Learn English teach me Spanish in Albir, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    I am a mature retired professional women, who enjoys life, likes going out, keep-fit, dancing, dining out, walking. I am a journalist/communications director by profession and I am contributing editor of a website about healthy aging. I worked as a freelance writer/journalist/editor for several NGOs mainly dealing with health issues, trade and humanitarian law. Prior to this I was Director of Communications for an international NGO. I have also previously worked as an English teacher. I speak fluent English and French but am struggling with the Spanish language, mainly because there are so many English speaking people in the area where i live (Scandinavians, Dutch, Belgians, Germans, Spanish who want to improve their English - and of course English) so it is actually a very good place for people wanting to improve their English, less so for those who want to learn Spanish. And, to be honest, like many expats, I am a little lazy when so many speak my language so well.

    I live in a small resort on the Costa Blanca in Spain about ten minutes walk from the sea. There is also a national parc only minutes walk from the house. The resort has many restaurants and cafes, three supermarkets and several small boutiques. There is a market on Sunday mornings.

    My home is in a small gated estate with 16 other houses. There is a shared garden and swimming pool.

    I am looking for someone who can help with housework, shopping and cooking and who can help me improve my Spanish in return for board and lodging and the opportunity to practice English.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have a website on healthy aging, and i am also very widely travelled. I enjoy political discussion and am an experienced English teacher, writer, journalist, communications specialist and more recently have qualified as a clinical hypnotherapist. In their leisure time workaways can participate in my activities - keep fit (though this is female only) walking, outings etc if they wish, and have the opportunity of meeting English natives here through the social clubs i belong to and my many local friends. Workaways will be invited to join in social events whenever possible.

  • Help

    Help

    Looking for a Spanish speaker who can help with the housework, cleaning, shopping, cooking or maintenance and give some Spanish language practice in Spanish in return for English. I have a cat and might ask you to feed him if i am absent.

    Would appreciate a handy-man who can help me with projects - installing shelving, small painting jobs, general maintenance, helping make my home more organized. I also have some more ambitious projects for a man who can.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, little Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A comfortable bedroom and private bathroom. Shared meals if i am at home or use of kitchen if i am out. There is a swimming pool in the garden which is usually warm enough to swim in from May to October.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In return for housework, cooking and help with my Spanish, I can help you with your English ( give you English lessons and the opportunity to practice your English with me) plus give you lots of opportunities to meet and interact with other English speakers.

    There is a lot to do in the area besides going to the beach, nice areas for walking and places to visit. I would be happy to show you round, via public transport, go out walking with you etc. and we can exchange language during leisure time spent together.

    There is a bus serving the resort which goes to nearby Altea and Benidorm several times an hour and there is a train to Alicante via Benidorm and to Denia about once an hour.

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

    4 hours cooking shopping ironing and cleaning. Spanish and English intercambio

With my youngest daughter, Lara.
Sylvana had a good idea for a fun photo at a nightclub in Benidorm
At the ROck and Roll house Benidorm when having a night out on the town with Sylvana my workaway visitor from Argentina and some of my friends.
Sylvana was happy to meet fellow Argentinian, Diego Cabeytu who was performing at a nightclub we visited together with some of my friends during her workaway stay with me.
A visit to Altea with Sylvana who visited me using workaway from Argentina.
Night out in Benidorm showing one of my volunteer the nightlife.
With the Queen and Prince Philip on the way to International Day in La Nucia
Standing up for Women at the International Day in La Nucia
Showing Sylvana the sights - with an Argentinian performer, DiEgo CabEytú and friends at the Rock n Roll House in Benidorm
With my eldest daughter, Martina during recent trip to NYC
Goodbye dinner for Sylvana a Workaway Volunteer from Argentina
Celebrating our performance as the suffragettes at the Companions Variety Performance in Alfaz del Pi
Celebrating the birthday of a dear friend at The Pink Ladies party in Benidorm.
With my keep fit instructor, Denise and another good friend in Albir



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