Teach in France this Spring!

ESL / EFL teacher wanted by American Village, Nacel First work day: 2019-03-07
Native speakers
Min. 1 year
No degrees expected
American Village Camps seek energetic, creative, initiative-takers who are native English speakers & love working with children. We’ve been running English immersion camps in France since 1994! Our English Language Counselors live at our immersion camps, scattered in the countryside across France.

Job details


ESL / EFL teacher

Work hours:


Student type:

6-10 years , 11-14 years , 15-18 years

Group size:


Contract term:

1-6 months

Contract type:


Institution type:

Language school

School authority:


- Are you a team player, organized, and able to disconnect from technology during working hours (no smartphones while with the kids)?
- Are you kind, caring and friendly: a people-person?
- Are you capable of organizing activities: sports, arts & crafts, dance, large scale games?
- Are you excited about performing in skits, telling stories, leading songs & cheers?
- Are you creative and excited about brainstorming as a team?
- Are you receptive to learning about our approach to teaching English, and implementing it in and outside of the classroom?

Not available this Spring?
Consider applying to work this summer or autumn! 2019 summer/autumn recruitment is open in February!

We are currently hiring for the following start dates at American Village Camps

• March 07, 2019
• March 14, 2019
• March 21, 2019
• March 28, 2019
• April 19, 2019
• May 03, 2019
• May 10, 2019
• May 30, 2019

Location: One of our language villages in France. Exact location announced after hire.

Spring Camps 2019 : near Gréoux-les-Bains, Cour-et-Buis, Azé, Joudes-Saint Amour, Miramont-de-Guyenne, Isigny-le-Buat, Vesc, Bauduen, Comprignac, Le Sappey en Chartreuse & Saint Félix de- Paillières

Summer Camps 2019 : near Gréoux-les-Bains, Vesc, Cour-et-Buis, Azé, Joudes-Saint Amour, Balan, Isigny-le-Buat, Miramont-de-Guyenne, Bauduen, Saint Félix de Paillières & Venansault

City Camps (only in July): Toulouse

Why France?
France is the number one tourist destination in the world. While our counselors live and work on-location (at camp), they generally use their time before or after their employment to discover France - its traditions, cuisine, landscapes, language and people. Our teams can be quite multi-cultural and friendships are easily made in a camp setting. Working with children is a rewarding experience and also, a lot of fun!

Working at American Village Camps is a good first ESL job.
It gives you experience
- Implementing lesson plans (2 hrs of ESL class, daily)
- Using ESL games
- Working with beginners
- Practicing TPR
- Perfecting your communication skills
- Meeting other ESL teachers
- Getting international work experience
All the while having fun with games and activities in English.

Miramont-de-Guyenne, France

Who we are looking for

  1. Language proficiency

    Native speakers

  2. Experience

    Min. 1 year

    (camp counseling, childcare, &/or teaching experience )

  3. Qualification

    No degrees expected

    (High school diploma from a high school in an Anglophone country & correct grammar and spelling on application)

  4. Clear criminal history
  5. 20 years old is the minimum age requirement for foreign counselors. A typical applicant is between 20 and 35 years old
  6. First-hand knowledge of North American culture
  7. Must be able to enter Schengen Zone as a tourist (for example: US or Canadians are allowed this with a valid passport.)

What we offer

  1. Salary: 1170 euros per month
  2. Shared dorm-style housing with other counselors, bedding included
  3. Meals included
  4. Free laundry services are available at least once a week
  5. No fees associated with the obtainment of your temporary work permit (North Americans)
  6. Absolutely no application fee to apply to this job
  7. All counselors may request a 50€ defrayal of train travel to their village
  8. Accident insurance while working for work-related injuries
  9. We have multiple camps running simultaneously across France. Nacel pays for any work-related transportation costs if the counselor changes camps.

Miramont-de-Guyenne, France

Job location

American Village, Nacel

About the employer

American Village Camps are English-language residential camps in France,
staffed by native anglophones and francophones, where the official language is English.

Our goal is to help French children and teenagers learn the English language while enjoying their school vacation with new friends!

Our counselors have summer camp experience in their native countries and understand the goals and policies of American Village. Most of our American Village staff are American college students, all with special skills - athletic, artistic, musical, outdoors.

Our counselors are the heart of our program, our staff members love giving a helping hand, and enjoy watching our campers learn and grow.

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