French Teacher wanted, Live in, ASAP, Private VIP Family , Dubai, UAE

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Job updated:
February 11, 2024
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About the Family

It is a family of 5 members, parents and 3 children living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

At the moment, you will teach French to the Principal who is Mister. From time to time, you will probably give some lessons to his adults children. 

The family is used to have staff working in their household. 

The project

  • We are looking for 1 French Teacher ready to start working as soon as possible. 
  • You must have already been working for VIP or private employers in the past. This is a mandatory criteria. 
  • You are used to work on private demands and adapt your training courses to specific and individual demands. You must speak, write and read French fluently as well as English since the family speaks english and they need to make sure the family and yourself can understand each other properly.
  • You are ideally a French native (preferred to be detailed/sharing your culture and the French way of life).
  • We are looking for someone who is used to work under very high standards and responds to high demand. 

This is a permanent position with a 3 month period of probation

You will report directly to the Family and you will define your lessons based on the Principal's needs and goals in terms of learning the French language. Mister is used to take French classes privately and therefore, he has already gained some knowledge in French. 

The family is looking for an Experienced and Reliable French teacher to work with them. 

You must have significative experience as a French Teacher in the past, both in institutional organizations such as schools or university AND equally in a private environment, especially for VIPs. Candidates who have not gathered both experiences will not be accepted for this position.  

You should be teaching and explaining to the Principal, and especially to Mister who is passionate about France,  French culture and the French language. 

You should also be preparing lesson plans and sessions as per the different levels in between the family members, as mentioned above, most likely for the Principal who will be your main student.  

In addition to this, you should be motivating the Principal to learn the French language. The challenge is to deliver comprehensive lessons in a private environment. The reason why we have been requested to find candidates who have a previous significant experience in private households is that candidates understand that they need to be on the one hand, flexible, and on the other hand, entertaining

Indeed, the family is not looking. for a standard university class, a relaxing leisure activity as opposed to a formal lecture.

To succeed in this job role, you will be focusing on various assessments, which include written and oral exercises.

You should be paying extra attention to the members of the family with different capabilities, if ever the Principal will require you to help his family members from time to time. Further details will be defined during your interview with the Principal. 

Performing various administrative tasks as and when necessary is mandatory for this position.

As a French teacher, you should possess an excellent ability to communicate in the French language, and equally in the English language. We are expecting candidates who can write, read and speak English, avoiding grammatical mistakes. 

You should have strong organizational skills and the ability to manage tasks as per their priorities.

Responsibilities :

  • Developing and planning french teaching strategies.
  • Implementing teaching lessons according to each member's level, but especially the Principal (Further details will be discussed during the interview for this position, in case you are shortlisted).
  • Explaining to the Principal willing to learn french, in the french language.
  • Developing teaching materials and teaching aids.
  • Performing administrative tasks if needed.
  • Paying extra attention to struggling members of the family.
  • Preparing assessments like exercises, unlikely to examinations and tests.
  • Ensuring the family member learning French, to pronounce French words correctly.
  • Conducting innovative sessions for the Principal/family
  • Communicating with the Principal/family in the French language.
  • Preparing lessons as per the educational curriculum and adapting it to the needs of the Principal/family, especially Mister.
  • Taking feedback from the Principal/family.
  • Organizing fun activities and events to facilitate language learning.
  • Maintaining reports for future reference.
  • Researching various teaching methods and materials, always remaining flexible and adaptive to the client

Desired profile 

  • Bachelor’s/Masters degree in the French language, French Literature, or a related field.
  • Prior experience working as a French teacher or a similar role in the Educational field.
  • You must have already been working for VIP or private employers in the past. This is a mandatory criteria.
  • You must have significative experience as a French Teacher in the past, BOTH in institutional organizations such as schools or university AND equally in a private environment, especially for VIPs
  • Demonstrate excellent ability to converse in the French language, written, read and spoken.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. You need to have the capacity of understanding that working for a private household is very different than teaching a class of several students. The approach must be customized.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage tasks as per the priorities.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Hard-working and reliable individual.
  • Strong decision-making skills.
  • Excellent administrative skills.
  • You must be very autonomous and able to report and respect the family in the same time.
  • You are healthy and dynamic.
  • You are very positive and enthusiastic.
  • You are well organized.
  • We are looking for someone who is passionate about teaching, generally speaking.
  • You are comfortable working with VIPs.
  • You are a good educator, teacher and you make sure that the family has a good time learning with you.
  • You make sure that the lessons are always appropriate, especially depending on the age of each family member.
  • You are patient.
  • You are a smiling person, you like to work with private individuals and you are discrete. You have a strong sense of confidentiality. 
  • You make people feel comfortable learning and spending time with you, avoiding stress.
  • You are always on time and present well, you have a real sense of human relations and communication comes with an ease to you. 
  • You MUST speak French and English fluently. written, read & spoken.
  • You DO NOT HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD, you are honest and trustworthy. 

Salary :  EUR 3000 - EUR 3500. 

To be defined depending on profiles (salary could be paid UAD which would be the equivalent of the amount in euros).

Package : The family will provide you with your own accommodation(to be shared with another female staff member), they will also take care of flying you in Dubai, they will cover your travel expenses and they will take care of your working visa too and health insurance.

If you think you can take up this challenging job position of a French teacher, then apply for this position now. We look forward to hearing from you.

Work Experience Requirements:

All applicants must have previous experience in working on a Yacht.

Language Requirements:

Good knowledge of the following languages is required: English, French

Certificates and Qualifications:

A valid STCW Basic Safety Training certificate is required from all applicants. Please sign up for an STCW course and obtain the certificate if you don't have it yet.