Family in Madrid looking for a friendly native English female speaker to spend some time with us, Spain

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Spain

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    21/11/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of four, based near to the airport in a residential area of Madrid, who would like to get our children of 9 and 7 years of age to meet people from different nationalities and cultures while learning and practicing English.

    We would like to find a friendly native English female speaker to spend some time with us this summer and help us with some English teaching and language practise with our two children.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    WHAT DO WE OFFER
    - Opportunity to get Spanish language exposure with a native family. Although children are to be addressed in English during agreed times, you will also have the opportunity to practice your Spanish and we will be supporting you to improve your fluency at all times (experience in language teaching).
    - Own bedroom, and bathroom shared with kids.
    - All food at home and accommodation expenses included.
    - Washing machine and iron available for your own laundry

    - Comfortable 3 bedroom flat in a very secure residential area, with unrestricted and free swimming pool access.
    - Public transport connections to the centre of Madrid (30 min by tube). Tube station about 12 min walk from home.
    - 10 minutes driving distance to the airport (Depending on flight time, we would attempt to pick you up from the airport).

  • Help

    Help

    DATES: preferably the second and third weeks of July, from 8th of july to 21 st of july


    Requirements:
    Age: 18 +
    Passport and European Medical Health card
    Basic Spanish knowledge, able to communicate
    Native English speaker, British, American, Australian, etc.
    Interest to improve communication skills in Spanish
    Any personal references.

    Relevant:
    Experience with children (school activities, babysitting, looking after relatives).
    Any teaching experience.
    Initiative to organise activities and keep up children interest while having fun.
    Able to gain cooperation and set rules for kids when running activities .

    Likes swimming, bike riding, etc.
    Able to cope with hot temperatures and relentless sunny weather!!
    Also enjoys some independency and exploring new places/customs.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    - Use every opportunity to teach girls new vocabulary/sentences and encourage then to use it at every opportunity and in daily life situations.

    IMPORTANT RULE: ALWAYS SPEAK TO GIRLS IN ENGLISH DURING AGREED TIMES.
    - No major household nor cleaning responsibilities, other than keeping own bedroom and bathroom tidy (bathroom shared only with the girls).
    - Ensuring no unauthorised access to the flat is given to anybody else.

    TIMETABLE PROPOSAL
    9:00 to 11.00 am (2 hours) – “Sitting-down” English activities:revising some English Grammar and exercises from school books, reading aloud, story telling and asking questions, vocabulary games, describing things, etc.

    11.00 to 12.00 – Any activity with the children that contributes to practice English while having fun: visit to the supermarket to revise vocabulary, bike riding and games at the park, visit to the local library, cooking or baking cakes, etc.

    12.00 – 14.00 Looking after the children while having a swim before lunch games at the swimming pool etc..

    From 14.00 onwards – Free time to do own activities, relax, sightseeing,

    Saturday and Sunday: no arranged activities nor looking after children required, though welcome to participate in any activity done by the family.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    - Own bedroom, and bathroom shared with kids.
    - All food at home and accommodation expenses included.
    - Washing machine and iron available for your own laundry

    - Comfortable 3 bedroom flat in a very secure residential area, with unrestricted and free swimming pool access.
    - Public transport connections to the centre of Madrid (30 min by tube). Tube station about 12 min walk from home.
    - 10 minutes driving distance to the airport (Depending on flight time, we would attempt to pick you up from the airport).

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 443462872923