The Language Tutoring Program

Do you want to come to Germany and enjoy working with children but you only have limited time and limited childcare experience? In that case our Language Tutoring Program might be right for you! It is a great way to live for 1 - 3 months in Germany. The program is a cultural exchange program where you will receive free room & board with a German host family in exchange for teaching your native language to the children of the family. You will also have the opportunity to explore Germany, your destination in the heart of Europe!

The program is for everyone, who is a native English, Spanish or French speaker, loves to spend time with children and who wants to learn about German culture first-hand!

Why you should become a language tutor

You will not only get to learn about the German culture and language through your host family but you will also have the opportunity to make international friends and return home with an abundance of new experiences. And the international experience looks great on your resume!

With Ayusa you will receive the following benefits:

  • Choose between 1-3 months stay (maximum of 90 days)

  • Pre-departure support

  • Placement in a carefully screened host family

  • Private room and full board

  • Local support by a coordinator and the Ayusa office in Berlin

  • Free access to local public transportation for the entirety of the program

  • Free-time to explore Germany

This is how it's done

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1. Get informed

Get all the information you need about the Language Tutor Program in Germany. If you have any questions at all and want to talk to one of our staff at the office, feel free to contact us.

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2. Sign up!

If you feel that this is the right program for you, then apply online. Once we have reviewed the non-binding application, we get in touch with you to discuss the next steps. If we have a partner agency in your country, we will connect you with them.

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3. Your Interview

Once you have submitted your application, we will invite you to an interview. The interview will either be conducted by phone or Skype. 

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4. Your host family

Now it’s time for the exciting fun part – speak with our German host families! We will give you lots of advice about how to clarify your questions with interested host families in order to ensure that you receive the best match possible.

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5. Preparations

You need to sign up for your comprehensive insurance package, either by yourself or we can help you with that. Since the program does not exceed 90 days, you do not need a special visa. Now it's time to book your flight tickets and say "goodbyes".

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6. Welcome to Germany!

Your host family will pick you up from the airport. Within the first few days after your arrival your local Ayusa coordinator will get in touch with you. Quite soon you will be in touch with other tutors or au pairs in your area.

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7. A successful end of your language tutor stay

The topic of returning home always comes up much too quickly! Your stay as a language tutor will fly by, and suddenly you will have to think about your departure.

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8. Back in your home country

Welcome home & congrats - you did it! Give us a call, drop us a line, and let us know how you are doing.

Your Responsibilities as a Language Tutor

Each host family is different and therefore the responsibilities will slightly vary. This will have to do with the age of the children or the daily schedule of the host family. However, the maximum hours and the type of work you are asked to do are laid out and are accepted by each family prior to the program start and include the following:

  • Teaching your native language (English, Spanish or French) to the children (and possibly adults of the family) for a maximum of 15 hours per week

  • Helping in the house just as a regular family member

  • Sometimes also the parents might be interested in brushing up on their English/Spanish/French with you, too

During the application process you will have the opportunity to speak with your prospective host family on the phone. During the conversation it is important to talk about each others expectations for the program. You should also speak with the host family about the exact schedule and what type of language support they are interested in.

Sounds like the right program for you?

Check out the requirements and program costs and get started for your time in Germany!