Help me to improve my English in beautiful Umbria, Italy



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    My name is Irene and I am a 37 years old tour guide. I live and work in Umbria region, also known as the green heart of Italy, in a small medieval hamlet at 10 km from Perugia, the capital of the region. I live alone but I have a 12 years old daughter who stays here often during the week. I love the house where I live, a typical medieval town house, and I could never go back to a modern flat. Umbria is a beautiful place, as I call it, my beautiful ''office'' . The most famous town is Assisi. Perugia, the capital, is a lively small city, other towns such as Orvieto or Gubbio are visited by thousands of people every year. Views are amazing, we are very spoiled here with the landscape and a very high quality of life.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Well, I am offering you a free guided tour of Umbria!! We can tour the town where I work while you help me to improve my English. And of course while you are here I can answer all of your questions about Italian life or help with your Italian if you are studying it. Sometimes I host couchsurfers so I know very well that these experiences are always interesting from all points of view, and that the cultural and personal exchange will be natural.

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    I am looking for a teacher for some daily advanced lessons of English. I have always studied languages and I work in English, here in Italy and in Ireland where I work in summer, but I have never lived abroad so I thought of workaway in order to improve:
    - phonetic aspects
    - advanced use of verbs
    - daily colloquial language
    I was thinking about a period of two weeks around the end of November/beginning of December, when I am very free from work. I'd like to have about two hours lesson per day and we could also do together the visits I do around the region and you can correct me and help with new collocations, words or sentences.
    For these reasons I'd like my guest to have some linguistic interests and some teaching experiece as mother tongue speaker of English. She also must be a curious person ready to discover my region and interested in discovering Italian daily life.
    As we will live together and usually I don't work in that time of the year, we can be very flexible and organize every day as we like.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian, English and French

  • Accommodation


    You will live with me. My house has two floors. There is the kitchen and the living room downstairs and two large rooms upstairs, one is mine the other will be yuor private one. You will sleep on a single bed. The bathroom upstairs will be your private one. I host couchsurfers so for me is normal to have guests at home but I prefer female guests.
    When we will eat at home I will be happy to share my food and meals with you, you won't have to buy anything. If you/we decide to eat out that will be at your expences. I have a normal Italian diet, I am not vegetarian, I like cooking. I have wi-fi.
    For insurance reasons I cannot let you drive my car but I will be glad to drive you to bus stop or anywhere else if I can, and of course to pick you up when you will arrive (train station/bus station/blabla car, there is a also an airport with flights from/to London).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You are free to manage your free time as you want. There is a bus stop for Perugia city center at about one kilometer from my place. To be true, there isn't much night life at a walking distance from here. Of course I would be happy to share with you also my daily life in case I go out with friends or go to cultural events.
    - Preference will be given to female guests.
    - The perfect period for me would be towards the end of November for 10 days/2 weeks .
    - As I work in Ireland and I am very interested in Irish culture (and accent ihihihi) preference will be given to Irish candidates, but this is not a priority.
    - As I speak and work in French too, also French candidates are welcome

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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?

    More than two

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