Come, stay and help me (us) to improve my English language skills, and explore Segre Valley in Aitona, Catalunya, Spain.

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  • Description

    Description

    I need someone to practice languages, and especially English, with!! I'm eager to advance my proficiency in spoken English. This is a kind of housesitting because I am most of the time out.

    Hello! My name is Francesc. I live in a small agricultural town called Aitona near Lleida, Catalunya. (Aitona is two hours by car from the Pyrenees and about the same from Barcelona.) I live alone in a large house (simple, but well equipped).
    My two daughters (19 and 25 y.o.) frequently visit and join me in activities such as hiking or mushroom hunting.
    My pasion is learning languages. This is why I enjoy hosting people from around the world and do language exchange.
    I can host anyone from single persons to couples, possibly even couples with children. If you want, I can help you improve your Spanish or Catalan. My town, Aitona, is arguably the fruit production capital of Europe. The town is sorrounded by swathes of orchards- peaches, apricots, pears, apples, plums, olives, almonds.....In the spring the orchards light up in blossoming colours, attracting visitors from all over the world. During this and even other times, the orchards are a nice place for a stroll.
    Nearby Lleida is one of the oldest cities in Catalunya. Its prominent monument, The Seu Vella cathedral, dates back to 1203.
    I speak Catalan and Spanish wich I am happy to share in exchange for some English, French or German.

    There really is no ¨work¨that I ask of workawayers other than they help with washing dishes after we have eaten a meal together, that they keep their room clean and tidy and that they clean up after themselves.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Although my mother tongue is Catalan,I grew up learning both Catalan & Spanish at the same time. Most of the people in summer are not natives, they speak mostly Spanish (castellano), also Moroccan and Romanian. Of course we can help you to improve your Spanish and Catalan. We can also show you all the stages of the fruit trees, from the trees in flowers, until the fruit gets to the market of your hometown.

  • Help

    Help

    First of all, as I don't have too much free time, and right now my goal is to improve my English language skills, spending a little time speaking before, during and after, dinner, would be good enough for me. If we also have time for going a long stroll on te river side, much better! I work as a bus driver doing regular services around Catalunya, Which is why I spend long hours a day away from home. Also, I am still studying, attending classes twice a week becouse I'm eager to advance my proficiency on it.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Catalan: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I love learning languages, it is helping me as good mental exercise. Also, it is an useful tool to communicate and travel since couch home, hearing people stories' coming from around the world.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Three storey house with three beedrooms, a bathroom, a living room, an diningroom, kitchen, terrace, balcony,etc. Neighbours from around the world.I live on a narrow and quiet street without traffic.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There's a regular bus service every day from the town to the city, except Sundays.
    Although, I am new to workaway, I used to host people from around the world through another website, before the pandemic.
    Don't hesitate to contact me for any questions.
    ¨We are going to pick some olives ( Just as a hobby) the first week of November. would you like to help out??

  • 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

    Definitelly, my wifi is wide and good enough! From 10th of September 2021.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Althought I have a big house, it doesn't have a park car in,or garage, even I let my own car always on the street, but there's a campervan place very near from my house.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Frequently, pets have better behavior than human being.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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