Bella’s Testimonial As A Babylangues Instructor in Paris

Babylangues Reviews – Bella’s Testimonial:
As an American student studying abroad in Toulouse, my experience has been nothing short of transformative. From immersing myself in the rich culture and history of this beautiful city to forming meaningful connections with locals, every moment has been a valuable learning opportunity. One aspect of my time in Toulouse that has been particularly rewarding is my part-time job with Babylangues, teaching English to French children. This experience has not only enriched my cultural exchange but has also allowed me to make a positive impact on the lives of the children I work with.

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Perfect Job For An English Speaker

When I first arrived in Toulouse in August, I was eager to explore the city and immerse myself in the local culture. The weather was amazing, I spent so much time wandering around the city and taking everything in. However, I like to be busy so I also wanted to find a way to contribute to the community and engage with the people around me. That’s when I stumbled upon the opportunity to work as a babysitter and English tutor for French families. I found the Babylangues Instagram on a Facebook page for Students in Toulouse; It seemed like the perfect fit for me – a chance to share my language and culture while also building meaningful relationships with a local family.

A Very Helpful Team – Babylangues Reviews

From my very first day on the job, I was welcomed with open arms by the families I worked with. The Babylangues team found me a great match and guided me through meeting the family for the first time, what I should expect and what was expected of me. Both the family and Babylangues entrusted me with the care and education of these children, and I was determined to exceed their expectations. Each day, I would spend time playing games, reading stories, and engaging in fun activities with the children, all while incorporating English language learning in a natural and interactive way.

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Making A Difference in A Child’s Life

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job was witnessing the progress and growth of the children I worked with. It was incredible to see their confidence and proficiency in English improve over time, and I felt a sense of pride knowing that I had played a role in their development. Beyond language skills, I also had the opportunity to teach them about American culture, traditions, and holidays, fostering a sense of curiosity and appreciation for diversity. They particularly enjoyed the activities I came up with around Halloween and Thanksgiving; they thought the tradition of turkeys was absolutely hilarious, so that was often the focus of our games. And even on those days where the children are tired or maybe a little grumpy, it was so rewarding to be the person that cheered them up and made them laugh. 

Unvaluable Work Experience – Babylangues Reviews

In addition to the personal connections I made, my part-time job provided me with valuable skills and experiences that will benefit me both professionally and personally. I honed my communication, organisation, and problem-solving abilities, all of which are essential in any career path. Furthermore, working with children taught me patience, empathy, and the importance of adaptability – qualities that will serve me well in any future endeavour.

Moreover, my experience as a babysitter and English tutor allowed me to forge deep connections with the families I worked with. I became not only a caregiver and educator but also a trusted friend and confidante. Saying goodbye to the family was for sure the hardest thing about leaving Toulouse at the end of my semester abroad. I know I’ll be back to visit them and Toulouse very soon – we’re already discussing dates! This experience with Babylangues truly defined my experience here. After all, I spent four evenings a week, simply having fun, with the children.

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Immersion Into French Life – Babylangues Reviews

Considering I was initially hesitant about studying abroad in Toulouse (I always dreamed of Paris), I couldn’t be more grateful for the incredible experience I’ve had. While the prospect of living in a foreign country and immersing myself in a new culture seemed daunting at first, my time in Toulouse has exceeded all expectations. The city has become my home away from home, and I’m so glad I took the leap to study abroad here. The memories I’ve made and the lessons I’ve learned will stay with me for a lifetime, and I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.

A Very Rewarding Experience!

Overall, my experience as a Babylangues Instructor in Toulouse has been nothing short of incredible. Teaching English has been a truly rewarding and fulfilling experience. It has allowed me to make a positive impact on the lives of others while also deepening my understanding of French culture and society. I would wholeheartedly recommend this experience to anyone considering studying or working abroad and looking for part-time work. It truly is a remarkable way to immerse yourself in a new culture, make meaningful connections, and contribute to your local and global community.

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Thank you again to the Babylangues Team for making this possible!
Bella, March 1, 2024

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