Summer Camp TEFL Positions in France

Date posted:2017-01-04 | Writer: American Village Camps in France | Email: [email protected]

Use your TEFL skills to work in France next spring or summer! American Village Camps seek energetic, creative, initiative-takers who are native level English speakers & love working with children. Counselors live on camp, creating and leading activities, as well as English classes. Counselors are responsible for the safety and well-being of the campers under their care. We’ve been running English immersion camps in France for over 20 years!

American Village camps are for French children between the ages of 7 & 17 years old. We hire North American, British, and French counselors for periods of 1 to 8 weeks at a variety of camp locations across France. Spring positions for American Counselors start as early as March 10, 2017.


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.

- A salary for all days worked: 1170 Euros / month .

- Shared dorm-style housing with other counselors, 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 counselors 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 counselor has to change work locations.

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

- 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 EFL 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 counselor job, there are no EFL office hours, if the kids have questions, they will ask you while playing with you in activities.


We only seek Language Counselors who are native level English speakers.

- Required experience: camp counseling, childcare, &/or teaching experience

- Clear criminal history

- 20 years old is the minimum age requirement for foreign counselors. 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 on application.


- Be a team player, be organized, and be able to disconnect from technology during working hours (no smartphones while 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 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!


Contact us via email at the address given on the job heading.

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