After the storm : student teaching, school placements, and more post-concours logistics

Up until now, it may seem like studying and passing the concours is the hardest part of joining the Education Nationale as a fully certified teacher. Although the concours is strenuous, and the pass rate seems nerve-wrackingly low (somewhere around 20-30% for the CAFEP), I’m sorry to tell you that it’s only after passing the … More After the storm : student teaching, school placements, and more post-concours logistics

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

Those who can, teach

There’s a pervasive notion, especially among expat communities that I’ve noticed, and that has been getting under my skin more and more recently. The idea is treating teaching English as a side hustle, something you do to support your lifestyle abroad even if it’s not something you actually care about or even like. This is … More Those who can, teach