Teach us FRENCH on the California coast!!

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    Hello! We are Savannah and Jhordn from California USA! We have traveled all over and are going to Africa in 2018. We love to travel, love adventure, being bold, and love trying new things. We have 3 cats, no kids. We believe life should be experienced through traveling, learning, and laughing with friends. We are fun, educated, adventurous and open-minded people who are always willing to learn.

    We are looking for someone to move in with us for a few months, in Monterey California, to help us become fluent in French. We're looking for someone who is happy, open-minded, patient while teaching language skills, flexible, and overall fun and personable. We want help with French practice, animal care (cats), cooking lessons, gardening, and help with my travel blog! You will have a private bedroom and bathroom. We'll also help you practice your English. Solo female traveler please.

    We will show you some adventures in California such as world class wine tasting in a beautiful coastal town with delicious seafood. Monterey is known for their fantastic sea animals (sea lions) at the famous aquarium , Fishermans Warf, Cannery Row, sailing, scuba diving, multiple beaches, The Big Sur, surfing, Pebble Beach golfing, whale watching, and wine tasting. Monterey is a tourist destination and one of the most beautiful places in the US with a fun personality, farmers markets, and gorgeous ocean views.

    We're a fun couple, love to laugh, positive, friendly, and always up for new adventures! Thank you for viewing our profile. We're looking forward to hearing from you! We're available to host now.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

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    We are looking for a female, native French speaker, who is over 21 (legal drinking age--there are so many wineries here!) to teach us French. We are at an elementary level in French so please be patient with our learning! :-) We think it will be helpful having someone in-house to practice with every day as a tutor. Talk with us during breakfast and dinner, watch French movies, and teach us vocabulary and history. We're looking for someone who can stay for a month or longer. Between November 2017 and August 2018.

    There are no set hours. There will be approximately 3-4 hours of French practice a day--mostly talking at breakfast and the evenings at dinner. If you work remotely, you can work during the day while we are at work. This is a non-paid position nor do we request money from you. Meals at home are included in our arrangement. We often go on weekend trips and you're welcome to come along! Public transportation is available and we have bikes you can use as well. Monterey is about 1.5 hours from San Francisco, 5.5 hours from Los Angeles, and 8 hours from Las Vegas.

    We have 3 indoor cats so you must be an animal lover! They will demand your snuggles and pets during the day :-) Cooking skills would be a bonus so we could learn to cook new recipes and experience new food. Helping out around the house will be appreciated-- very light housework such as dishes and recycling. We have a small herb garden if you have a green thumb. :-) Also, I'm starting a travel blog/website/thing and need help!

    We are a fun couple with no kids. We love entertaining guests so you will feel like a welcomed member of the family. We will have family visit from time to time from out of state. You will meet many friends here! We enjoy wine, food, outdoor excursions, hiking, live music/concerts and all things fun! We'll show you around California, teach you US/California culture, and help you practice English. Monterey is a very diverse town (tourist destination) with multiple languages spoken. You'll find many French restaurants, french speakers, and many other cultures here. Very interesting place.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, some Spanish

  • Accommodation


    You will have a private room in our home with a Queen sized bed and space for your belongings. There is adequate closet and drawer space. There is a full bathroom (shower/tub, toilet, sink) for you to share with our occasional guests.
    Your room has a sliding door that opens to our AMAZING courtyard with a water fountain and patio lights. It's beautiful! We live in a forested neighborhood. It is quiet but within 5 minutes from downtown and 2 miles from the beach.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is no set schedule. There will be approximately 3-4 hours of French practice a day (mostly at breakfast and the evenings at dinner). You can explore the area during the day and on weekends.We often go on weekend trips and you're welcome to come along! Public transportation is available and we have bikes you can use as well. Monterey is about 1.5 hours from San Francisco, 5.5 hours from Los Angeles, and 8 hours from Las Vegas.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    California is a large state in the United States and has a mix of cultures. We live in a small coastal town that is a tourist destination. There are people from cultures all over the world here. There are international festivals all the time. Everyday we encounter people speaking all different languages and from all different places.
    I have been a workawayer myself, in Italy, so I am familiar with the process. I had a great experience living with an Italian family for 2 months and am still in regular contact with them. I'm looking forward to now hosting a workawayer!
    Here in Monterey, there are lots of wine vineyards, hiking, sailing, and so much more! The weather is about 70 F degrees year round here. You'll meet people from all over the world and get to stay in one of the most beautiful places in the USA. You'll have opportunities to practice your English skills, learn American cooking, and make friends from all over the world.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Our front courtyard! We spend a lot of time out here. Your bedroom door opens to this beautiful courtyard.
Big Sur, California...30 miles from our house
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