Small family-run language school welcoming native English speakers near Kyiv, Ukraine

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Ukraine

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    28/11/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of five people who strive to provide foreign language education in an underprivileged rural part of Ukraine to kids and help workawayers discover Ukraine through its people, cuisine, culture, historical places, and language. Our small family-run language school is a semi-charitable project. We charge very little for language classes. Some students are very poor so we teach them for free.

    We are looking for native English speakers (M-F) to teach and practice languages with us. The objective of our school is to provide the highest quality education with a focus on speaking skills.
    If you love kids, have lots of patience, and want to make a difference, then we are inviting you into our big international family!

    We provide meals and accommodation in a private room in exchange for English lessons. We are a Russian and Ukrainian-speaking family of 5: myself Elena (41), my mum Nathalie (69), my husband Sergey (40), and our twin boys ( 16 months old).
    We are able to host two people at a time; therefore, the tasks will be shared between the two of you.

    Extra credit for native speakers of English who also speak French or Spanish, play chess, play the piano or guitar and are willing to share their knowledge with our students.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Teaching
    Gardening
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    What We Offer:
    - Full board ( home-cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner--often with vegetables that were still growing in our vast backyard garden that same morning.)
    - Lodging ( a private room)
    - Live an authentic Ukrainian experience
    - Russian/ Ukrainian language practice
    - Opportunity to learn how to cook Russian & Ukrainian dishes
    - Crash course in looking after twins & early childhood development

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    1) We are looking for volunteers/native speakers to help conduct Conversational English classes for kids (ages 5-16) in a creative way using books, videos, songs, and games. Our mission is to teach children how to SPEAK English through fun and engaging activities.
    We use Google Classroom as a tool to manage the curriculum and send the homework.
    Your task is to conduct a maximum of 5 lessons per day (55 mins each). We have local English teachers at our school as well.
    We ask that volunteers stay a minimum of two months so that the children have time to get used to you. For those wanting to learn Russian, we also suggest a stay of at least two or three months to develop a good foundation in the language. We wish it to be enjoyable for you and for us. We are a very flexible and easy-going family.
    Since we have had the twins the focus is a bit change cause they are now our priority number 1.

    2) Having twins changed our project a lot. We are looking for a kind gentle person ( doesn't have to be an English native speaker at all) to become our twins linguistic and cultural educator / au pair. We are raising them multilingual and would like to expose them to as many languages as possible ( English, French, Spanish, German, Polish, Portuguese - so far!!!) They are very happy active kids. Please notice that we are not looking for just a babysitter, we are looking for a friend, for a person who is ready to share his/her heart and get back so much in return from all of us!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent
    Ukrainian: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in a very pleasant and bright house which is situated in the countryside about 15 km away from the nearest Metro Station in Kyiv. But there are regular buses to the city, and we travel there by cars also almost every day, so we can give you a lift.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have two bikes you can use to go around the village which is nice and quiet. There is a nice local bar with Wifi, and there is a bus that leaves for Kyiv every 20 mins from the center of the village!
    Attention allergy sufferers! We have a dog and 2 cats.
    We are not vegetarians.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have very good wi-fi. It is fast and cheap in Ukraine.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day 5 days a week

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