Small family-run language school looking for native English speakers to help in an underprivileged rural area outside Kiev, Ukraine

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    17/02/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of three 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 3: myself Elena (39), my mum Nathalie (66) and my husband Sergey (38).
    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 and are willing to share your knowledge with our students.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • 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)
    - 3 Russian/ Ukrainian lessons a week
    - Opportunity to learn how to cook authentic Ukranian dishes

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Russian, Ukrainian, English, French, Spanish

  • 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 4 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day 5 days a week

Carving jack-o-lanterns with Michael and Lee at our Halloween party 2018)))
Making bottle shakers with Michael - so much fun and so much mess lol
Halloween craziness 2018 - Mr. Minion, Miss Unicorn, Mr. Freddy Krueger, Ladies Witches, Miss Mummy, and Mrs. Black Swan :)))
Runtie :) awake and don't care
July 4th and Canada Day Celebration 2018
Outdoors Halloween Party 2017
Santa and his reindeer 2017!
St. Patrick's Day celebration 2018
Pumpkin carving with amazing Luka for Halloween 2017
Saying goodbye
Sightseeing downtown Kiev with the volunteers
At the Street Food Festival, November 2017
some of our youngest English learners back in 2017
homegrown strawberries yummy!!! - every year lol I 'm not joking!

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