Internship: English language tutor and event manager at Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse (France)

Communication and Information Sciences, Languages and Philological Sciences
France
Toulouse
Period: 
7 Sep, 2020 to 30 Apr, 2021
Deadline: 
24 Aug, 2020


General information

Duration: 
8 months
Commitment: 
3-4 days per week
Description: 

!!!! We have already recruited tutors for September 2020-April 2021. You can however send us your CV and we will contact you if one of the students we recruited resigns.  !!!

 

 

Supervisors: Christelle Picard and Akissi Goffinet

 

Abstract : Supervised in either French or English, this internship will aim at:

  • tutoring students who come to study languages on their own in their spare time at the Language Resource Centre of Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse, France)
  • organizing events and activities (conversation workshops, international students welcome parties, games club, debating club, talks in foreign languages...) for university students and staff
  • advertising these events
  • designing and posting material online for students to study in autonomy

 Place: Language Resource Centre, Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse. If the context of the Covid-19 sanitary crisis does not allow you to work on site, you will have the possibility to work remotely (by running conversation workshops on zoom, skype, hangout...) for as long as necessary.   Period : from 7th September to 18th December 2020 and/or from 11th January 2021 to 30th April 2021 (priority is given to students who wish to work for us both semesters) Deadline to apply: 24th August (but we review applications when we receive them and we hope to recruit our tutors before then). Your university will need to sign the internship agreement before the begininng of the internship.

 

Funding: You will earn 3.90 euros per hour (total amount for a full month with 25 hours per week: about 390 euros). In addition, you have the possibility to receive an ERASMUS grant from your home university (usually about 400 euros per month). Please contact the International Relations Office of your home university for more information. You can also apply for student accommodation (rent: 270 euros per month) and for housing benefits ("APL": about 80 euros per month). Half of the transportation costs (10 euros per month for unlimited travel in Toulouse) are refunded.

 

Application: Send a detailed CV and a cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected].

 

Information about the Language Resource Centre

The intern will work at the Language Resource Centre, a room located near the department of languages of Paul Sabatier University. Paul Sabatier University is specialized in sciences but our students have English classes as most of them will need to use English in their future professional careers if they work as technicians, engineers or researchers. Some of the students who already have a B2 level in English study Spanish or German instead. There are also French classes for foreign students.

 

The Language Resource Centre is equipped with computers, TV sets, DVD players and furnished with tables, chairs but also armchairs and bookcases containing magazines, novels, resources to prepare for the TOEIC and TOEFL tests...

 

  • Language skills: as most students are French native speakers and study English, it is essential to be an English native speaker but also to have basic communication skills in French. A good command of other languages would be a plus.
  • Tutoring skills: some experience or qualification in language teaching would be appreciated.
  • Digital skills: some experience in event management and social media management would be useful. The intern will have to use communication tools such as Facebook and Moodle.

   

Compensation: 
Financial compensation
Transportation costs

Additional Information

The intern must speak English with the students. However we understand our tutors come to France to practise their French so we try to give them opportunities to speak French when they are not tutoring our students. Unless the tutors ask us to do otherwise, the internship is supervised in French; they also speak French with the secretary (who is permanently at the language resource centre with them), write emails in French, tutorials in both languages...and get feedback on their French from language teachers. They can attend science classes and conferences in French. They can apply for accommodation on campus. Tutoring French students who have about the same age enables them to meet local students they can speak with in French outside the language resource centre. The intern will also have the opportunity to attend language classes (languages available: French, German, Spanish).
Requirements
Languages: 
English: Proficient User C2