Experience life in France and immerse yourself into the French culture by living with a host family, and tutor them in conversational english 15 hours per week in exchange...
Submitted by Taylor - United States | August 02, 2016
I lived with a family of four in a suburb of Paris, twenty-five minutes by train from Gare Du Nord (from which you can easily get to anywhere in the city). It was a splendid two months spent traveling, teaching English by conversing at meals and weekend grammar lessons, and absorbing French culture. I was introduced to family friends and work acquaintances; was taken on mini-vacation camping trips to Normandy; and was showed round Paris and up the Eiffel Tower. A live-in situation like this is wonderful for those who wish to really dive into the country from a local's end!
Submitted by Gavin | February 06, 2016
Had an absolute blast teaching English to a family in a small town outside of Saint-Étienne. Was able to improve my French while doing so many cool things, like going to Paris, the French Alps, Lyon and heaps more! I really enjoyed taking time to explore the surrounding areas, and having an authentic French experience. My family was really welcoming and helped me out so much. World definitely recommend this and would love to do this again in the future!
Best experience ever!
Submitted by Becky - Decature | January 13, 2016
I had no prior teaching experience so was a bit concerned about doing this. Turned out I had an amazing time! My host family was very warm & welcoming and I got a genuine flavour of the ‘French way’ of living. They introduced me to their friends, showed me around Lorraine, and even arranged for me to spend a few days at a local high school – which was fantastic!
Really enjoyed the teaching part too, mainly practicing conversations in English with the parents and helping out kids with their English homework and playing games.
I’d recommend working on your French before going tho– you’ll adapt to the culture much faster and it will make your life easier!
I already booked another placement for summer 2016 -- looking forward to it!
Submitted by Laura - Syndey | December 02, 2015
My time in France was incredible. I absolutely fell in love with Montpellier. My job was to sit down with each of the family members and teach them English through conversations, games (with the children), helping with English homework, etc. I was fairly nervous about teaching English, as I had never done so before but it went very well. My family was super patient with me the staff members at Culture Lingua were very helpful at answering all of my questions and help me plan my lessons.
Submitted by Emma - Chicago | November 10, 2015
I had the wonderful opportunity to stay with two different families (double placement) in Marseille and in Lyon. My families made sure to include me in all activities and to show me around their towns and nearby communities, they were truly great! The tutoring was very informal, mostly spending time with the kids after school in the afternoon and evening, helping with any English homework they had and doing activities like reading english comic books, art and craft..
Thank you, Culture Lingua, for all your help coordinating this! They were very professional and helpful in getting me set up for France.