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Teaching English in France is a great way to gain an insight into the French lifestyle and culture whilst improving your linguistic skills at the same time!
You’ll live with a host family, who are eager to improve their English, allowing you to develop your teaching skills and grasp the French language.
This programme has a focus on European cultural exchange. It is designed for those of you wishing to experience the French culture in depth - you’ll share daily life with a French family, learn their language and culture and adopt it as your own for a period of time.
You will teach English for approximately 15 hours per week to your host family. During your free time you will have free time to explore the best that France has to offer!
Please note: Native English speakers are preferred for this program
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France... famous for baguettes, chateaux, onions, great wine, berets and stripy tops. The ideal destination for anyone who likes any of the above, but also a fantastic place to learn about European culture, teach English and... eat snails! This programme will take you off the beaten track to live with and teach English to typical French families in return for your room and board. You'll have plenty of free time to see for yourself why France is the number 1 tourist destination in the world and to learn a bit of French yourself in the company of fantasticaly friendly people. Bon voyage!
When your placement has been confirmed, it’ll be your responsibility to discuss with your host family what form the lessons will take - i.e. the number of formal lessons, dinner conversation, sharing activities with the children, playing games in English, etc. It is also important to agree a schedule so that everybody is clear about when you will be teaching and when it is your "time off".
You will help your host family with their English studies for up to 15 hours per week. Lessons can be as formal or relaxed as the family and you desire.
We suggest that you prepare teaching tools in advance using the many web resources available, as well as bringing a dictionary and a grammar book to refer to.
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Minimum 18 years, maximum decided on potential participants’ health.
Your host family offers half board and private accommodation. Facilities are shared with the family. Each family is interviewed and carefully selected taking into account their genuine desire to learn a new language and share their culture with the participants.
Full details of your host family accommodation will be provided approximately 2 weeks prior to your programme start date.
Breakfast and dinner are included and will be provided by your host family. Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirements.
Being part of your host family, you will be expected to keep your room tidy and clean and respect the host family’s rules. You will not be requested to act as a domestic help or an au pair - namely cooking / cleaning or child-minding. However, you will be expected to take a reasonable role with day to day household chores, such as helping to prepare meals, washing up, general tidying etc.
Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.
You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.
In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our staff at any time should you need to.
Yes, you should have basic to intermediate French speaking ability.
Only one volunteer is placed with each host family. You may be able to socialize with other volunteers in your free time if you are placed close together.
Depending on your host family and location you may be able to take French classes at the local school.
You have booked a programme which requires an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check to be completed. We can carry this out for you and your travel advisor will explain the charges at the time of booking.
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Incredible, unforgettable, I have now met friends for life!
Exploring the villages of the champagne region Meeting new people Testing my french abilities Trying new food
Have an open mind Accept any offer to explore a new place ENJOY YOURSELF
Incredibly fulfilling, learned as much as I taught!
Hearing my student's pronunciation gradually improving over the month was such a pleasure! It makes all the hard work of teaching extremely worthwhile! Beautiful road-trip on the penultimate day around the Cévennes!
Plan plan plan!!! Having lesson plans and activities before travelling is absolutely essential so that you do not spend the early hours of the morning putting something together. Communicate with the family beforehand to see what you should focus on in the lessons, then as you start teaching you will get a flavour for your student's strong and weak points. Throw yourself into the experience and make the most of the opportunity! Ultimately you will only get out what you put in! Enjoy it! Don't be disheartened if your student seems reluctant to study sometimes! Remember it is the summer, try to make lessons engaging by including games or little quizzes (depending on the age).
Amazing experience! Great stories & fond memories! Charming host family!
Living with a French host family and exploring the French Riviera
Be open minded, immerse in the lifestyle and culture, have fun
Another rewarding experience in France staying with a host family and being involved in all aspects of daily French life. I will look to repeat such an experience in the near future.
Work experience, family and cultural/language contacts etc...
It is best to try new experiences, be it language and culture.
Fun Awesome Friendly Cultural Educational New experiences Gained independence Social Beneficial Unforgettable
Meeting new people and integraging into their lifestyle by engaging in a new culture and by sharing some of my own. I was paired with a like-minded family, enabling us to grow closer through a range of conversations and cultural activities including skiing and dog-sledding.
1. Don't be shy. Put yourself out there and be excited about meeting new people. 2. Share cultures through language, food, and a range of activities. 3. Stay safe. Live your trip to the full but be sure not to allow the excitement of holiday to render rash decisions.
Spending time living with a family in France.
Felt like I was treated as another member of the family. Significantly improved my own French language skills.
Incredibly lucky, unbelievable experience, friends for life.
Just living with my allocated family. I was extremely lucky to be place with a lovely family, who made my stay easy.
1. Try not to have any expectations 2. Your trip if what you make it, if you put little effort in, it is likely you won't enjoy yourself as much as if you had. 3. Just enjoy the experience
Adventure, excitement, challenging, rewarding, unforgettable experience, made me more independent
Experiencing French culture, travelling round the region and seeing the sights, meeting some lovely people.
1. Take any opportunity that comes your way, then you'll have no regrets. 2. Knowing the language does help, even if it's just a few phrases. People appreciate that you are making an effort and that you don't just expect everyone to know English. 3. I keep a travel journal and I made a blog for my family and friends back home. I think it's good to record your trips so you can look back on them in the future. It's also a good idea to let everyone back home know how you are doing. Taking as many photos as possible is a good thing to do as well.
Confidence building, beautiful surroundings, language improvement, fantastic learning experience.
Becoming more confident with children, visiting the surrounding towns and villages, fantastic weather. Very cheap bus journeys! Discovering I can cope outside my comfort zone. Dramatic improvement in understanding of French.
1 - No real need for wellies or lots of hoodies in South France 2 - Keeping a journal or writing letters helps distract you from missing home 3 - Make sure every day you are busy, even if it's just walking to the local village