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Subject: is teaching the only work??
Date: Tuesday, June 03, 2003
Name: beka
Message: My partner's French, and we're planning to move to France within a couple of years. I have a lot of ESOL experience (but no qualification), and I want to get out of teaching. So, I've gone back to university to get my Masters in Info Management because I thought that I'd be able to get a non-teaching job with that in a foreign company in Paris/Toulouse. But from what I've read here, it seems that teaching seems to be the only work going for non-fluent, non-French. Am I wasting my time back at university? Can anyone give me any hope, or any other angle on this??

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Name Liesa BLond
Message Hi. It is hard to be allowed to be an "employee" in France if you are not an EU citizen. You can, however, be an entrepreneur. I am American, and besides having a website to share my information on moving to France, I recently applied for and received my carte commerçant etranger. That allows me to be an entrepreneur. I collect and sell brocante French garden furniture at some of the international brocante shows in the area - Montpellier and L'isle sur la Sorgue. I have some friends who just got their carte commerçant etranger, and they opened a Smoothie stand in a beach town (La Grande Motte).

Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

I have information on applying for the carte commerçant etranger on my site, at www.moving-to-france-made-easy.com .

Liesa Blond www.moving-to-france-made-easy.com


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