Flat 32, 15 Portinscale road
Mobile phone: 07 492 245 224
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to my study of English at university, I’m able to speak this language fluently. And my
experience as an au pair also developed my tolerance and ability to work hard for long hours.
Moreover, I worked each summer, for 4 years, in a summer camp with children between 2 and 13, so
I’m able to work as part of a team. Furthermore, the opportunity to speak with people from multiple
cultures has also improved my adaptability, and ability to express and understand differing points of
Now that I’ve been a full time French teacher in the Club Petit Pierrot for over a year, I’ve had the
opportunity to teach children from 1 to 15 years old (GCSE level), using the immersion method. This
job has been a real rich experience and a precious opportunity to me as I’ve been able to teach in very
various environments such as nurseries, primary schools, after school clubs and gave private tuitions.
I’m also in charge on one after school club, in Saint John’s wood. Every Friday, we meet witht he rest
of our team to discuss the previous week and the following week. So we are being coached and trained
all year and thanks to this job, I really developed my organisation and teaching skills, alongside being
even developing my ability to be part of a team or to take initiatives. It goes without saying that
working with children is an important responsibility and I’ve been trained to teach them while I was
very well of the Health and safety protection Act.
I gave private tutelage in French and English for a few years to children from 10 to 16 years old and
have also taught English for a month in a secondary school during an internship, so I discovered what
the job of a teacher was and developed my teaching skills. Besides, I will start working in September
in a “FLAM school” as a teacher of French every Saturday, in “L’école Tricolore”. Teaching and
helping children are one of my passions, indeed. This is why I would like to become a French teacher
and will take my PGCE, next year as I wish to gain some more experiences in the teaching field.
Moreover, since the beginning of my work in administration, I have gained knowledge of
communication and new verbal skills, as I was in connection with a lot of companies either on the
phone, or face-to-face. Working in the administrative sector taught me rigour and organisation which
are important skills when you are a teacher or a teaching assistant.
My previous experiences in the childcare sector as well as my own drive and self-motivation led me to
apply as a French teacher as I really want to take my PGCE in a couple of years, with UCL, using the
salaried route, but before then I need enough experiences in this very field that I particularly enjoy.
The opportunity to further stretch my English-speaking and teaching skills is a great motivator, as is
the chance to learn from my students and to share my culture. In exchange, I can bring my already
good communication skills, drive and ambition.
French Teacher with “Club Petit Pierrot” (from 4th
As a teacher, I teach French from toddlers to teenagers, using the immersion technique, that is to say, I
speak French only. The children learn by empiricism. I create everyday life situations, and we
communicate in French only. They do some activities adapted to their age groups, and some games
that introduce the activities. They learn also a lot thanks to a specific routine and some songs. When
they really are young, I am very focused on materials that they can touch. To feel objects, to work on
sensorial feelings is the most important when they are young.
Attended a conference on Pedagogy ( 7/06/2015)
I’ve attended this lecture on “ how to differentiate our pedagogy according to what each student needs.
This lecture was delivered by Pierre Yves Roux, in L’Institut Français. As I am always eager to know
more about how to teach well and efficiently, being attentive to everyone.
Au Pair, England (April- July 2015)
As an au pair, I am required to mind two children aged 18 months and 5 years old as well as doing
some housework, grocery shopping and to pick the baby up from the crèche and her sister from the
school. Thus I need to be organised, caring, patient and attentive to their different needs.
Au Pair, Ireland (July- August 2014)
As an au pair, I was required to mind children aged 6 and 9 as well as do housework and anything
else that might be needed. I also had to give them some homework to do in the morning (maths,
writing practise, reading and I taught the eldest a bit of French, as well.)
This required that I be responsible, methodical and enthusiastic.
Secretary, Bordeaux, France (June 2013)
I worked with an attorney, Maitre Puybaraud-Paradivin, so I was required to write letters, and to
reorganise the archives, which necessitated both a good work ethic and attention to detail. I was also
in charge of the management of the daily mail and of her diary.
Moreover, I was required to help Maitre Puybaraud-Paradivin to write the essays concerning the
jurisdictional litigations. Working as a secretary also demands rigour and discretion and a good
working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Besides, my editorial abilities and my ability to summarize
gave me the opportunity to hold this position.
Secretary, Mios, France (July 2013)
While working in the Mayor’s office, I was required to write the letters and take minutes, which gave
me a further opportunity to develop my skills with Microsoft Office. I also worked with the archives to
classify them, and had to call the partners so as to set up appointments, which necessitated eloquence
and a good telephone manner.
Besides, I had to set files up so as to help the general secretary. I also managed his workload. I posted
the most important mail and prepared partly the questions that were on the agenda for the advisory
board and the city council, as such, good interpersonal skills were required.
Group leader, Audenge, France (summers 2012, 2011, 2010)
I worked in a summer camp where I had to mind children between 2 and 13 years old.
I was required to organize crafts, sports activities, and to plan a few outings. I also had to greet the
parents when they arrived and to help the younger children to have their lunch. Cleaning work was
also necessary. Further to the work itself, as a Group Leader, I had to be comprehensive, responsible,
enthusiastic and dynamic.
Childcare assistant, Mios, France (September 2010 – June 2011)
As a childcare assistant, I worked in a pre-school with children who were normally between 3 and 6. A
childcare assistant is required to help the teacher to prepare the work to do, to help the toddlers during
these activities, to clean the classrooms and to give lunch to the children. Being a childcare assistant
requires a good sense of initiative, to be responsible, dynamic and patient.
Lycée Nord Bassin, Andernos, France
Baccalauréat littéraire (A Level, option: literature) – September 2007- June 2009.
Bachelor’s degree in LLCE anglais (English and US American literature and history) – September
2011- May 2014
2011: BAFA Qualified (allowing for childcare work in Summer Camps)
2012: Further study of English Language at Swan Institute (an affiliate of Cambridge University)
References available on request