French Teacher

Job Description

French language teachers instruct on a variety of topics, from the building blocks of grammar and vocabulary to the concepts of French poetry. The job of the French teacher is to teach the students the background of the language and to become confortable in speaking it.

Advantages, dangers, and travel


  • Wide variety of job possibilities
  • Expected job growth for elementary, middle school and post-secondary teachers (17% from 2010-2020)
  • Possibilities for travel


  • Not really dangers, just maybe being fired or laid off


  • Some travel for teaching clinics or meetings
  • Different areas have different job opportunity's


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported in 2011 that teachers earned median salaries of $53,000 at the elementary and middle school levels and $54,000 at the high school level, while college professors earned about $60,000.


  • You will need a bachelor's degree if you want teach elementary, middle or secondary school.
  • Most universities offer teacher education programs, which typically take four years to complete and involve coursework in educational psychology, teaching methods and special education.
  • To specialize in French, you will also complete courses in French grammar, literature and history.
  • It is also a good idea to study aboard in a country who is fluent in the language you are learning.
  • If you have earned a bachelor's degree in French, you may earn a Master of Education.
  • If you would like to become a French professor, you'll need to earn a doctorate, which involves roughly 3-4 years of courses, followed by a couple of years researching and writing your dissertation.


Any university would work you just need your major to e French. Some universities you can go to include:

  • Wilmington University
  • Loyola University
  • Cleveland State University