I am a 27-year-old French teacher who is looking to relocate to New Zealand in the near future thanks to a Working Holiday Visa, but before I move out, I currently am seeking for information if my profile could be a right fit and would make me employable as a French teacher.
I graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts with Applied Linguistics as a major and Economics as minor from the Université de Franche-Comté (UFR SLHS in Besançon, France). I completed my education with a year exchange at ZUYD University of Applied Sciences where I was enrolled in the International Business Department. I also have experience working abroad as I have spent 6 months working in Australia thanks to a Working Holiday Visa which allowed to travel and apply for any employer within the country, an experience that I repeated in Canada from September to December 2016. I am ambitious and results-oriented, easy in a team-work environment as well as working on my own which also makes me independent, organised and accustomed to work within a deadline or at a fast-paced rythm.
My previous activity was mostly waitering jobs, which were either seasonal contracts or coupled with my studies for about 5 years, during which I evolved from seasonal worker to head waiter in charge of managing a team of 4 to 5 waiters as well as independently taking care of around 100 to 150 customers per shift. I also have experience working with functions notably during my time in Australia when I was working on weddings at least once a week but also with company functions or business meetings.
In addition, I have experience as an English-French and French-English freelance translator and writer during which my activity consisted in doing translation and proofreading for a Japanese tourism company, or academic writing in English on various subjects ranging from History, Literature to Economics, Marketing and International Business. I also have experience writing as a journalist for a sports-oriented website.
My most recent work experience took place in NewMotion in Amsterdam, where I worked as International Installations Coordinator where I was in charge of implementing the company’s processes to new installation partners in the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Belgium. In the meantime, I was also in charge of coordination of installation within the Netherlands. This experience made me groz personally and allowed me to workout stressful situations at times in an international environment and gave me the opportunity to have my first job which was not seasonal or temporary.
I have an ability to grow with a job, handle responsibility and build positive relationships with work colleagues at all levels. My former employers were very satisfied with my work rate, and I am confident that I can bring the same level of high performance to a local company.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
The following email was sent to the NZAFT and then on to me this morning. Isabelle GUBERT is wanting her students to make contact with students in New Zealand. Please read her message and email her if you are interested:
Dear Sir or madam,
I’m looking for a partner school in New Zealand and I was wondering if you could help. I am an English teacher, our school wishes we could set an exchange with our students so as to get them know about other culture and realize how important it is to speak foreign languages.
I would really like to get in touch with a French teacher in New Zealand and try to establish an exchange. our school is well equipped in iPads…
looking forward to getting in touch with anyone interested,
As I requested further information, here they are:
Thank you for your email, actually we are in French Polynesia, not far from Tahiti in Huahine (Iles sous le vent) which is close to Bora Bora and Tahiti (right in between). The kids here are really great yet they are not used to travelling a lot that’s why I wish I could organize a sort of partnership with a school in New Zealand which is not too far for us and quite of an easy access from Tahiti.
Our school is both a junior and senior high school, we teach year 7 (which corresponds to the French 6ème) to year 11 (corresponding to the French 2nde). It is also well equipped with iPads…., It has a Sport section (Va’a and volleyball ) but we also play football, badminton and rugby ( one of our PE teacher is really specialized in rugby and trains a rugby team in Tahiti).
We are already planning a school trip for next year in New Zealand in April and I was wondering if we could get some contacts with one or two schools so that we could plan an exchange and a visit and why not some sports event or competition.
We will take two classes there, one class is mainly composed of pupils from the sport section. They all speak English, Spanish, Tahitian and of course French.
Do not hesitate if you need more information, looking forward to hearing from you,
Isabelle Gubert (I have been teaching English at school for two years now, I come from the South of France (Bordeaux region).
3) Bonjour M. Menard,
Je me permets de vous contacter car je souhaiterai m’expatrier quelques mois en Nouvelle Zélande et y travailler.
Mme Valérie Vasseur de l’IUT de Bourges a travaillé avec votre prédécesseur et m’a indiqué que vous pourriez peut être m’aiguiller en tant que coordinateur de français en NZ.
Je suis actuellement professeure documentaliste titulaire, j’ai 28 ans, je suis très dynamique et je souhaite acquérir une expérience à l’étranger, améliorer mon anglais, et j’ai obtenu une disponibilité pour l’année scolaire 2017-2018 que je peux renouveler. Je ne cherche pas particulièrement un poste de professeure documentaliste, je suis ouverte à de nouvelles expériences professionnelles, j’apprécie beaucoup la médiation culturelle, la communication, la relation au public …
Je sais que l’année scolaire se termine en NZ, c’est pourquoi je vous contacte maintenant pour l’année à venir, si vous avez connaissance de postes disponibles en établissement scolaire ou dans d’autres structures comme les Alliances Françaises par exemple.
Je vous remercie d’avance et vous souhaite une bonne journée.