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My name is Roberto and I’m 34 years old. I currently live with my roommate and dogs and work in my office as a neuropsychologist.
As I also have a degree in Contemporary dance, I’m interested in body disciplines: besides dance, I’ve started practicing Kung-fu.
I’m interested in learning German and practicing French, so this is my main reason to come to Workaway, to learn and practice with native speakers.
I'm an open-minded and very respectful guy.
You can be sure that we are going to make you feel very welcome and comfortable, as we understand that living abroad with total strangers is quite an experience.
Help around the house
Because in the city I live, most people don’t speak another language besides Spanish, it will be a nice opportunity for you to practice the language.
You will be able to watch how a regular Mexican person eats, thinks, and lives in general.
You can come with me to the dance and Kung-fu classes I attend. I also tend to go to events that have to do with yoga or meditation. These classes are not expensive and I think you can afford them easily: for dance class (once a week) I pay $19 American dollars a month approximately, and for Kung-fu class (four days a week) I pay $23 American dollars a month approximately. These scenarios would be suitable for you to practice Spanish and get to know more people.
You’d be required to help in housework, such as sweeping and mopping the floor (every day), cleaning with cloth some of the furniture (dining table and cupboard every day; credenza and some other furniture every two days), and washing the car once a week.
I’d like to practice German or French with you for at least 1 hour a day by studying a specific topic. I have some books with organized lessons to study, so you don't need to structure the lessons yourself, it's enough to discuss them together and the most important, to practice. The rest of the day we can switch between German/French and Spanish so we can both get better at fluency and listening.
If you have any questions, pleased don't hesitate to ask :-)
This host offers a language exchange
Interested in improving my skills in German and French and helping you out with Spanish.
You'd stay in your own room.
I live in the capital of a small state of Mexico called “Colima” (the name of the capital is the same as the name of the state). It’s a state located at the western side of the country and it has a coast to the Pacific Ocean, so the beach is not far from the capital. Its weather is tropical but because of the various altitudes, it has different landscapes, which is attractive to visitors.
As the work you’d be required to do is not quite time-demanding, you’ll have the opportunity to spend your spare time to know the city and surroundings. It’s easy to go to big cities in Mexico from Colima, so that won't be a problem.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 2 hours and a half a day, 5 days a week