English speaking jobs in France and the UK
Daily English are currently recruiting native English speaking host families throughout France in all regions.
We are also looking for families in the south of England (Surrey,Middlesex with easy access to Heathrow or Gatwick Airports and also in West Yorkshire, Leeds, Harrogate, Ilkley, Guiseley and nearby areas ), you must match all of our requirements.
Are you looking for an English speaking job in France which offers you the flexibility to work from home and combine work with family life? (or in the South of England, Surrey, Middlesex or West Yorkshire near Leeds, Harrogate, Ilkley, Menston, Guiseley)
Have you considered becoming a host family?
Do you have your own children living at home with you? Do they speak English?
Does the prospect of teaching in France sound rewarding? (or in England , Surrey, Middlesex, West Yorkshire)
Do you live in a house with a garden and have 1 or 2 spare bedrooms available during school holidays?
Do you have a university degree (any subject) ? Or a teaching qualification?
Are you reliable?
Do you love being around children?
Do you want to work with a reliable company that values every host family and gives support?
Do you want good rates of pay? and incentives ?
Do you want to work with a company that values you and will help you ?
Do you want to be part of an expanding ethical company ?
We are British and so can communicate easily with you and we understand the importance of a valued partnership, we are also bilingual
Talk to us and make an informed decision , you should always check that you are fully covered by the Hosting Company.
Many of our families have worked with other Hosting organisations in France, they have subsequently chosen Daily English
Testimonial from Elise and Tony, near Blaye in Gironde who work as a Host Family for Daily English
Our experience as an English Speaking Host Family in France 01.08.2015
Being a Host Family with Daily English fits perfectly into our lives.
Having our own kids at home during the school holidays, when we are ourselves not on holiday can be a trying time to say the least! Keeping them occupied can be difficult and sometimes costly.
This year we became a Host Family for Daily English and decided to get paid for occupying our kids along with other peoples.
You obviously have to be very well organised as there are English lessons in the mornings and then activities in the afternoons to plan. Then there’s all the normal household stuff to keep on top of too plus lots of meals to plan. We host upto 4 French children at a time during school holidays, we decided when we want to work. When I have 4 students I have a cleaner come in once a week to help with the basics. I find this well worth the extra cost as it means I get to have a mini rest at the weekends for a few hours rather than cleaning the house. Yes this is the only time I will sit down for sure that week!
Yes it’s manic with an extra 4 kids in the house and exhausting but what busy job isn’t? I’m worn out with my own kids anyway during July & August so at least this way I’m working at the same time. When you are doing your activities in the afternoons it’s really not any different to the things you do with your own kids anyway, just with more focus on the English part. Our kids are delighted as infact they get to do more than usual. We have visited a lot more places of interest this year as we can afford to do more with earning extra money and we also have a budget for the student outings anyway. Having a large house and lots of garden helps enormously as we have so much we can do at home without having to go out in the car every day. As parents too we all know that at the end of the day kids really just want your attention whilst having fun.
Most students arrive from a city and as we live in the country surrounded by vines, fields and animals they find straight away that they have landed in heaven. A total contrast to their normal lives and the benefits of just this factor are huge for them. In addition to this they are obviously learning English whilst having a great holiday with their new friends.
What warms my heart the most is the students that arrive and instantly bond with you and your kids . We have met the most wonderful students this year that have already booked to return and we can’t wait to see them again. It’s also great to see their confidence as well as ability in English grow. By the end of their stay they have an ‘English Family’ and are SO happy to relay all their news to their families.
Working for Daily English also gives us the added support from Sally who is always available whatever we may need. We had so much info from the start on what the job involves so that we were able to decide if it would be right for us. During the periods the students are here, Sally is always available day or night for anything we need to ask or discuss. This is important for us Host families as we totally feel that we are all working together.
The most important part for us is at the end of the day why we do it. Friends have said to me ‘6 kids for the holidays argh you must be mad!’ Then I tell them what I earn per child and say- ‘ You do the Maths’. Earning a living in this country can be difficult and for us this is a much easier option to work from home whilst earning very good money. If you are very organized, very responsible and adaptable then this could be a job for you too.
Elise and Tony, near Blaye, Gironde, France
We are a host family for Daily English situated in Cannes, South of France. 10.09.2015
My name is Eibhlin and I am married with four children ranging in ages from 12 to 19. We also have a cat!
This past summer, summer 2015, we welcomed many children into our home from various different parts of France to integrate with our family and to learn and improve their English through lessons every morning and also by speaking in English as much as possible and listening to English being spoken on a daily basis within the household.
The day was structured in the best possible way to encourage and help the students accomplish the most from their time with us.
Every morning after breakfast everyone quickly cleared up and I prepared the table for the daily lesson which commenced shortly after.
I worked on making the lessons as interesting as possible and tried to use themes that would interest the group and stimulate them for learning.
The lesson would generally consist of a ‘warmer’ followed by a lesson in grammar and work on vocabulary. I tried to get the students talking and using their English as much as possible during the lesson, often working together in groups of two, in order to improve their confidence in speaking English and to work on pronunciation also. Sometimes I took the lesson outside which proved to be enjoyable and productive. I usually ended the lessons on a light note by playing a game in English designed to be fun for the whole group and encouraging lots of speaking!
I wanted the lessons to be enjoyable as well as informative and I hope I achieved this goal.
Before we finished the lessons, homework would be set for the next day, again, sometimes group work and sometimes individual work. On Friday there would always be an ‘oral test’ which the students had to prepare for the night before and present to the class the next morning.
Most of the lessons lasted for two hours as many of the students were already in Lycée and for me personally, the time went in very fast.
Lunch followed the lessons and we would always sit around the table together with my own children in a relaxed atmosphere.
After lunch we would head out for the afternoon activity. These activities were varied and included trips to the beach where we hired stand up paddles and pedal boats and trips to Lac de St Cassien where the students participated again in various water activities. Other activities included visiting the local sights and attractions either by train, by foot or by car, bowling, cinema, boat trips, football, rugby, baking and making smoothies! Again, many activities were arranged to suit the group.
In the evening, dinner was prepared and students relaxed. Homework was completed and they interacted with everyone in the house.
After dinner we would play games, play music, play just dance or watch movies before finally retiring to bed.
I, personally, found it a very rewarding and enjoyable summer. My own children, too, got to meet many new people. Friendships were made, not only between the students and my own children but also between the students themselves.
Finallly, I would like to thank Sally and Daily English for giving me this amazing opportunity. Sally worked tirelessly this summer to ensure that everyone was happy and that everything was running smoothly both for the host families and the students. She was on call 24/7 to answer any queries, big or small, no matter how trivial they may have seemed and she was always helpful, courteous, friendly and enthusiastic. Sally is an absolute professional and the fruits of her professionalism can be seen in her management of Daily English. It is a privilege to be working for Sally and her organisation and I wish her continued success in the future.
Why choose Daily English?
We offer regular work during school holidays ( possibility to teach outside of school holidays also)
We offer good rates of pay and a bonus system
We provide you with all the information you will need to provide to be a successful host family
We offer 24h/24h assistance during homestays
We are British
We offer guidance and help
We offer support and teaching materials including lesson plans
We create fun and effective projects to help children learn English in a welcoming family environment
We offer enjoyable and rewarding work
We offer the possibility to work weekends and bank holidays (in addition to the main school holidays)
We invest in our communication to attract customers
We are an ethical company
We value you
Being a host family
This is a highly rewarding, well-paid job using your native language which will allow you to spend time with your own children whilst enjoying working as a host family and teaching English to children.
Our customers are French children from the age of 6 to 18 years.
Their parents want to offer them a safe language holiday within a native Anglophone family in France who have their own children living at home.
As a host family you will:
Welcome the children (minimum 2, maximum 4) into your home during school holidays (all zones), around 23 weeks per year.
Discuss your availability with us, some host families want to work the 23 week period and others want to work for less.
Teach English to children during lessons (one and a half to two hours a day) in your home.
Provide a secure and happy environment with constant supervision where English is spoken naturally.
Organise outings and activities.
Have fun, just as you would with your own children during school holidays!
Students stay with a host family for 1 week (6 days) or sometimes 2 weeks (13 days)
Each homestay starts on a Sunday at 15h and ends on a Saturday 11h
So if you are looking for a fun, rewarding and well paid English speaking jobs in France or the South of England (Surrey and Middlesex )and you meet our criterion, we would love to hear from you.
Contact us today if you meet all our requirements , we are looking for families with children aged 10+ ideally
04 99 65 21 63
06 10 73 40 50
Karen and Simon's experience as a Daily English Host Family
Being a Host Family
Simon, Ellie, Tasha and I decided to become a Host Family to earn some extra income. We hadn’t realised quite how much we would all enjoy it!
Having decided to do it, we did some research into the companies that provide the service, and into their offerings. Daily English worked best for us for many reasons. We liked the idea that the host family should have children of their own as this has many benefits for the host family, the students, and their parents. We also liked the fact that the host family should have a certain level of education, ensuring that the standards are high. We think this is important such that the children receive good tuition.
When we contacted Sally at Daily English, we found that high standards and professionalism where exactly what was required, and Sally herself is the epitome of this. She came to visit us to ensure that we as a family, and our home, were in line with the Daily English vision. As you would expect, there’s some paperwork to complete but we found this a relatively painless experience due to the efficiency and diligence of the company; all our questions and queries were dealt with swiftly.
So, we started hosting our first students in the summer of 2015. Sally assessed each of the students and made sure that they were a good fit for our family, taking into account their ages and their interests. She also ensured that the mix of students coming into our home were a good fit. When our first students were due to arrive, we made all our preparations to welcome them but still felt a little trepidation. We needn’t have worried; our first students were a delight. They settled in to our family immediately, they mixed well together, and our girls loved their company. Sally had got it just right.
We had received details in advance of the interests of the students, their needs, and their likes and dislikes of particular foods. We also received details of their level of English and their motivations. All this helped us enormously to prepare for their stay with us. Where we had any questions, they were answered fully.
Sally dealt with the travel arrangements, agreeing with us the times and places of meeting with the students, and the times of arrival where they were coming directly to our home. All very efficient, and allowing us to concentrate on the children, rather than the administration.
I was a little daunted by the teaching aspect, but again I needn’t have worried, because Sally was there with lesson plans, ideas, suggestions, advice on resources, directions to materials and websites designed to help you teach. I’ve found that other host families like to help with this too. Each student is different, but the assistance given helped ensure that all the students benefited. It is immensely rewarding to see the children progress, gain confidence, and enjoy using their new language. It is hugely satisfying to hear them pronouncing words correctly, and by the end of the week really enjoying chatting in English. Where I’d been a little uncertain, I now love the teaching part of the day. So much so that I’m now undergoing a course and will qualify as a TEFL teacher before the end of the year. It has given me a new direction. Thank you Daily English!
Another benefit to our family is that we are now much more organised than before. With all good intentions, we’d find that we didn’t manage to fit in to the school holidays all the activities we had hoped. Now, we find we can, and do. Our life hosting, is very busy, but incredibly rewarding. We start the day providing breakfast for up to six children; four students and our two girls. We clear up and set out materials for the day’s lesson, and the children play for half an hour on the trampoline, table tennis, Lego or crafts.
Whilst Simon get’s together any equipment needed for the afternoon’s activities, I teach. I start with a short activity designed to encourage the children to speak – it might be just a few minutes talking about what they like to do at weekends, or what they are really looking forward to doing in their week with us. Once they are all happy to speak, I teach them some new vocabulary and pronunciation. We use the new vocabulary in various exercises and conversations. Then usually it is on to grammar, followed by a game designed to utilise all they’ve learned during their lesson. The student’s love it and I find it very rewarding.
After lessons it is time for lunch. The students have worked hard and now they’re hungry. It feels like a time for celebration as we all sit down to eat together.
The afternoon is taken up with activities such as horse-riding, accrobranche, tennis, bowling, or a trip to the beach for body-boarding or snorkelling. Whichever it is, we all find it enjoyable and are exhausted by the end of it
The children all help to lay the table, and we all laugh over the day’s experiences while we eat. Everyone helps to clear away and we settle in for the evening. We all play games or watch a film, in English of course, and relax at the end of an exhausting day. All the children are happy and go off to bed sometime between 9 and 10pm.
After that, Simon and I take it easy for an hour, then retire to be ready for the next day.
The whole experience is very rewarding, enriching satisfying and exhausting for the whole family. Knowing that Daily English is there to support you all the way is also very reassuring. All in all, a wonderful experience and we wouldn’t change a thing!
Caroline and Tony's experience with Daily English, working as a host family near Avignon
We have just had a fantastic summer with Daily English.
Every day and every week was different, but here is an example of an 'average' day for us:
Our days normally start at about 8am, and we all have breakfast together at 9am. After clearing the bowls away, the students then have a little bit of time to get ready before the english class at 10am. I really enjoy these classes, and it is wonderful to see the students confidence improving. The classes last for either 2 hours or 1 and 1/2 hours depending on the age of the students, but feel much shorter!
After class we prepare and eat lunch, and then head-off for our afternoon activity at about 2pm. For us this usually involves rock climbing or kayaking, or maybe just visiting the beach and eating ice creams!
We return home at about 5pm, and the students have time to shower and do their homework before dinner at around 7pm. Once dinner has been cleared away we have an evening activity, which is often a film in English or a game of 'Werewolves'.
There are many advantages to being a host family, but for us one of the major ones is the amount of fun our family have had this summer. Every day we have eaten together as a family with our students, and all participated in some great activities. Our kids have really enjoyed meeting new friends each week, and are already looking forward to seeing each other again next year. Without exception, the students who have stayed with us have been enthusiastic, polite, motivated, helpful and fun.
Daily English (Sally) has been fantastic throughout. The information, support and encouragement that has been provided before, during and after the stays has been perfect, and when we had a question we received a response very quickly. Daily English truly is a pleasure to work with, thank you!