Help our kids with language practice in English, German or Italian in Thonon les Bains, France

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    22/10/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We live in a big house in Thonon-les-Bains by the Geneva Lake and just next to the mountains (french Alps) : a beautiful area.
    (Easy connexion from Geneva, international airport)

    There is always lots to do : renovation in the house, cleaning, gardening, ...

    We have a garden with fruits and vegetables and a henhouse. Donkeys in a field just next the house.
    500 m from the lake side : in summer swimsuit essential :)

    The family consists of
    - I (Marie-Cécile), the mom (widow).
    - Marie-Adélaïde ( a girl), 13 years. She likes doing sport (swimming, walking, skiing), reading books and playing the piano…. She learns english and german.
    - Pierre-Gaspard ( a boy), 12 years. He likes swimming, making construction with Lego, creating new things, cycling and reading. It is a very sensitive boy.
    - Josselin (a boy), 9 years. He is very active. He likes to play football, do gym, play with Lego, be outside, cycling, ... It is a very affectionate child and like music. He plays the piano.
    - two cats doing their life inside and outside.
    - a rabbit called "Trifoglio" !
    - Chicken in the henhouse.

    We cook a lot by our own (less as possible industrial food).

    We are ecoresponsible as much as possible, and try to make no waste (food, clothes, water, energy, ...). We use the more we can the plants, fruits, vegetables coming from the garden.
    Lunch and dinner are taken with the family. We are an omnivorus family (meat, milk, butter, egg, wheat, fish, vegetables, fruits, ...) :) So think about if you can not adapt your diet...
    Workawayers came several times at home, others come and visit us when in the area, ...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Living the french way of life, learning french language and taste french food :)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    ENGLISH TUTOR (November / December)
    -Pierre-Gaspard (12) learns english at school, but it's very very difficult for him.
    We are looking for a native English speaker (preferably a guy) to be Pierre-Gaspard's English tutor for 30 minutes a day. The main quality of these person will be patience and faith!
    -Marie-Adélaïde (13) will also need to train in English (conversation / grammar exercises ...) in a structured way.
    The rest of the service can be gardening, small DIY, cleaning ...

    GERMAN TUTOR (November / December)
    Marie-Adélaïde learns german at school. Her school exchange was canceled. A native German speaker would be welcome to do conversation with her and to review the basics.
    The rest of the service can be gardening, small DIY, cleaning ...

    ITALIAN TUTOR (November / December)
    -Pierre-Gaspard (12) will learn italian at school from september 2021. I don't speak italian myself so it will be difficult for me to help him (I will begin to learn it too...).
    We are looking for a native italian speaker (preferably a guy) to be Pierre-Gaspard's Italian tutor for 30 minutes a day. The main quality of these person will be patience and faith, because Pierre-Gaspard is "bad" with languages in general...
    The rest of the service can be gardening, small DIY, cleaning ...
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    DIY
    Looking for a handyman/woman autonomous who have capacities in renovation/DIY.
    The things to do includes
    - gardening and cleaning the garden
    - painting
    - tilling
    - wood work : realization of a wooden object allowing both to hide an electricity meter and to make a shelf / bedside table
    - sand and paint wood (shutters,, ...),
    - sand and paint metal garden furniture
    - General maintenance and fix small things,
    - house cleaning
    - ...
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    You are welcome in the life family (a mum, 3 kids, two cats...). You need to be kidfriendly, they like to interact with you too :)
    Thank you for taking part in daily tasks (set the table, help store the kitchen after meals, clean up after you, ...).
    We love optimistic and smiling people :)
    We are a house without television, Ipad,... It is a choice. Sometimes the kids can watch a chosen video.
    As we have a piano in the livingroom, you can practice everytime you want.
    You organize your volunteer tasks like you want. We will ask you to 25 hours a week.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In Thonon-les-Bains
    Own room, shared bathroom

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We're near Geneva Lake and just next to the mountains (french Alps) : a beautiful area.
    (Easy connexion from Geneva, international airport : bus T71 or train with Leman Express)
    Bus connexions to the ski resort (Châtel, Avoriaz, Les Gets, ...)
    Boat connexion to Lausanne

  • 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

    My own office is in the house. There is a desk left and a professionnal access to the internet.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Small camper can park in the yard.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    25 heures par semaine

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