What's it like?
My experience was working at two schools. My students were 13-15 years old and wonderful. We listened to Sean Paul and Beyonce and translated the songs together. Best job ever, right?
I should probably also mention that my apartment was across the street from the beach, the work week was twelve hours total, and I didn't work Fridays. Some of my favorite people are the ones I met that year.
Teaching English is a wonderful way to get to know a local community and really get a feel for a country, one you would never get just spending a day or two. Not to mention, you're getting paid to be there, which helps the old travel budget.
Can anyone participate?
- You must be an American between 20-30 years old.
- You must be able to speak French at the intermediate level.
- You do not need any prior teaching experience.
What if I'm over 30 and/or not an American?
Don't worry! There are all kinds of programs all over the world. This is a great resource that lists programs by country.