Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the CAPES/CAFEP concours

If you are interested in becoming a fully certified teacher in France, you will inevitably come across mentions of THE CONCOURS. The CAPES. The CAFEP. The Capes-cafep… Whatever it’s called, passing it is the key to a coveted permanent teaching job within the Education Nationale. While I have touched on my own experience taking the … More Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the CAPES/CAFEP concours

Toulouse : the good, the meh, and the wish list

It’s summer vacation here in France, and I’ve been using my much-needed pause from work to snuggle my cat and attempt to finally resurrect this blog. Going through old photos and files made me realize that it’s been almost four years since I moved to Toulouse 😳 Time flies when you’re teaching during a pandemic, … More Toulouse : the good, the meh, and the wish list

How I became an English teacher in a French high school

Since Fall 2018 (roughly around the time I stopped writing regularly on this blog…), I’ve been venturing into the complicated, sometimes arduous journey of becoming a qualified English teacher in French secondary schools. In the handful of Facebook groups I participate in, I field a lot of questions about this, because many former teaching assistants … More How I became an English teacher in a French high school