Saturday, March 13, 2010

Independents' Day: Part II

March 20th, 2010
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Venue: Telecom ParisTech

Presented by TESOL France President, Bethany Cagnol and Executive Committee member, Elaine Henry.
TESOL France President, Bethany Cagnol, and fellow Executive Committee member, Elaine Henry, team up for "Independents' Day Part 2". This 3-hour workshop is for independents and non-independents.
Elaine and Bethany will be speaking about:
  • Getting and maintaining clients,
  • Time management,
  • Late-payment issues,
  • Paperwork,
  • Using Excel,
  • Autonomously managing one's accounts.
Since this workshop is Part 2 in the series, the speakers won't go into too much detail on how to become a travailleur independant. But for highlights from Part 1 on how to go freelance, I recommend you read the articles from the blog before coming to this workshop. Get your questions in now, by posting them here. The speakers will then try to incorporate them into the workshop.
Join us in what promises to be a very informative and lively discussion.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Consider Jobs in ELT publishing - by author Lindsay Clandfield

Since independents in France can dip into a number of different areas of ELT,  I thought I would direct your attention to this excellent blog post by author Lindsay Clandfield. "Feeling tired of teaching? Fancy a change but don’t want to abandon ELT altogether? Many people I know who have felt this way have been drawn to the world of ELT publishing. Publishers are often on the lookout for good teachers for a variety of jobs" (Clandfield, 2010).

Better yet, if you are paid from an institution outside of France, then that income is considered "export," therefore it doesn't count toward your 30,000EUR cap before paying VAT!  Three cheers for that!

Read on:  Six jobs in ELT publishing - Lindsay's "Six Things" blog