Moving to live in France

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Europe > France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France


France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France Welcome to the France Expat forum. This is the place to meet like minded people who have made France their new home. This forum is ideal for those who have moved to France and those thinking about making France their new home.

Moving to live in France


Closed Thread
 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 19th August 2009, 06:48 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Belfast, N Ireland
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
Patricia Mc Donnell is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from ireland. Users Flag! Expat in france.
Default Moving to live in France

Hi
I am looking for help and advice. I would like to move to live in South France - Nice/Antibes area - probably for a year in the first instance to try it out. I am a qualified social worker with many years experience of working in children's proceedings in the courts and as an independent self employed social worker. I am not fluent in French - but did study it to A level many years ago. I am 49 years old and prepared to re visit my French at night school. I would also consider the tefl course. Would it be possible for me to gain employment 1) as a social worker/care worker/companion to elderly etc or 2) to work as a teacher of Eng as a foreign lang either in a school or privately.
I would be able to support myself for a few months but just want to find out if any of this is possible or realistic.
Life is too short to sit in the rain and under the grey clouds of Belfast!!
Looking for all advice available.
Many thanks
Patricia.

Quick reply to this message
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 19th August 2009, 08:35 PM
Bevdeforges's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: deepest, darkest Essonne
Posts: 38,273
Rep Power: 22195
Bevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond repute
7055 likes received
679 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in france.
Default

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Normally, in France, when you're talking about "social worker" you're talking about government sponsored aid or assistance. Which means "fonctionnaire" - which means that you're at a major disadvantage being any nationality other than French. (The language thing will be yet another major disadvantage.)

TOEFL is a possibility, but remember that the public schools are also part of the civil service. You could try the private schools in the area, or the language schools. It's not a super well paid type of work, but it's worth looking into.
Cheers,
Bev

Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 20th August 2009, 08:51 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Belfast, N Ireland
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
Patricia Mc Donnell is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from ireland. Users Flag! Expat in france.
Default Thanks

I appreciate your reply. To be honest I would do any type of work in France - apart from general dogs body - have moved beyond this! Would there be a possibility of teaching English to children on a private basis - or English for business etc - other thing I had heard advertised on riviera radio were companions for elderly English people - taking them shopping, making meals etc
Patricia[/I]

Quick reply to this message
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 20th August 2009, 09:00 AM
Bevdeforges's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: deepest, darkest Essonne
Posts: 38,273
Rep Power: 22195
Bevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond reputeBevdeforges has a reputation beyond repute
7055 likes received
679 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in france.
Default

Anything is possible, including the type of private work you mention. However, depending on the exact nature of the work, and how much you are earning, you may have to declare your "business" in order to qualify for social insurances and properly report your earnings for tax purposes.

There are a variety of "statutes" you can declare under should you set yourself up in business. All the declarations need to be done in French.
Cheers,
Bev

Quick reply to this message
Closed Thread


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Location
Where you live
Expat From Country
Please select the country you originate from. This will appear as a flag when you make posts on the site.
Expat To Country
Please select the country you have either moved to or want to relocate to. This will be presented on the site when you make posts.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fed up of the UK and want to live in France FreelanceGirl France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France 48 27th January 2012 11:00 PM
Where to Live in France csully France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France 10 19th August 2011 06:13 AM
I want to live in France Adrian Davis France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France 3 31st July 2011 03:40 PM
How much to live in France? tsherar France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France 5 17th February 2011 09:27 AM
want to live in France zoed France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France 12 13th July 2008 05:15 AM

FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Back