Work in France Teaching English in a Summer Camp

Date posted:2017-03-23 | Writer: American Village Camps in France | Email: [email protected]

American Village Camps seek energetic, creative, initiative-takers who are native level English speakers & love working with children at our camps in France. This is an ideal first EFL job. American Village camps are for French children, ages 7 to 17 years old. Our English-immersion camps have been creating a positive environment where it is fun, natural & necessary to use English for over 20 years. 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 8 camp locations in France during the spring. You will create and lead activities, as well as English classes. You are also responsible for the safety and well-being of the campers under your care. You also are ONLY allowed to speak English to the campers. No French required for this job!


Apply for 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 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 EFL job. It gives you experience:

- Making lesson plans (2 hrs of ESL class, daily)

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


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

- required experience: camp counselling, childcare, &/or teaching experience. TEFL qualification a distinct advantage.

- 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 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!


You can email us at the address given on the job heading or call us with any questions on +33 565765503

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 overall introduced new language teaching methods and a description of each one. This unit also talked about the ESA method, explained each stage with examples and its three different forms. An explanation about correcting a student and its different aspects was also mentioned. All information provided in this unit were completely new to me and I really enjoyed reading about it.Unit Two describes the processes involved in teaching ans kearning. It describes the roles that a teacher has in the classroom. It also highlights the advantages and disadvantages of teaching asult learners in a small and whole groups. The unit also reminded me about the receptive and productive skills; listening/reading and speaking/ writing respectively. The unit was quite informative.