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We are a family, living in İzmir (Urla ) in Turkey. We have two sons. The bigger one is 9 years old and the little one is only 6 years old. We are looking for a bigger sister to them who knows German or English or French and also talkative (chatterbox) :) Because we hope to improve their language skills. (They already speak these languages and just need to improve).
Bigger one goes to school between 7:30 am to 17:30 pm. the little one will be in home for this year. we can be flexible about the times and days and of course you can choose your off days. They like playing chess, drawing pictures, hiking, riding bike, listening/telling stories (esspecially about dragons, dinosaurs and pirates.. )
Our bigger son Deniz, plays piano. he has private lessons in home. So we have a piano in home and if you know playing it can be very nice to study it with him.
I and my husband are both pharmacist. In summers we like travelling, camping, cooking, baking, eating :) ( aspecialy at the weekends we like to go to the beaches, mountains, pleateaues.. ) Nowadays we like gardening also. In march we started to live in a holiday house with a garden. we try to grown our own vegetables there. the neighberhood is so nice. it is 20 minutes away to beach and 15 minutes away to mountains by walking. so we are very lucky actually. so we are not sure about if we go back to our flat or not:)
Our flat is only 100m away to subway stop. ıt is very close to seaside too, It takes nearly 10 minutes to go seaside by walking.
We don't smoke. we only expect the basic things from you like cleaning and tdying up.
If you stay with us you will have a private bedroom. (in holiday house you will have a balcony too) You will have Wi-Fi.. We usually cook fresh traditional foods at home, you can be with us at all meals and also you can cook :) we are shopping from directly farms.
At the sametime I can teach you my mother tongue (turkish). I am interested with drama, orff, stories, games, puppets...etc. I usually use all of them in our teaching, so I hope you can learn easly and with fun...
I can teach you cooking jams, home made pasta and tomato sauce, canning eggplant and beans, preparing olives..
We have already hosted volunteers and teachers before and if you want we could get references from all of them. If you have more questions please don’t hesitate to ask.
NOTE: boys don`t go to schools in the summers. For july and august we need help esspecially in the mornings nearly 5 hours. But sure then you will be free about your own programme.
NOTE: usually we host two volunteers for having a multiculturel life.
İzmir is a nice city with seashore and historical places. İt’s the third biggest city in Turkey. We live in city center. Our house is only 2 minutes to subway stop and 10 minutes to seaside by walking. At the seaside you can rent and ride bike.. There are many bars, clubs, site-seeing, resaurants, shopping, bazaars, etc in İzmir. The weather is usually sunny. Urla/Seferihisar are 30 minutes or çeşme/Alaçatı is 1 hour or Kuşadası 1,5 hour far to us. Also Efes and Şirince is so close to İzmir. If you like history and villiages I guess you will have fun. You can go Bodrum easly for weekends. if you want to go to Kios (a nice Greek Island) from Çeşme it takes 15 minutes by ship.(and it is also cheap). If you want to go Samos (Anoyher Greek İsland) you can get a feryy. (It is also cheap) One weekend you can go to Pamukkale, Kapadokya or İstanbul. We can help you about bookings.
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
If you want to learn real local life, you are welcome. We can tell you a lot of things about Turkish families/culture/ education&health system/history/social life..etc. All of us are talkative so you can easily learn Turkish from us. We are enthusiastic about learning English/ French and German. Because of we love eating; you can learn a lot of new Turkish food recipes. We like travelling. If you want to join us you are welcome to come also. We are usually camping at the beachs. İzmir is a cheap city So if you want to travel around turkey (For example Greece islands) or in Turkey (For example Kapadokya) you can jump from here for the weekends. Our a lot of volunteers have done it. We can help you with booking. And if you are travelling for a long time, get tired and need a warm family house; you are also welcome..
We need someone who is TALKATİVE (native English or German or French speaking girl) who likes playing, singing, painting, dancing, traveling..
When you join us, you will have a private bedroom. (ıf we are in holiday house you will have your balcony too. ) You will have Wi-Fi..
We usually cook fresh tradationel foods at home and at the same time try new different tastes. You can be with us at all meals and also you can cook :)
If you like sun and sea sure you Will love İzmir.
Our house is only 2 minutes to subway station and 10 minutes to seaside by walking.
At the seaside there is a way for running, walking and riding bike...
You can travel to Efes, Çeşme, Alaçatı, Şirince, urla, seferihisar, Foça, Kuşadası, Bodrum, Pamukkale, Kios, Kapadokya, Fethiye, İstanbul, Antalya...etc.
You can go to kios (Greece) from Çeşme shipport (İzmir) very easy and travel to other island of Greece...
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours a day ; 5 days a week
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