Come and share your experiences in English with our students in Crouy-sur-Ourcq, France

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France

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    29/10/2021

 
  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    If you are curious and open-minded...
    If you like sharing experiences and teaching...
    If you want to discover another educational system and live a notable work experience...
    If you like France and its capital Paris...
    If teenagers make you wonder...

    Come and join us at our high school !
    From June 18th to July 2nd 2018 !
    In the countryside village of Crouy-sur-Ourcq !
    Share classes with French teachers and students !
    Choose your domains : Humanities, Langages, Arts, Music, Sciences, ICT, PE...
    Lead the End of year Party project with us !
    Get involved in creative communication and Art workshops !

    We provide accomodation + food as well as lots of fun + rewarding field experience.
    At your charge : travel.

    Beautiful village inhabited by cheery welcoming talkative people !
    Week-ends + 3 days off (exams).
    Paris close at feet (45 minutes) with trains every hour.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our village is a very lively one. Many many artists live here. You'll be introduced to a great variety of people. We live in the countryside so it's a very simple life. You'll stay at my house unless you are allergic to children because I have 4 extraordinary ones! In that case we have plenty of possibilities to provide shelter in quieter places.
    You'll be able to have a precious insight into the French educational system and you'll get a valuable rewarding field experience with teens. Our students need to improve their communication skills and so all learning situations will be explored. Good experience if you're thinking about teaching at some point in your life. I'm a teacher at the village high school and I'll share all I can.
    We celebrate music in the village on June 24th...big village event! Nice to witness and share!
    You'll also be able to share our French life style...family life, cheese craze, typical cuisine, musical jams, artistic picnics, painting, gardening if you feel like it, Paris is so close too!!!
    Loads of possibilities to enjoy your stay and come back again :)!!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We're looking for English speaking (even 2nd language), open-minded people. This project aims at providing authentic communication situations. Workshops will be organized with the volunteers. You can share classes with us teachers in the field you like or liven up group work by telling our teenage students about your travels, studies, lives, work experience, passions during he first week. The whole second week is dedicated to the organization of the school's end of year party. This involves making posters, land art installations, creative decorating, theme work...and a lot of fun!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in a C18th century house in the center of the village (used to be the notary house). We moved in a year ago. It's still not renovated inside (given the amount of work:)!) but we have a very large attic with 4 different rooms. One is too shabby but the others are ok. One could be a dormitory style room. The two last ones have double beds but we put up 2 other people until the beginning of July so we'll organize a shared space.
    We have only one bathroom at the moment (so we'll need to organize some early showers and late ones to be sure to have enough hot water).
    The school is only 2 minutes away by foot so for lunch there would be the possibility to eat at the school canteen or come back home for a quick meal. Usually all my kids are at school for lunch.
    At dinner, we sometimes eat with the kids or later depending on the feeling and the hunger.
    Both my husband and I are good cooks and we'd be happy to prepare some typical French cuisine for you. Vegetarians welcome! (we know how to cook without meat as well!)
    This to say your meals will be provided and if you feel like cooking yourself to share some recipes from your native country we'd be most happy to discover!
    If this seems too far from what you'd like, there's always a possibility to stay at some of my friends' houses. Most of them are artists and also good-hearted people. Their houses are all close in the village center as well. Old typical houses as well.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We lead a simple life. We take very good care of our children who are really lovely.
    My husband and I speak English fluently. We'd like to meet people who are easy-going and attentive to the details of community life because we're already a group in some ways.
    We've met 3 wonderful workawayers last autumn. Wonderful shiny people who'll be back late spring to perform at a festival we're currently organizing.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.



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