Teach English in Germany


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

Explore the land of Beer Fests, sausages and student life; quaint picturesque towns and villages; historical sites, bustling, efficient modern cities. Enjoy excellent transport for easy sightseeing around Germany and Europe in your free time. Teaching English to a host family in Germany enables you to travel to Germany as a live-in guest with a warm, welcoming German 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 Germany, its culture and cuisine with you.

4 – 12 week placements available all year round
No qualifications are necessary

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

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 German local.

All accommodation and meals included
– equivalent to 500+ Euro a week 

Included in all placements

Own bedroom in host family's home
All meals 7 days a week
Airport pickup
In-country support and advice during your stay
Opportunity to meet young people from all over the world
Welcome pack with helpful information

Our host families live in the major cities and towns – a perfect base to explore in your free time.

Because you’ll only be tutoring 15 hours per week, you’ll have plenty of time to travel this beautiful, diverse country and make German friends!

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.

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 Germany is locked in, ready and waiting.

Teach English in Germany

Am I eligible:

  • Be aged 18 to 30, older applicants also considered
  • 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 German host families know that your main purpose for coming to Germany is to learn the language and to experience the amazing rich tapestry of German 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 bedroom and full board (all meals) 7 days a week. This would otherwise cost you upwards of 500 Euro / A$800 a week.

The role:

  • You will tutor the family members for around 15 hours a week in conversational English
  • As you will be teaching mainly in the evenings, (eg 5 – 8pm) 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
  • Help clean up after shared meals
  • Responsible for your phone bill and other personal expenses
  • Respect the rules and routines of the host family and be polite to them
  • During Summer months you may be invited 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

Placement lengths:

  • 4 weeks
  • 8 weeks
  • 12 weeks
  • Ask us about longer stays

 

 What is conversational English?

  • 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

 

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 German host family

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

It is our host family guarantee