I'm an English teacher, my husband is a bank clerk. We have 2 children: Francesca, who is 14 and Tommaso who is 23.
I need a French native speaker girl who can help my daughter to improve her speaking abilities in French, but also with French grammar. I also need some help around the house.
We really like having foreign people staying with us. We consider it a great chance for our family. We've hosted some girls in the past and they 've always been positive experiences.
We're very friendly and we expect the volunteer to join our family as part of it.
Help around the house
The traveller will have the chance to learn to cook Italian food and taste good wine, as in the family we love drinking wine and cooking Italian healthy food.
Besides this the traveller will have the oppurtunity to learn some Italian, as I'm a teacher so I can help the traveller to understand better the structure of the Italian language.
Finally he or she will have the chance to visit beautiful places in Tuscany.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Mainly help requested is related to French language practice and help with homework when my daughter needs some help. Besides sometimes she has to be driven to the gym or somewhere else, so the volonteer should have a driving license.
We love spending time speaking at dinner and lunch time, I and my husband speak some French too, so meal time will be a change to practice French for the whole family.
As far as housework is concerned I expect the volunteer help me to clean the kitchen after meals, to help to prepare dinner when needed, vacuum the floor, help with the laundry and clean her bathroom and bedroom.
We have a dog that stays in the house (not in the bedrooms) and in the garden. She is very friendly and sweet.
We have a big house on the Florentine hills. ( 4 bedrooms, three bathrooms, one big living room, a kitchen, a dining room, a laundry room and a big garden) and we own a flat next to our house, the volonteer will have her bedroom and bathroom in the flat.
Our house is on the florentine hills, famous for good Chianti wine and the beauty of the countryside. From our house you can get to the town cente in 15 min on foot or a few minutes by car. In the village there's the train station and the bus stop.
You can get to Florence in 20 min by train, to Pisa in 45min, to Siena in 1 hour.
You can easily visit Leonardo Da Vinci' s home town that is only 30 min far from where we live.
There are also other interesting places you can visit.
In 1 hour you can also get to the seaside.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week