Fête des Lumières: 

  • To honour the Virgin Mary, every year on 8th December – the day of the Immaculate Conception – the city holds the ‘Fête des Lumières’. For four days, every household places candles along their windows, and the main buildings of the city are lit up during light displays. 
  • The event attracts 3-4 million visitors every year and is a really special occasion to be part of, especially in the lead up to Christmas!

What’s not to love?

Remember, here’s how to apply:
Simply apply online today by filling out our application form. It’s that easy! Here’s the link: