English Speaking Jobs in Toulouse
Part Time Jobs in Toulouse For English Speakers
Want to experience life in the south of France? Looking for a part time job in Toulouse? Come and work for us! We’re hiring in Toulouse right now – and we can provide you with some extra income, support for your move abroad, benefits, an insight into French culture, and (most importantly) an adventure you’ll remember for life.
This part time job in France is perfect for students on their year abroad or gap year, expats, and world travellers! We’ve been hiring language instructors from all over the world since 2008 to teach English to French children. And it’s no traditional teaching position, either – at Babylangues, we make language learning as fun and natural as possible for both the child and the instructor. How does this happen? Our brilliant instructors create a “bubble of English” for the children in their free time after school, and as they spend time doing puzzles, arts and crafts, playing games and getting up to all sorts of activities together, the children begin to pick up English as they would their mother tongue. And not only is this method more fun than sitting in front of textbooks all day, it’s been linguistically proven to be a really great way to learn a language – in fact, this Babylangues method even attracted attention from a number of famous media outlets like NPR, Canal+, and the BBC (to name a few!).
So, want to know more about the job?
Job Description & Requirements: Teach English in Toulouse
Here’s what the job is all about:
- Working part time – you can work anything from 4 to 20 hours per week, depending on what’s best for you. Our flexible hours will give you plenty of time to explore life in Toulouse!
- Working with French children – you’ll form a great bond with a French family as you become part of their routine, which is super rewarding and fantastic for your understanding of French life and culture.
- Gain teaching experience – you’ll be fully trained to teach with our method, giving you experience to serve you for the rest of your working life.
Here are our requirements:
- Be a native or native-level English speaker over the age of 18
- Have some experience with kids, such as tutoring or childcare
- Be available at least two days a week in the after-school period (from around 4pm onwards)
- Be staying for at least a whole semester or 3 to 4 months (the kids will get attached!)
- Be an EU citizen or have a valid visa
- Be keen, creative and responsible!
All Levels Of French Welcome & Full Training Provided
Wondering if you need to speak French for this part-time job?
We welcome applicants who have any level of French, from complete beginners who can barely say “croissant” to those who have been bilingual from birth. Being at either end of the scale has its own advantages for this part time job, so there’s no need to worry about being left out!
And the same applies for teaching experience – we don’t need you to have any teaching experience, because you’ll be fully trained up by us. As well as being trained, you’ll also receive materials and lesson plans to have a toolkit of things you can do with your French children to get them excited about learning English with you, so you never feel like you don’t know what to do in your sessions – we’ve got it all covered for you!
Salary & Benefits
Here’s the juicy bit – what do you get?
- The best pay rate in the industry in France: 10 – 16,50€/hour NET (including holiday pay and after tax) on a CDI contract (the safest and easiest one in France)
- Discounted VélôToulouse subscription (bike service for getting around the city on wheels!)
- Contribution towards your monthly travel pass
- Free mobile phone
- Free online French classes
- Free trips away with our referral program
- To be part of a diverse, international community of instructors and to become part of local French family life
- A dedicated HR team to help you out with all the admin you encounter as you settle into Toulouse (for things like accommodation and banking)
Interested in Applying? Apply Today!
All you have to do is fill out our online application to tell us a bit about who you are! It takes 10 minutes to do, and then it will go right through to our recruitment team. You can even apply if you’re not in France yet but you’re planning on coming later on – you can apply remotely and then start working when you get here!
Why Work in Toulouse?
The lovely city of Toulouse is found in the sunny south of France, specifically in the Midi-Pyrenees region, and it’s one of the biggest cities in France. It’s a wonderful mix of old history and tradition with modern culture and industry, making it an amazingly vibrant place to live. Toulouse is famous for being “the pink city”, or la ville rose, due to the many buildings made out of pink bricks. And culture just flows through the city… literally! The Canal du Midi, running from Toulouse to Sete on the Mediterranean, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Plus, Toulouse is just a couple of hours away from the French coast and the Spanish border, making it a great base for those of you who want to get in some extra travel on the weekends.
What’s not Tou-love? With that terrible pun aside, let’s look at some things you can do while you’re living in the beautiful city of Toulouse.
Things To Do in Toulouse
Capitole de Toulouse
The Capitole de Toulouse is right at the heart of the city, and it’s the head of local government which dates all the way back to the end of the 18th century. Talk about historical! This lavish building is made up of eight columns on one side of the square which are, of course, made up of those iconic pink bricks that make Toulouse la ville rose. In fact, most of the buildings of the Place du Capitole are from the 18th century, so taking a look around is definitely worth your time – just the art and architecture is reason enough! Find out more here.
Walk along the banks of the Garonne
Fancy a break from your urban surroundings? These tree-lined riverbanks are a peaceful escape from bustling city life. Amble along by the water and take an afternoon off to just enjoy the nature, or go for a run, or bring a picnic, or do some watercolour painting of the river, or just lie under the trees for a while as the world goes by. It’s idyllic.
Cité de l’Espace
While you may be thinking of the south of France in terms of sunny afternoons and slow lunches outside old villas, Toulouse actually gained a lot of its wealth and success from the aerospace industry of all things. One very popular attraction is the Cité de l’Espace, which features 3D cinema “space” experiences, as well as children’s learning experiences, and some hands-on fun with spacecraft technology. Go on, spend the afternoon feeling like an astronaut. Read more about this space theme park over on their official site.
Surely there’s not another UNESCO listed site in Toulouse? Think again: this basilica is UNESCO listed, dates back to as early as the 12th century, and might even be the biggest Romanesque church in the whole of Europe. With a treasure trove of ancient relics in the crypt, a five-storey tower, and an impressive interior, this church is definitely one for your list of things to see in Toulouse.
What’s a Japanese garden doing in the south of France? Good question – this marvellous place was inspired by gardens of Kyoto, dating back to the 1300s, and features a bust of Taisen Deshimaru – the man who inspired many such areas in France in the seventies. And it features all the necessary wonders you’d expect from a Japanese garden – the plants and minerals, the lily pads, the blossom, the koi, a bridge, lanterns, and a tea pavilion. It’s a wonderful place to come and find some peace or meditate, and it’s part of a wider park and the Jardin Compans Caffarelli, so you can really enjoy your natural surroundings.
Eat the food
Cassoulet! Cassoulet is a slow cooked stew at the very heart of the Toulouse culinary scene. In a great big pot goes some lovely duck confit, beans, and the famous Toulouse pork sausages all slow cooked in a hearty broth to tender perfection and served with some cheese – maybe even some crumbled local Roquefort – and a little glass of red wine. After something sweet? Why not snack on some caramelised almond biscuits called croquants for some crispy, crunchy, sweet, Toulouse-flavoured delight. After some more cheese? Why not stop at the famous cheese shop Xavier – the cheese master behind this incredible place is Francois Bourgon, who won an award in 2011 which named him a “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” – one of the top cheese refiners in the whole country. So he really knows what he’s doing when it comes to cheese.
Study in Toulouse
A great way to pass time abroad is to come to the city to be a student. It makes you part of the local community straight away and gives you the free time you need to start your Toulouse adventure – plus, it gives you some extra time which you could use for a part time job with us! So, for all those of you who are reading this from afar and thinking about your study opportunities and universities in Toulouse, here’s a mini-list of the three main universities in Toulouse that you might choose from.
University of Toulouse
This university has a whopping 100,000 students enrolled over its 23 institutions and 7 research organisations, with thousands more academic staff to support them. And guess what? It’s got a thriving international student population as well, so you’ll fit right in. It’s one of the very oldest universities in France, with the original part of the university having been founded in the year 1229. Go and read about them and their courses here.
Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse III)
This is an extension and successor university of the original University of Toulouse, but it deserves a special mention on its own as one of the biggest student bodies in Toulouse. It was named after Paul Sabatier, who was the 1912 Nobel prize winner for chemistry, and has since become a leading educational institution in the region, offering a range of subjects to students in sciences, technology, health and athletic sports. Find out more here.
National Institute for Applied Sciences, Toulouse
This is a great state engineering school which is praised for its academic excellence and international student body. It offers several disciplines and attracts some very bright students from all over the country and the rest of the world. Plus, it’s part of the wider INSA group whose graduates make up around a tenth of the engineering graduates in France. Here’s their site.
Apply To Work Part Time With Us in Toulouse Today!
Remember, all it takes is 10 minutes to fill out our online application here.