Culture Lingua Programs
Experience life in France and immerse yourself into the French culture by living with a host family. Tutor them in conversational English 15 hours per week in exchange for...
Culture Lingua Reviews
Submitted by Kyra Dobry - Savenay France | April 26, 2018
Culture Lingua has been the greatest program ever. I came to Savenay to live with a family of four and I immediately felt comfortable, secure and like we had known each other forever. The family has been so helpful, finding me other teaching opportunities, they got me involved in a cooking class and a pottery workshop! We travel and cook all the time, too! The lessons each day are very informal and usually we just communicate in English and French, writing words and phrases on big sticky notes that we are unfamiliar with. I could not have been better placed. I highly recommend this program to anyone.
Spring 2018 homestay in Paris
Submitted by VSL2018 - ESCP Europe Business School | April 24, 2018
My experience with Culture Lingua has been amazing. The placement process was quick and easy. The staff/agency was incredibly helpful and made an effort to get me placement that worked with my class schedule.
The family that I was placed with was magnificent, very welcoming and my living accommodations were wonderful. I lived in a very convenient part of the city and was close to many attractions, restaurants etc. The lesson schedule worked mainly around the family's schedule and lessons took place mostly in the evenings at dinner time. However, be sure to take other opportunities to speak english with your family.
In this type of program you are not just an English tutor you are a part of the family. You will live with them, eat with them, and have the opportunity to really exchange through a variety of interactions. You will be fully immersed in French culture and the family will be really interested in learning about yours.
Keep lessons fun and engaging, you are a tutor not a teacher so lessons can be informal. Encourage casual conversation and get your family to be comfortable with you and you will have a great experience!!
Good Luck !
French homestay - St-Chamond
Submitted by Jules - Rugby United States | April 18, 2018
I had such a great time on my homestay with Culture Lingua. I taught my family's children 2 hours per day, with some conversations in English at family meals. The family were super welcoming and made me feel at home - although there were lots of small differences in culture which took some getting used to. During the day when everyone was out I could relax or go for a walk, and though the family lived between towns in quite a remote location I was able to catch a bus each day to go sightseeing and shopping if I wanted.
My experience with Culture Lingua was great, and Sabrina was always at hand to answer any questions or concerns both before and during my trip, and shortly after my arrival in France she emailed me to check in which added to my feeling of security. The host families are screened well and I didn't feel I had to worry at all before I left, which is thanks to Culture Lingua. Overall, I would definitely recommend this trip - great value for money, an enriching experience and definitely something to remember!
Tutor with Culture Lingua
Submitted by Ashleigh - Lakehead University | August 11, 2017
I originally signed up with Culture Lingua to get some teaching experience, I had no idea that the experience was going to be worth so much more! I met some amazing people, and really got to live in the heart of French culture.
We tried to do roughly 2 hours a day speaking English and found so many little techniques to use so that they weren't so much formal lessons. We even did tongue twisters for pronunciation practice, it was a silly way to practice but we had a lot of fun.
At all the placements was in, I was able to participate in the day to day family life, which included anything from grocery shopping to local festivals.
I would absolutely love to do this again, and would recommend this to ANYONE who is looking at going to France to teach! I think this is a must do experience, and I hope that you have just as much fun as I did!
Provides the opportunity for an authentic abroad experience
Submitted by Carolyn - UT Southwestern Medical School | June 13, 2017
I had such a wonderful time in France thanks to Culture Lingua. I stayed with two different families that both made me feel at home and allowed me to experience a traditional French lifestyle. The families were both wonderful and we always had fun working on English together. They were also very happy to travel with me on the weekends and show me more of their country. It was also great that I could live in two different regions of France, exposing me to different subcultures.