Small English Language home school on the scenic West coast (Westport) Ireland



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  • Description


    We live on the scenic West coast of Ireland - between the towns of Newport & Westport in County Mayo. I live with 3 children (21 year old girl, 19 year old boy & 15 year old boy), 4 dogs & 5 cats in a large house in the country, surrounded by fields & 70 metres from the sea. It is a very beautiful, quiet and safe place for children to grow up in.
    I run a very small English Language school (11 students at a time). The students range in age from 9-16 years old. They stay with us in our house, I provide formal language lessons during the morning and then organise for sporting / cultural / historical activities for them during the afternoons. They stay with us for a 2 week period.
    It's a home from home for the students, many of whom are "repeats" and all of whom are recommended by friends or family as I don't advertise anywhere.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice

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    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    This would be 2 weeks' volunteer work. Mainly "domestic" - hanging out washing, washing up, generally helping to keep the house in order whilst it's full of teenage kids! Basic food preparation, hanging out with the students.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Either a room in the house (sole occupant) or in a caravan adjacent to the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is an idyllic spot for foreign visitors as it is the West of Ireland at its most beautiful - right on the sea and surrounded by fields. 15 minutes away from Westport - voted the "Best Place to live in Ireland" - full of culture, music, night life, nature, history, adventure sports, outdoor activities... Any hobbies can be fulfilled!

    The volunteer would be able to partake in a number of activities that I arrange for students and would be surrounded by English language learning activities. I'd be most happy to help any language learning endeavours he / she would like to do.

    I'm full for the summer now :)

    I would be able to collect and deliver the volunteer from Dublin airport direct to our home on the dates above.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    4/5 hours max sporadically during the day. 5 days a week

Host ref number: 935112935177