Why not to come to Italy and work in our Summer Camps?
We are looking for English mother-tongue tutors for our Summer Camps in June, July, the last week of August and the first week of September.
The aim of the camp is to help children learn English in a fun and enjoyable way, one that differs from the learning method they are used to during the course of the school year. This is accomplished using games, songs and music, drama, role-playing, sport, art, new-media and anything that could stimulate their interest.
Despite being organized within the school buildings, the methods used by the Association are very different. “Alice in Città” furthers teaching methods based on positive emotions, playing games, partecipation and are catered to the children’s fantasies and interests.
THE ASSOCIATION ORGANIZES SPECIFIC TRAINING FOR THE TUTORS TO INFORM AND TRAIN THEM IN THE DIDACTIC METHODS USED TO WORK IN THE CAMPS. These training sessions are held in April (Recruitment day in London), June, July and August.
Several methods are used to bolster an efficient and enjoyable social environment.
Firstly the creation of small groups helps a direct and efficient communication between children and Tutors. Every group is identified by a group name that relates to the “camp theme” which provides a narrative background fuelling the children’s imagination and keeps their enthusiasm alive during the camp.
To help the children understand what is required of them in each given moment, each day at the camp is divided into recognizable “containers” (“Welcoming”, “Let’s Talk”, “Art Workshop”, “My Kitchen”, “Drama”, “Sport”).
These “containers” assure that during the day children are given the opportunity to experience different activities and, as a result, each child should take part in activities that they really enjoy and are good at.
Follow the links on the website to find a more detailed description of the Camps (What are SCC/ESC/BS? – Done at the Camp), two interesting related videos, photos and a web-radio production made by children during previous camps. You can also find and the documents you should complete to apply – read, fill out the forms and send us your application!
Take advantage of this experience to improve your career chances!
Tutors in our camps have had gratifying and formative experiences. In our ten-years of collaboration with them, we have found that many tutors obtained better jobs following this professional experience and for many this work was acknowledged as school credits for their academic course. We are in the process in making deals with various universities so that the work in the camps can be officially counted as an internship. If you are interested in this possibility, contact us at this email address: email@example.com.
WHAT TO BRING?
Tutors should provide their own didactic material such as
- Children Illustrated Books
- Music or DVDs
- Photocopiable worksheets or activity books
- Craft materials such as pipe-cleaners, stickers or glitter
- “Parachutes” or other games, which could be useful
- Anything else that could be useful to teach english in a fun and enjoyable way
While choosing their didactic material, tutors should also bear in mind the theme chosen with the camp staff (other tutors and the coordinator) in the social network as this theme will be the narrative background for the whole camp and will be used in the final show.
You should also bring the following:
- Sneakers/trainers and closed shoes
- Comfortable clothes – casual but not too informal (it’s a good idea to bring clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!)
- Mosquito repellent (also against tiger-mosquitoes) – Milan is full of mosquitoes!
- Sunscreen lotion – in Milan it is very hot and sunny!
- Any kind of device that might help you with your work, such as stories, songs, MP3 and speakers to play music.
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