I'm Chiara, I used to be a Globetrotter before settling down in Syracuse with my love Fabrizio, our three dogs and our little fury cat Muscat.
I am a teacher, a wine enthusiast and I am proudly and wildly in love with my homeland.
I have a cultural organization and I run many activities at the same time.
In Autumn and Winter I usually work as a Teacher of English and French as second Languages but I am actually revising my German and trying to learn Russian by myself, so this year I'm open to host native speakers of all these languages!
Having many students means exchanging a lot with many different people.
During your stay you'll be totally immersed in the sicilian culture, language, food, landscape and anything else this place has to offer.
Besides the courses, you will enjoy the magic of the ancient Ortigia, the peace of this area, the pets, the sea and [if you wish] you can also learn something about wine.
October 20th - November 20th: 1 native English speaker needed, preferably with some teaching experience.
I need language teaching and practice for my students, 5 hours a day, everyday from Monday to Friday.
December: totally open to French/Spanish/German/Russian speakers for language practice for me [and maybe someone else] and some general help at home.
January and February : again English natives with teaching skills, open to other applications in February.
I'm offering full board and lodging and you will be completely free during the weekend.
I can even help you learning Italian as I'm a certified teacher.
English French Italian Spanish German
You will have your own room in the school area of the house and a private toilet.
The area is lovely and absolutely not dangerous, we are 5 km from the center and we can give you a bike and a lift when you need them :) there is also a bus stop just in front our gate.
All around, easy to reach by bike, there are some cafés, groceries, a pharmacy, and the best beaches and landscapes Syracuse has to offer :)
We are very well-located: between the town and the seaside, a 30 minutes walk from the city center and 20 minutes from the nearest enchanting beach [with a view on the Volcano]. But you'll have your own bike.
During days-off moving around will be easy as all the cities on the East Coast are easily reachable by bus: Noto (30 km), Catania (60km), Ragusa (80km) Taormina aso.
Life in Sicily is generally and very affordable.
You can have a good Arancino, a bottle of water and an italian coffee for less than 5€, almost everywhere.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours a day from monday to friday included