Hi im Arlene. I am 38 years old and from Scotland but now live in Paris. I have been here for quite some time (yikes its been 5 years :0 ) and im embarrassed to say that i do not speak french yet. My job required me to speak only in english and i worked a lot, therefore i had no time or, to be honest, any motivation to study. I have changed job and desperately want to learn french and fast!
About the accommodation- I have a tiny studio approx 16m2, in the 15th Paris. I only spend some of my time there as i live mostly with my boyfriend. It is close to everything that you would want to visit, and plenty of options to get around the city whether its by metro, bike, bus, motorbike etc oh and there are electric scooters ;)
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Having worked so much over the last few years id love to take the time to explore this city with you and exchange our stories of travelling etc (in french of course)
MUST speak FLUENT french, i dont need someone to practice with (my boyfriend is french!!) i need taught and corrected with patience and understanding !!!
For your stay in the appartment i would like approx 10-15hrs per week of French language lessons as well as some help with shopping and cleaning and general odds and ends done. Flexible with the help maybe 2hrs in the mornings for french practice and a couple of hours once or twice per week for shopping or housekeeping etc. Maximum hours 20pw.
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I am respectful of others and i would expect the same from my guest. They must take care of the appartment and respect the house rules. I am generally a very positive person and try to help others when possible. I like to keep things organised, clean and tidy but i am able to have a lazy day now and again too ! :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
10/15hrs per week