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Frequently asked questions for those looking to teach:

I would like to teach languages. What are my options?

LCF Fun Languages offers casual teaching positions to enthusiastic, native and near-native speakers of French, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, German and ESL.

If you are passionate about languages with proven experience with children, you may wish to consider becoming an LCF registered teacher.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:48
 

What teaching experience or qualifications do I need?

We look for native or near-native speakers for French, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, German or Italian who have proven experience with children.


You should have some experience with teaching, high energy and be great communicator.


Does this sound like you? Are you passionate about your language and culture?  Then we would love to hear from you!

All teachers are supported with detailed lesson plans, teaching materials and ongoing training.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:49
 

What if I do not speak another language?

If you are keen to teach but do not speak another language,  you can still apply to teach our Jazz-Mataz fun music and movement program for preschoolers!  

However, a few of our successful franchisees DO NOT speak another language at all!  They run very successful  and profitable language franchises - they just emply teachers to do the teaching!

Check out Sal's story!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:59
 

How will LCF support me as a language teacher?

Our teachers are provided with complete teaching materials and detailed lesson plans for each class.  

You will have close contact with your local manager who will follow your progress, and make the training workshops available to you.

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What does the job involve?

View and download a full job description here.

 

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How do I find out more about the teaching workshops and training programs?

Fun Languages provides an ongoing teacher training program and professional development on different topics at regular intervals throughout the year.

We offer regular FUN teacher training workshops and professional development.  Find out more here.

We also offer our LCF teachers access to the LCF online teaching training suite.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:55
 

What are other teachers saying about the LCF Fun Languages Program?

“I have one child with a French Canadian mother. Apparently since joining the class she has shown much more interest in speaking French at home and loves to practice the new vocabulary she has learned with her mother.”

“I have brothers in my class who are consistently late for band practice, but always on time for Italian! They enjoy coming to school early and being part of our club.

"I was not aware but one child in my French group was dyslexic and lacked self confidence because of this ........ I didn't know this until her mum came and thanked me at the end of term and said that she had become almost a different child and was full of confidence and enthusiasm ! It had made a huge impact to her and her whole family!"

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:55
 

I already teach at a school. Can I have access to the LCF Language Resources?

Yes. We have a variety of language teaching resources available to support teachers in the classroom.  

These include our online language learning resources, EnglishZone and BabelZone.  Read more here.

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How do I apply to become an accredited LCF teacher?

Please complete the online application form here.

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Do I need a Working With Children Check?

Yes.  Visit the WWCC page on our website for more information on the requirements in the different states across Australia.

Please contact us for requirement in New Zealand.

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Frequently asked questions for those looking to start their own business:

What do you need to be considered as an LCF franchisee?

  • Passion for languages and children
  • An unshakeable belief in yourself
  • High energy
  • Ability to work autonomously…You’re Motivated
  • To be results focused
  • To be sales savvy
  • You’re a people’s person & strong communicator
  • Everything is possible attitude
  • Strong administration & computer skills
  • Pride in your appearance
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 10:00
 

What does an LCF franchise offer?

  • The opportunity to use your language skills - French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese or English
  • Become part of a network of like-minded inspiring language teachers and enthusiasts and work as part of the LCF Team!
  • Flexibility and freedom - combine work with your family
  • Proven System and Business Model - our language teaching and marketing materials have been used and refined for over 20 years in the UK, Europe, NZ and South America. Using these systems will save you time and money.
  • An opportunity to start a meaningful home based business
  • An opportunity to help children to be better prepared for the future.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 13:30
 

Why buy an LCF franchise? (10 great reasons)

  1. Follow your passion for language and culture – start doing what you love today.
  2. Professionally developed language and music teaching materials – fun programs that kids LOVE, developed over 25 years
  3. Flexible hours – set up a timetable and working week that suits you!
  4. Proven Growth – successful profitable franchisees in Australia and New Zealand for over 14 years.
  5. Passive Income – You can create an income without even leaving home!
  6. Develop your business skills – Ongoing training and support to help you learn and succeed in business.
  7. Full comprehensive marketing strategy – Everything you need to be successful.
  8. Ongoing teacher training and support – Everything you need to know about how to start teaching languages successfully. You do not need to be a qualified teacher.
  9. Wonderful team – Become part of a team of motivated and like-minded people.
  10. Home based business – We provide a database of teachers to deliver the programs for you, allowing you freedom to work from home. You can even keep weekends and school holidays free!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:58
 

What are the costs involved?

Download our full Information Pack for more details on your investment.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:26
 

What can I earn?

Download our Information Pack for more details on your investment.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 May 2013 07:21
 

What do our franchisees say about us?

“I am very happy with LCF, love it, love it, and thank again for having me in this fantastic business!” –Sydney Franchisee

“The educational material is excellent and the marketing support from the franchisor extremely useful.” – Auckland Franchisee, NZ

“I consider myself very lucky to have found LCF Clubs” – Sydney Franchisee

 “I’m one of the luckiest people in the world! I get to play, sing and dance, act and be a clown. I get to have fun! I get to give and share my knowledge of French to all these wonderful little people. And guess what? I get PAID for it!!” –Auckland Franchisee, NZ

“At first I was only interested in the teaching side of it but was soon most interested in being a part of the franchise and owning my own business. I love the freedom of being able to teach when and where I want to and this works well as I can work around my family.” Melbourne Franchisee, Australia

LCF Clubs fitted in exactly with my change in lifestyle after leaving full time secondary language teaching, having recently given birth to my second child. LCF Clubs offer a brilliant combination of learning new business skills, managing staff, seeing the rewards personally and financially and making a real difference to young children's language learning. The inspiration behind making the final decision to become a franchisee was the support LCF provides in terms of materials, set up and ongoing administration - I would not have had the time to create this amount of materials and teaching tools if I had gone out on my own. Also, the initial start up costs were relatively low - another major plus! I have loved watching the students use their new language with confidence and have huge amounts of fun doing it. Their smiles and laughter says it all! – NZ Franchisee

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:57
 

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