Part-Time French Language Instructor


Director of Education, Adult Programs Manager, Youth Programs Manager


The French Language Instructor will be joining the French Library at a very exciting time as we have recently renovated our prestigious Back Bay brownstone building and rebranded. The main role of part-time language instructors is to teach on-site and online adult and teens/children's classes. Please note that candidate must be local or able to commute to work.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - in person and remote (including but not limited to)

  • Teaching of group classes in both the adults’ and the children’s sections
  • Teaching of private lessons
  • Administer placement tests
  • Attend all trainings / meetings organized by the Education Department
  • Create, organize and teach thematic workshops/classes


  • Fall, Winter, Spring: Monday - Thursday (day, evening), Friday - Saturday (day) for adult and children's classes
  • Summer: Monday - Friday (day) for children's summer program, Monday - Thursday (day, evening), and Friday (day) for adults' section


  • Native or advanced proficiency in French (C1 level desired)
  • Unrestricted work authorization in the U.S. in hands required
  • Degree in French, FLE (or DAEFLE) or equivalent preferred
  • Must understand and practice full immersion
  • Experience teaching children and adults a plus
  • Strong organizational and planning skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills/ ability to resolve conflicts diplomatically
  • Ability to develop a rapport with children, parents, students and co-workers
  • Strong in person and virtual class management skills
  • Experience with technology and applied distance learning pedagogy
  • Excellent understanding of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • TEF jury proficiency exams certified (or willing to be)
  • Willing to teach children as of age 1, teens and adults


Part time : teaching salary base $28/hour (possibility of moving up to $30/hour, $32/hour and $35/hour - additional pay for prep time & meetings)


Sept 15, 2023. Please note that candidate must be local or able to commute to work.

To apply for this position, please submit both your resume and cover letter in French to Do NOT call. Only the candidates whose application will have been retained for an interview will be contacted.
Positions are NOT OPEN to sponsoring: Applicants should already have a working visa/employment authorization card, or the green card (permanent resident status), or be a US citizen or bi-national.

Starting date: mid September 2023.

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