Info and Summer Jobs in Southern Germany

🌎 COVID-19 UPDATE FOR APPLICANTS 🌎

At this point in time, our summer camps will continue as planned. We are expecting the situation to become much calmer as the summer draws nearer thanks to the increase in vaccinations. 

Come to Bavaria and make our language camps unique for our kids 💚. We are looking forward to receiving your applications for the summer 2021. 

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  • 1. Welcome to Language Camps in Bavaria, Southern Germany

    'LEOlingo Süd' organise English and French language summer camps for German children in Bavaria, Southern Germany.

    Our one-week language camps encourage fun with the language, self-confidence and contact with other children. Each with their own small group (about 12 kids), the English, French/English speaking counsellors offer a varied camp programme so that the children really get to know the language in a fun and natural way.

    At LEOlingo, it is not about overloading the children with grammar and vocabulary – the main focus is on the speaking and understanding of the language in everyday situations as the counsellors speak only in their native language. Through language games and sports, self-written dramas and funny sketches, crafts and discussions, the children simply learn the language along the way!

    Children can take part in language camps around Erlangen, Amberg, Nuremberg, Neumarkt and Regensburg. Our one-week language camps are available as day or overnight camps, and some of our camps even offer a special activity, such as canoeing, horse-riding or rock climbing.

    At the end of each week, we have our own stage show (the “Happy-ning”) so family and friends can see what the children have been up to during the week.

  • 2. Day Camps at LEOlingo

    English camp for children aged 7 to 14

    At LEOlingo day camps, the kids come to camp every day from Monday to Friday at 9am and go home again in the evenings at 5pm. Each counsellor is responsible for their own individual group of about 12 children who are grouped according to age and English ability.

    Our native speakers prepare and lead the kids through a series of fun language games and team activities, popular national sports (such as baseball, American football, cricket and rugby) and catchy songs! The kids also have the chance to create their own sketches and dramas in English, which they perform to their family and friends in a stage show at the end of the English camp. For this show (the “Happy-ning”), the counsellors can even help the kids to make their own simple costumes, masks and scenery.

    Below is an example programme for a typical day at a LEOlingo day camp:

    09.00 – 09.15 Morning circle

    09.15 – 10.15 Warm-up games

    10.15 – 10.30 Short break

    10.30 – 11.15 Language games

    11.15 – 11.55 Creative Folder

    11.55 – 12.00 Language rally

    12.00 – 13.00 Lunch break

    13.00 – 15.30 Sports, arts and crafts

    15.30 – 15.45 Short break

    15.45 – 16.30 Drama

    16.30 – 16.45 Tidy-up

    16.45 – 17.00 Afternoon circle

  • 3. Overnight Camps at LEOlingo

    At our LEOlingo overnight camps everything is included: the language, accommodation, food… and of course lots of fun! The kids and counsellors spend the whole week at youth hostels, cabins, guesthouses or even in castles!

    Just like at our day camps, our native speakers provide a varied programme throughout the day consisting of language games, songs, funny sketches, short dramas, creative activities and popular sports from each English or French-speaking country (Baseball, Rugby, Cricket, American Football, etc.).

    In the evenings, the night counsellors take over the whole camp to run all kinds of exciting whole-camp activities, such as campfires, scavenger hunts, discos, night hikes and much more!

    At some of our overnight camps, we also offer the kids the chance to take part in a special adventure activity in addition to the LEOlingo “classic” programme. Special activities include horse-riding, climbing, canoeing and waterskiing. At these special camps, we work together with experienced professionals who teach the kids everything they need to know about their chosen activity.

    Below is an example programme for a LEOlingo overnight camp (“classic”):

     

    07.30 – 08.00 Wash/shower

    08.00 – 08.30 Breakfast

    09.00 – 09.15 Morning circle

    09.15 – 10.15 Warm-up games

    10.15 – 10.30 Short break

    10.30 – 11.15 Language games

    11.15 – 11.55 Creative Folder

    11.55 – 12.00 Language rally

    12.00 – 13.00 Lunch break

    13.00 – 15.30 Sports, arts and crafts

    15.30 – 15.45 Short break

    15.45 – 16.30 Drama

    16.30 – 16.45 Tidy-up

    16.45 – 17.00 Afternoon circle

    17.00 – 18.00 Free time

    18.00 – 18.30 Dinner

    19.00 – 21.00 Evening programme

    22.00 Bedtime


    The schedule at an overnight “special” camp is almost identical to that at a classic camp as, in most cases, the special activity is just once per week (usually towards the middle of the week). At some special camps, for example the horse-riding camp, the kids have about 2 hours for their chosen activity each day.

  • 4. LEOlingo Language Camps for Schools and Companies

    Brighten up the classroom with a LEOlingo language camp! Schools have the opportunity to organise a week-long camp for their whole class. Whether at the school itself or at a youth centre, each student can use and build up their language knowledge in a fun and unique way. Not only do our language camps encourage the class and teachers to bond, but they also help everybody to develop a new enthusiasm for the language.

    We can also happily organise a language camp for a company as an internal holiday programme for employees’ children, allowing the parents to work peacefully in the holidays whilst their children have fun developing their English skills!

  • 5. Apply Now! Summer Camp Jobs in Germany for English Speakers and French/English Bilinguals

    Spend a summer in southern Bavaria at LEOlingo – where teaching a language can be just as fun as learning one!

    'LEOlingo Süd' organise English and French language summer camps for German children in Bavaria, Southern Germany. Our focus is not on teaching the children intense vocabulary and grammar, but rather on concentrating on the children's understanding and speaking of the language with native speakers in a fun environment. Our counsellors are mostly English and French native speakers from all over the world, including the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK.

    Every day the counsellors create a varied and exciting programme for the children, allowing them to learn about their counsellor’s country and their culture – from language games, funny self-written sketches and crafts to national sports and adventure activities like waterskiing, caving and rock climbing!

    Before the summer begins, each counsellor takes part in an intense week-long training session, where they will be taught all the activities from the LEOlingo programme and about how to deal with certain camp situations.

    Not only is it rewarding to see the children enjoying the language and learning at the same time, it is also an amazing chance to make lifelong friendships with other young people from across the globe, experience the German culture, and explore the beautiful south of Germany!

    We are now looking for Camp Counsellors for Summer 2021.

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    CAMP DATES

    • 19th July to 10th September 2021, including a compulsory training week
    • We prefer applicants to be available for the entire summer period

     

    YOUR PROFILE

    • You are a native-level English-speaker, or French-English bilingual
    • You have experience working at summer camps, or general experience with children between the ages of 7 and 15
    • You are passionate about sharing your language and culture in a fun and energetic way
    • You are preferably a current student or recent graduate
    • German knowledge is not required but can be helpful

     

    YOUR TASKS

    • Create and run an exciting and varied weekly programme in English/French
    • Look after a group of approx. 12 children (7-15 years old) each week
    • Teach your language and culture in accordance with the LEOlingo programme
    • Supervise special activities, such as waterskiing, caving, and canoeing

     

    WE OFFER

    • A one-week intensive training week
    • Free board and lodging for the duration of the camps
    • A competitive weekly wage
    • The opportunity for you to develop your teaching and childcare skills at over 10 different camp locations in beautiful Bavaria, southern Germany

    For more information regarding our camp counsellor positions, please contact Anne-Marie Albone.

    Click here to find Testimonials.

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