Believe it or not, the semester is flying by, and summer applications are cropping up left and right. Are you looking for a way to build your resumé over the summer vacation while continuing to develop your language skills, then read on – opportunities abound! (***For students of Italian, please note this other special teaching opportunity, also recently featured on Culture Shock.)
FOR STUDENTS OF FRENCH: “Little Big Land”, Recruiting Teachers for Language Villages in France: If you are looking for a way to experience French language and culture in France, all while sharing your own experience as an American, then this teaching internship experience may be a great fit for you! This opportunity should especially be noted by those who wish to pursue a career in English as a Second Language as well as those invested in the future of teaching. “Little Big Land” is a summer program for French youth, ages 9 to 15 now accepting teaching staff applications; click to learn about program details, staff dossier information, and the application form.
FOR STUDENTS OF FRENCH and ITALIAN: Concordia Language Villages: As another great opportunity to develop teaching experience, the Concordia Language Villages also provides you with a chance to hone your own foreign language skills without having to leave the USA! Based out of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, this program hires speakers of many languages as summer staff for its language and culture immersion programs! They seek staff members who speak a wide range of languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. RNs and cooks who do or don’t speak one of these languages are also needed.
For more information, visit http://villagepages.org/ and click on your preferred language. To learn more and submit an on-line staff application, visit www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org and click on “work at the Villages.” Consider applying soon; applications are accepted up to and through the summer, but meeting certain priority deadlines will allow the Language Villages to inform you of your status by a certain date.