Culture Lingua Programs
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...
Culture Lingua Reviews
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.
Absolutely fantastic three months!
Submitted by Lucy Ferguson | November 29, 2016
I am writing this as my third and final month in France draws to a close, and I can honestly say that I have had an absolutely amazing time. Culture Lingua found me a placement in Nîmes, a beautiful town in the South of France, with a family of four- the parents and their two young boys. I feel so lucky to have met such a lovely family. From the very first day I felt completely at ease; they really did everything they could to make me feel welcome in their home! I was included in every aspect of family life, including trips to the cinema, walks in the countryside, visits to ancient monuments and castles.... The list is endless! My teaching responsibilities involved helping the oldest child with his English homework, as well as planning mini lessons to work on his vocabulary, translation and oral skills. With the youngest boy we generally played vocabulary games and 'matching' activities together, increasing the range of vocabulary as he made more and more progress! In my free time I did everything I could to immerse myself in French culture. I volunteered for an organisation which supports elderly people affected by isolation or poverty in the town. I was lucky enough to be paired with a lovely lady whom I visited every week for a couple of hours, allowing me to work on my French while doing a good deed at the same time! My host family also helped me to get to grips with the oublic transport services available, and I was taking the bus, train and coach all over the place in no time! Trips to nearby towns such as Avignon, Alès and Uzès quickly became a weekly occurrence, and I even managed to squeeze in a weekend to Paris! In other words, I was never short of something to do! I am incredibly grateful to my host family for making my stay in France so enjoyable, and also to Culture Lingua for organising the placement. My advice to those interested is to go for it- grab every opportunity and you won't look back!
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!