Help us with teaching English in summer camps un Vilnius, Lithuania

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  • Description

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    SUMMER CAMP OPENINGS! ACCOMMODATION and ALL MEALS provided, LGBT friendly!
    (PAY: 80 EUR/WEEK, meals and accommodation provided).

    We are a language school with four branches in Vilnius and one in Kaunas, with around 80 employees in total. We actively participate in workaway, especially in summers.

    At the moment we are looking for native English speakers (preferably aged 21 and older), also non-natives with no less than B2 in English who would be able and willing to work with kids/teens IN DAY CAMPS (VILNIUS/KAUNAS) OR nature camps in Anykščiai area (that is a remote rural area, the closest small town Anykščiai is about 16 kilometers away, so lots of nature, zero clubs for parties).

    If you are natively English, American, Canadian or Australian (or a non-native with great English), love teaching and a good laugh, are relaxed and independent, can communicate with very different people and do little moaning, then do contact us. After the camp we'll gladly provide you with a certificate and references for your future projects if needed (backdate also not a problem).


    POSITIONS AVAILABLE

    Camp Teacher in Summer DAY Camp (VILNIUS/KAUNAS) - perfect for you if you love small kids and could spend days and days in their company

    Camp Teacher in Summer NATURE Camp (ANYKSCIAI AREA) - will suit you well if you love nature and teenagers are more interesting than annoying to you :)


    JOB DESCRIPTION

    The responsibilities will include independently (using our resources or the internet) preparing activities and organising classes/seminars/workshops in English to kids and teens in a fun and entertaining way. The responsibilities will NOT include moaning and nagging and being lazy. We're expecting you to be quick witted and flexible, so that we can trust you with a group of 10 kids/teenagers to manage during activity time. Sense of humour, ability to relate and talk to teens as well as show initiative in organising all types of activities would be very useful.

    Please bear in mind that the campers may range from zero English to quite fluent.
    We also would like to emphasise that the main purpose of our camps is fun and entertainment, education is not our primary goal (it's summer!), so do not be afraid to apply if you have zero teaching experience.

    In Anykščiai camps you'll be on the same campsite with all teachers and teenagers (around 20-35 of them) all the time so be prepared for lots of social interaction. It would be great if you could prepare at least 5 group games as an activity you can use when you run out of ideas, just to be on the safe side (can be outdoor or indoor activities, most important that they do not require too much stuff and preparation time).

    If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask. We'll arrange a Skype or messenger interview for all candidates before we decide and discuss your arrival details.

    Contact person:
    Aurelija


    CAMP DATES

    DAY CAMPS

    1st SHIFT June 15 - 19 // TEAM SPIRIT - sports, games, friendships and helping your peers!

    2nd SHIFT June 22 - 26 // TIME TRAVEL – history, past, future and what is waiting for us?

    3rd SHIFT June 29 - July 3 // PROFESSIONS - what do people do and what would I like to be when I grow up?

    4th SHIFT July 7 - 10 (Monday off) // ANIMAL KINGDOM - wild / farm animals and pets, how to take care of them

    5th SHIFT July 13 - 17 // TV - famous TV faces, movies, making your own movie, acting

    6th SHIFT July 20 - 24 // ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS - ancient Egypt, The Inca Empire, the Maya civilisation, ancient Rome, history, facts and myths

    7th SHIFT July 27 - 31 // CIRCUS SHOW - acrobatics, circus skills and tricks, your talents

    8th SHIFT August 3 - 7 // MAD SCIENCE - experiments, discoveries and science

    9th SHIFT August 10 - 14 // LET'S CELEBRATE - what do people celebrate around the world?

    10th SHIFT August 17- 21 // ARTS AND CRAFTS - branches of art, famous artists, art made by you

    11th SHIFT August 24 - 28 // AMERICAN WEEK - culture, history, geografy of the USA, its famous people

    NATURE CAMPS

    Shift 1 - 06.22-06.27 I Love You, Hater - this shift is devoted to looking for the reasons and consequences of bullying. We will try to find ways to help the bullied, discuss ways to avoid being bullied and - most importantly - where fun ends and bullying starts. We will try to learn to accept others as they are, drop the categories and etiquettes, also understand that 'just like everyone else' or 'as I know it' is not necessarily 'the best'. We'll build a Safe Place together for everyone in the camp - party animals and loners, artistic souls and mathematicians, mainstream and counterculture, the ones still in the closet and already out of it.

    Shift 2 - 06.29-07.04 Open Up Your Mind - a shift about colors and possibilities of the world, thinking outside the box and saying YES to adventures! We'll be trying to learn to look at situations from different angles and refuse one categorical opinion that seems safe, not to have stereotypes and prejudice, always consider double checking facts before sharing them with others. We'll also try to get out of our comfort zone and let ourselves improvise! We'll find out that the limits are just in our heads and you can be anyone if you believe in yourself and put enough effort!

    Shift 3 - 07.06-07.11 Brain Power - we will look into the human brain and its abilities, ways to memorise information and improve your memory! We will also determine what your preferred memorising method is and how to get better at the other methods that you struggle with. We'll analyse how different people can process the same things in a completely different manner - which is acceptable and totally OK. We'll compare how different animals' brains function; we'll also see how brain function can influence one's emotions. We'll discuss ways to relax and clear your mind in order not to burn out during more intense periods of your life.

    Shift 4 - 07.13-07.18 Talk to Me - a very special shift concentrated around bonding, communication, and community. We'll learn to control our negative emotions and speak up even when we think we just hate everyone. We'll try to understand that despite different ways of speaking, everyone wants to be heard. We'll try to find best ways to approach seemingly distant people, to ask the right questions, to listen attentively and to keep the conversation going. We'll try to help others open up at the same time opening up ourselves. We'll find out that trust is the key, that friendships do not start with one sentence and that quality time can bring together even most distant souls.

    Shift 5 - 07.20-07.25 Culture Exchange - different countries and cultures will be in the centre of attention in this shift. Unusual foreign traditions, food culture abroad, different concepts of politeness, exotic music and such will be in your schedule for the whole week. Foreign teachers participating in this shift will present their own countries and will give you some fun facts about their cultures - you will be encouraged to ask anything that interests you! But also, do not forget to prepare something interesting about your own country! Perhaps you know some traditional dance or song, or an unusual dialect of your language? Or maybe you're a great cook and could make us a traditional dish? Get ready!

    Shift 6 - 07.27-08.01 Movie Time - this is shift is for you if you love movies and want to share the knowledge and impressions you have about them. We will discuss your favourite movies, look into the lives of your beloved actors and will try to act out some famous movie scenes ourselves! We'll look into movie production from the very first idea, casting, until the final product and advertising. Why are some movies so popular and famous arounf the world while others have only been seen by very few? What's the difference between Hollywood and Bollywood? What's the most popular language in movies? How are movies dubbed? What on earth is Sindarin and Klingon?

    Shift 7 - 08.03-08.08 Pics or it Didn't Happen - Facebook, Instagram, beautiful lives in pictures. The more likes, the better. But what's under all that? How do most popular influencers live when no one is looking? How did they become popular in the first place? How many pictures does one need to get that perfect shot? Is the beauty really in the perfect and pretty? What's the possible harm and obvious benefit of the photography culture? How has photography changed over the past twenty years and what is there yet to come? We'll discuss and - of course - take many pictures!

    Shift 8 - 08.10-08.15 Crazy Science - It's way more fun to learn when nobody gives you grades! Which areas of science are most popular now? Interesting facts from every possible area that you have no time for at school. Pop science, discoveries that have shaped (and actuall that still are shaping) the modern world, computers, AI, the theory of everything, robotics, extreme cosmos, black holes, life-changing medical breakthroughs (rewriting your DNA to prevent disease, saving your spine with a 3D-printed implant and so on) who are we, where are we and what's waiting for us in a hundred years? Religion or science, is there a good answer for that? How did scientists (not just random fiction writers) try to foresee the future and what came out of it? So many things, so little time - how will we manage in six days?!

    Shift 9 - 08.17-08.22 Truth or Myth? - A shift about conspiracy theories, scams, fake facts and ways to con the society and yourself. We'll learn to be attentive, to tell fake information from facts, to check reliability of our sources and not to spread gossip if you are not sure how grounded it is. We'll discuss Deepfake, fake news and the influence of new technologies to the spread of information. We'll find out what audience is the easiest target and why conspiracy theories are so popular. We'll see how 'broken telephone' works in practice.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Teaching might be exhausting, but it is at the same time super rewarding. We'll help you experience Lithuanian culture, especially via socialising with our students, and we may advise you on interesting spots to visit before or after the project. If you need references or certificates, we will provide those after your stay.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    Preparing for language classes and teaching them to students of various levels, either in groups or individually. One individual class lasts for 60 min, a group one for 90 min. You will be able to consult any teacher or manager at any time during your stay on anything class related.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, French, Russian, Lithuanian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A shared room

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Most important thing, please don't contact us if you have no sense of humour. We are not a typical boring office-like school; we allow wearing casual clothes at work, we have three dogs in our reception and it's OK to have tea and cookies during class time. Like, seriously, be objective and contact us only if you are at least a bit above 'average fun' person. Aaand also have in mind - LGBT community members are very welcome in our schools!

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Max 20 hours a week

Our teachers trying to look smart :)
Our lovely Ukrainian teacher Tatiana being all princesy in photoshoot :)
Children in a day camp, Vilnius (aged 6-7)
Workawayers getting crazy from too much sun :)
Workawayer Matthew surprised all of us during a Zumba marathon.
Marta and Brice with their smallest kids aged 5-8.
A photoshoot by the river together with our workawayers.
Camp teenagers wasting their time :)))
Camp kids and Uma the dog.
Our kiddos ready to save the world.
A moment of peace during the classes.
A camp photoshoot on Tauras hill.
games night.

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