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sarahg



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:06 pm    Post subject: CV in French or English? Reply with quote

I'm doing the Teaching Assistant program in La Reunion, and I want to apply to some of the local language schools for extra hours. When applying to a language school in France, can I send them my English CV, or am I expected to translate it into French first?
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rogan



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're applying to a French company in part of France, probably headed by a native speaker of French.

Now which language do you think your CV/Resumé should be in ?
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riverboat



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

English CVs are perfectly fine in Paris. And plenty of the language schools here are not run by French people, though I guess the majority probably are. But anyway, I can't speak for the rest of France.
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Nmarie



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are sending an unsolicited application, French is the safest bet. When answering ads, my approach has always been to send a CV in whichever language the ad is written.
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rogan



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The OP says that she is in La Reunion - that's not Paris.

It's a tiny volcanic island in the South West of the Indian Ocean.

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_R%C3%A9union
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DayaM



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely write it in French.

This site has some good advice about writing French CVs/cover letters: http://www.letudiant.fr/jobsstages/cv-et-lettres-pour-les-bac-4-5/un-cv-plusieurs-possibilites-14047/les-caracteristiques-de-la-lettre-et-du-cv-18920.html
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riverboat



Joined: 22 May 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rogan wrote:
The OP says that she is in La Reunion - that's not Paris.

It's a tiny volcanic island in the South West of the Indian Ocean.

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_R%C3%A9union


Yeah, I didn't read the OP thoroughly enough, oops.
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bsjess



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:17 pm    Post subject: French and English Reply with quote

Hi,

I agree with some of the others above. Definitely have your CV translated into French. In fact, have it available in French and English and keep it up-to-date.

Also, have a one-page version with a nice photo just in case.

I would invest in a translator to translate your CV into French just to be sure.

A friend just moved to Reunion and he says that there is a real need for English there - and English coursebooks! So bring your collection of books with you!

Bethany Cagnol
TESOL France President
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PeterBar



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only jobs advertised in LA Reunion over the last couple of years have been a couple of hours a week, part time in a couple of Colleges.
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