Opportunities in France Teaching EFL

Date posted:2018-07-02 | Writer: American Village / NACEL | Email: [email protected]

Use your TEFL skills to work in France this autumn! Now hiring for contracts of maximum length from 12 September to 27 October! American Village Camps seek energetic, creative, initiative-takers who are native level English speakers & love working with children. We use positivity and fun to get kids to love English. Counsellors live on camp – housing, meals and a salary are provided for every employee. There are 5 camp locations in France during the autumn. Counsellors create and lead activities, as well as English classes. They are also responsible for the safety and well-being of the campers under their care. They also are ONLY allowed to speak English to the campers. No French required for this job!

American Village camps are for French children between the ages of 7 & 17 years old. We’ve been running English immersion camps in France for over 20 years! Our requirements are as follows:

• Language Counsellors who are native level English speakers

• Camp counselling, childcare, &/or teaching experience

• Clear criminal history

• 20 years old is the minimum age requirement for foreign counsellors. A typical applicant is between 20 and 35 years old

• High school diploma from a high school in an Anglophone country & correct grammar and spelling – TEFL /TESOL qualification a distinct advantage.

• Be a team player, organized, and able to disconnect from technology during work hours (no smartphones with the kids)

• Be capable of organizing activities: sports, arts & crafts, dance, large scale games, etc.

• Be excited about performing in skits, telling stories, leading songs & cheers, etc.

• Know enough about USA or British History and Culture to brainstorm theme activities and skits

• Be receptive to learning about our approach to teaching English, and implementing it in the classroom!


Apply to this unique work experience in rural France, working on a multi-cultural team and meeting people from all over France as well as Anglophone countries across the globe – all while having fun with the campers under your care.

• Salary for all days worked : 1170 Euros / month

• Shared dorm-style housing with other counsellors, bedding included

• Meals included

• Free laundry services are available at least once a week

• No fees associated with the obtainment of your temporary work permit (North Americans)

• Absolutely no application fee to apply to this job

• All counsellors may request a 50€ defrayal of train travel to their village

• Accident insurance while working for work-related injuries

• Nacel will pay any work-related transportation costs if the counsellor has to change work locations

Working at American Village Camps is a good first ESL job and gives you experience in:

• Making 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. For more seasoned ESL teachers, it is a good fit if you are ready to get out of the classroom and onto the playing field! This is a language camp counsellor job, there are no ESL office hours, if the kids have questions, they will ask you while playing with you in activities. 


Contact us via email at the address given on the job heading for details about the application process. 

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


This unit covered the topic of exams and evaluations. It starts by covering why teacher evaluations from the students are important and how they can be used to improve the course. Next, the lesson talks about different types of tests and why students will need to take them. Finally, the lesson covers external exams, and who will take each type of exam and what the exam is issued for.This unit goes into particular detail of modals, phrasal verbs and the passive voice. While they can be confusing to understand, each has very specific rules that can help to descifer what usage is appropriate in a given scenario. The basic usage can be be broken down basically into five areas; obligation, permission and prohibition, possibility and probablilty, ability and advice.