Description: Do you want to spend three weeks working with kids in the village of Paris in Estonia? Then this camp is for you The camp is organized for kids and teenagers by the Association of Teachers of French in Estonia. The main aim of the camp is to provide intensive experience of learning and practicing French for kids and teenagers outside school curriculum using facilities of children camp Pariisi. The camp program includes games and activities, performances in the open air, hikes, excursions and visits, talks and discussions in the working groups. Naturally the language of this camp is French i what else would you speak in Pariisi?
Type of Work: Activating kids and teenagers, providing cross-cultural learning experience for them as well as French language environment. It will be done through the games, drama, sport activities, excursions, discussions, etc. Volunteers along with local coordinators will be responsible for the whole program of the camp. The work may be hard sometimes, involving long working hours some days, requiring high commitment and responsibility for the camp program. At the same time, it is a good chance to practice different teaching methods and try out working in team starting with planning process to realizing real activities. There will be two shifts during the period of camp. The first one will involve kids aged 8-10, the second one i teenagers aged 11-13. There is going to be around 40 participants in each shift. In addition to teachers there will be local young volunteer assistants in the camp.
Accommodation: Camp has two buildings with 2-5 bedded rooms. Volunteers will have their one room. Beds will be provided, sleeping bag is NOT needed. Toilets, showers and sauna are available. There is a hall for performances, open air stage, swimming pool, sport facilities for ball games, table tennis, bicycles, etc. Volunteers and participants will have their meals in the local cafe. See some photos on www.pariisi.ee
Requirements: Special requirementsGood level of FRENCH is required You should be really motivated to work with children. Previous experience is an asset. All good ideas of activities for youngsters, games are welcomed. Please bring some materials, postcards, posters, music, etc. from your country and be ready to present it to kids.
Approximate Location: LocationCamp takes place in Pariisi village, about 100 km from Tallinn the capital of Estonia. Nearest towns are Rakvere (20km) and Tapa (15km). The picturesque area around the camp with many hills, streams, rivers and lakes is very suitable for hikes and bicycle tours. Famous Lahemaa National Park is about 20km from the camp. More information on www.visitestonia.com , www.lahemaa.ee, www.rakvere.ee Leisure timeThere are a lot of possibilities for leisure time activities: swimming, hiking, sports, etc. Excursions to Lahemaa National Park and Rakvere are foreseen. Volunteers will join celebration of Mid-summer which is undoubtedly the largest festivity in Estonia.