Come live in Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, and help us improve English! Spain

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  • Last activity: 30 Oct 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hi, I am a young 55 years old man who wants to improve my english languaje level. I live in Villaviciosa de Odón in a big house with swimming pool and about 1.200 square meters land. My wife Ruth is an active person also wanting to improve her english level, which is much better than mine. We have two kids, 14 and 7 years old who also study english as second language. They are almost bilungual. Our house is close to the village center and 5 minutes near the bus stop that brings you to the center of Madrid. It takes about 20 minutes to go to Madrid. In Villaviciosa there is a lot of bars and restaurants and there is a private university. The village is sourrounded by fields and pinetree forests. It is excellent to hike and also bike. Sorry but we prefer not to have vegan or vegetarian travelers. We eat every kind of food and we can not change our food habits. We also prefer not to have smokers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Ruth holds a physics PhD. I am a telecom engineer. Be a part of our family. We are very close to Madrid where you can discover the cultural and historical sites such as museums, art galleries, the famous Plaza Mayor. We love music, we have lots of friends, we use to go to the mountains, rivers, lakes...

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    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    We are looking for an English native speaker or with a similar level of English, to help us to improve our English and help us keeping an English speaking environment at home. We are looking for a person with a deep knowledge of the language and the ability to explain subtle differences of some words. We would like to find an English teacher or someone with University studies. A very appreciated added value would be a mathematics background to help us helping our son who is becoming 14 very soon with school studies.
    We are willing to have a very patient traveller who corrects us every time we say an incorrect word (a little bit boring), but this is the way we believe we will improve our English skills! Of course you are welcome to integrate in our family, this means that everybody has to help a little bit laying the table, filling and emptying the dishwasher, or cooking if necessary. We also expect some help and patience to help the kids with their homework (specially the 14-year-old).

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have two very confortable guest rooms. Both of them have a table to study. Ruth is the Chef of the family but I also cook sometimes, gazpacho, paella, cocido madrileño, lentejas, BBQ. You will be very welcomed to prepare some local speciality from your country of origin! We will do our best to find the right rough product in order you can prepare your local delicious meal.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many things to do in Madrid! But if you love nature, there is plenty of it around Villaviciosa. We have bikes, a canoe, and we live 5 minutes walking from a beautiful forest. Villaviciosa is still an small village and it is very close to Madrid. You can benefit of the good things of both kind of places.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 142842933733