Teach English in France

4-8 weeks

from £599.00

Trip Highlights

  • Teach English in  France and share your own language and culture with a local family
  • Immerse yourself fully into the real French lifestyle whilst improving your linguistic skills
  • Explore the best that France has to offer during your free time

Trip Summary

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 

Interested and want to find out more? Download more trip information and detailed itinerary HERE!

Trip Info

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.

Accommodation & Meals

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.

Eligibility & FAQ's

Minimum 18 years, maximum decided on potential participants’ health.

Do I Need To Be Able To Speak French?

Yes, you should have basic to intermediate French speaking ability.

Will I Be Placed With Other Volunteers?

Only one volunteer is placed with each host family. You may be able to socialise with other volunteers in your free time if you are placed close together.

Can I Take French Lessons Whilst On The Programme

Depending on your host family and location you may be able to take French classes at the local school.

Whats Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Placement
  • Orientation
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and dinners, and weekend lunches
  • Full support whilst in France
  • 24-hour emergency contact

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Weekday lunches
  • Local transport

Flights

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If you prefer to use a specialist visa courier service to apply for your visa on your behalf, we recommend Visa Central who can offer you assistance and advice, making your visa application straight forward.

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skye mccoy

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Exploring the villages of the champagne region Meeting new people Testing my french abilities Trying new food

Tips for other travellers?

Have an open mind Accept any offer to explore a new place ENJOY YOURSELF

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Thank you Real Gap!

shereen lloyd

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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 Cvennes!

Is there anything else you would have liked to have added to your itinerary?

Visiting one of the nearby towns for a day would have been a wonderful experience as Lasalle is very quiet.

Tips for other travellers?

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).

Beatrice Lee Kam Chung

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Living with a French host family and exploring the French Riviera

Tips for other travellers?

Be open minded, immerse in the lifestyle and culture, have fun

gaurav puri

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I think four weeks in one house is too long and also to be in a city like Montpellier it too long. I initially wanted to stay in or around Paris. Montpellier is a nice place and well worth a visit but no more than two weeks. Otherwise the experience of teaching English was good for engaging with the family. Following a set timetable can be more precise in the future to allow for everyone to plan their days. Overall a good experience, but I would not do it again as I can experience France and stay with (more) French families (for less time) without needing to teach English and for about the same or less cost.

samantha stephens

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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.

Tips for other travellers?

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.

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Great experience!

geoffrey styles

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Work experience, family and cultural/language contacts etc...

Is there anything else you would have liked to have added to your itinerary?

More work experience/volunteer opportunities.

Tips for other travellers?

It is best to try new experiences, be it language and culture.

Any other comments?

Communication from travel company in NZ was below average and not clear on flights nor full information of this scheme. I used an independent travel company to make my flight bookings, as I didn't feel confident with the manner of the NZ company and their customer service. I would find it difficult to recommend the NZ company to family, friends and work associates.

kirsty mcneill

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Just living with my allocated family. I was extremely lucky to be place with a lovely family, who made my stay easy.

Is there anything else you would have liked to have added to your itinerary?

It would have been nice if there was the option of having language lessons on the side, as although I was able to practise my French a little bit with the family, if I had the option of being able to take language lessons as well I would have.

Tips for other travellers?

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

Any other comments?

It would be helpful to have a list of expectations for both the person living with the family, as well as a list for the family - so that both sides know exactly what is expected of each other.

sarah heynemann

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Felt like I was treated as another member of the family. Significantly improved my own French language skills.

Is there anything else you would have liked to have added to your itinerary?

Information regarding English courses + public transport + local attractions relevant to my area rather than just Montpellier.

adrian hughes

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Spending time living with a family in France.

Is there anything else you would have liked to have added to your itinerary?

No

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What were the highlights of your trip?

Experiencing French culture, travelling round the region and seeing the sights, meeting some lovely people.

Tips for other travellers?

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.

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