How about spending a nice time with a traditional French family? Help our children with English & enjoy the pleasure of living in the countryside, with full-time access to a nice warm swimming-pool pool in the garden for about 2 weeks in July/beginning of August. We (my 2 children, my husband and I) live in a small village called Lhommaizé, situated in the countryside but only about 30km away from the bustling town of Poitiers. We're looking for a native English-speaking young person, preferably not shy, to speak English (and why not Spanish as well) to our 2 children and help them improve their foreign languages. Our daughter is 13 and our son 11 years old and my husband works a lot on the farm, so we'd just like a simple and talkative person to share some good moments with us. We are very easy-going and would like you to enjoy our life here with our cat, dog... What about going for a bike ride with our son or enjoying a nice bbcue with our friends ? Prêts à partager le quotidien d'une famille française ? You'll be our guest!
Babysitting and creative play
As a language teacher here in France, I could help any student with their French. Anyone staying with us could also enjoy the quiet moments spent in our big garden (no neighbours around), relax around our swimming-pool, or visit cultural places around. We'll consider you as our guest & will take you around for some visits with great pleasure! Ever heard about the Futuroscope? Châteaux de la Loire are 1,5h from here... Fancy a day-trip to La Rochelle? I can take you to the coach/train station in Poitiers or let's go together!!! We're used to having english-speaking guests... We've had au-pairs when the children were younger but we're now looking for a different type of relationship, more casual cause the children are older now.
We don't need help with the housework, what we're looking for is a young person that could propose a few activities to the children to make them speak English & practise languages (speaking Spanish could be a plus). We can provide language books if needed. Our son is quite sporty & would love someone to play football, golf, tennis with him or go for a bike ride. I'd also like you to do some English exercices/language practise with them both, which would not exceed 3 hours a day. Some basic help with cleaning the pool, watering flowers or laying the table will be welcome occasionnally (but we all do it here).
Our house is surrounded by woods and sunflower fields. You'll be staying in a big bedroom with a single bed, own sink & nice view over the garden & pool. Your room is next to ours, bathroom shared with the rest of the family. You'll be able to use the pool and sunbathe whenever you wish it.
We consider hosting a volunteer as an enriching experience for all the members of ours family. You'll be our guest for 2 weeks but be ready to answer the kids'questions, chat with them or even teach them... No babysitting or childcare expected, might just need you to keep an eye on them 1 or 2 evenings when we're out. We've already had 2 English girls and a New-Zealander in the past & have kept in touch since.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
3 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.