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Sarah - 2017-09-29

Hello,

I've been offered a 'contract' to teach at ALV for the winter/spring camp. It's 2 weeks (10 days working) for USD$750. I'm fully aware that I will be working illegally for this time, I don't want to get into that now but to be honest, I don't really care. Worst case scenario, I get deported.

My questions here, are:

1. Will I actually get paid? Working illegally means at the end of it they could just say "What money? What contract?" and I have no foot to stand on.

2. From what I've been told, there will be 10 camps across the country, I don't know yet where I will be placed, but supposedly they are just day camps and us teachers return to the hotel at the end of each day and then I guess we're free to do whatever. Does this sound about right to anyone who has worked there before?

3. I'm a professional, qualified English teacher and whilst I've worked with children before, I'm not usually this "American camp" style teacher - I guess if I just prepare some songs and dances and act hyperactive for 10 days, that's kinda what they're looking for? (Plus maybe some actual teaching)

For me, I'm thinking it's only 2 weeks so if it all goes pear shape, it isn't that long and I can just forget about it. Or it turns into an awesome experience and I can return there in the summer.

Any thoughts or experience from anyone who's actually worked there will be great! I couldn't find much on the internet other than this thread.

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Review of American Language Village (ALV) -- Jerry L'├ępeire -- 2016-03-20
Review of American Language Village (ALV) -- Genna Giannetti -- 2016-03-20
Review of American Language Village (ALV) -- Jerry L'├ępeire -- 2016-03-21
Review of American Language Village (ALV) -- Pete Fagyvaley -- 2016-03-21
Review of American Language Village (ALV) -- J stein -- 2016-04-08
Review of American Language Village (ALV) -- joan stein -- 2016-04-09
Review of American Language Village (ALV) -- Jack Stein -- 2016-04-10
Review of American Language Village (ALV) -- San Migs -- 2016-04-11
Review of American Language Village (ALV) -- Tim -- 2016-09-21
Review of American Language Village (ALV) -- Genna Giannetti -- 2016-03-21
Review of American Language Village (ALV) -- Karspval -- 2016-03-26
Review of American Language Village (ALV) -- Bea -- 2017-08-08
Review of American Language Village (ALV) -- Sarah -- 2017-09-29
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