Teach English in France


Teach your host family conversational English and explore France during your free time!

France is world-famous as the country of cuisine, fashion, romance and style. Experience Paris and all its wonders. Explore rich history and beauty in Brittany, Normandy, South of France and Provence, and ski the snow-capped Alps!

Enjoy delicious food, the biggest array of cheeses you could imagine, world-class wine and, of course real Champagne!

Teaching English to a host family in France enables you to travel to France as a live-in guest with a warm, welcoming French host family.

With a deep focus on cultural exchange, our host families are not only excited to learn English but also can’t wait to share the characteristics of France, its culture and cuisine with you.

No qualifications are necessary for our cultural home stay – just a strong desire to be an enthusiastic and fun helper as you explore every day English words and basic sentences.

1 – 3 month placements available all year round
No qualifications are necessary

It might be simple flash cards with the kids, or calling out the English word for everyday household items

All accommodation and meals are included in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a French  local.

All accommodation and meals included
– equivalent to 800+ Euro a week 

Included in all placements

Own bedroom in host family's home
Meals 7 days a week
Airport pick-up
In-country support and advice during your stay
Opportunities to meet other young people from all over the world
Welcome pack with lots of helpful information

Our host families live all over France, you need to be open to all locations to be offered the best available family opportunities.

Because you’ll only be tutoring 15 hours per week, you’ll have plenty of time to sightsee and make French friends! Hop on a fast train (300 kms p/hr!) in your free time, and explore everything this beautiful country has to offer.

Sound exciting? It is. Our applicants rave about what we do.

Applying is simple:

We guide you through the entire process and help you find a great host family guaranteed -so you have peace of mind before you leave Australia.

We spend a great deal of time on finding you a perfect host family match. We spend a lot of time understanding your goals and hopes for your trip away. There needs to be a “connection” between you and your host family. You will Skype and email your family – as many times as you’d like – and get to know them.  Then we lock away your host family so you can pack and say goodbye to home knowing that your new home in France is locked in, ready and waiting.

Teach English in France

Am I eligible:

  • Be aged 18 to 60 (females) or 18 – 30 (males)
  • Be fluent in English
  • Speak very well and clearly
  • Be a non-smoker or be willing to refrain from smoking at home
  • Be in good health
  • Be polite and respectful of the host family´s rules and habits
  • Enjoy getting to know other cultures and languages
  • Enjoy helping others to learn your language
  • Be creative in making the learning process enjoyable
  • Be patient with the people you will be helping
  • Be willing and able to adapt to another culture
  • Be willing and able to live as part of a family and not as a guest
  • Have a sense of responsibility and a positive attitude

Our French host families know that your main purpose for coming to France is to learn the language and to experience the amazing rich tapestry of French life.

What you’ll receive:

Although your host family won´t be paying you a weekly allowance, in exchange for 15 hours tuition you will receive your own private room and all meals 7 days a week – equivalent to 120+ Euro / A$1300 p/wk. That’s a lot of your hard-earned money you can enjoy travelling and sightseeing instead!

Included:

  • Accommodation and daily meals 7 days a week
  • Airport pick-up
  • In-country support and advice during your stay
  • Welcome pack with complete information via e-mail
  • Opportunities to meet young people from all over the world

The role:

  • You will tutor the family members for 15 hours a week, from Monday to Friday.
  • As you will usually be teaching mainly in the evenings, you have the entire day to explore
  • In most cases you will be teaching the children, but in some cases it may be the parents who are interested in improving their language skills.
  • Weekends are non-work days, giving you more time to journey further afield
  • During summertime you may be asked to teach in the mornings instead, as the children are on school holidays
  • Although you are not expected to have formal teaching qualifications, you are expected to be proactive and to try to engage the family members in conversation so as to improve their speaking skills

Your responsibilities:

  • Keep your room tidy and in a reasonable state
  • Responsible for your phone bill and other personal expenses
  • Expected to respect the rules and routines of the host family and be polite to them
  • During summer months you may be asked to join the family at their holiday destination
  • Please note that your role in the host family is as a tutor or `language assistant´ and therefore you will not be asked to perform domestic chores outside basic tidiness and helping with shared chores such as cleaning up after meals

Placement lengths:

  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 3 months

 

Program Cost

NO application fee: $0 – pay nothing until you have accepted a family’s offer

Placement fee –$600

Payable ONLY when you secure a French host family

We do not seek any payment until you are 100% satisfied with your chosen host family

It is our host family guarantee

What is conversational English? Could I do it? Yes!

  • Very informal lessons where you determine where the students are at and then add to their vocabulary based on every day scenarios to improve their English
  • It might be word flash cards, helping with homework, or using everyday objects and calling out the English name
  • It is expected that you’ll do some pre-planning and bring some printed materials with you – or do it in your spare time overseas– so that lessons have some basic structure
  • We will provide you with a lot of starter resources to make this very easy