From: United Kingdom
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01/01/2020 - 02/08/2022
My name is Immy and I am 20 years old. I am currently a student at Newcastle University in the UK, and I am studying English Literature and French!
I would love to join and work with French speaking people / in a French speaking family this summer during the months of July and August, to experience living and working abroad, and to also enhance my French language skills.
I have done lots of babysitting before, and also have good experience working with children. This is due to working as a ski instructor during the winter season last year, in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier. I taught children from the age of 2 up to the age of 15!
I love the outdoors, and live in the British countryside when not at uni, and although I love cities and city life- the countryside is my home & I love being around nature and animals. When i was younger, I went on holiday every year with my family to the South of France (within the Dordogne region & Beziers in the Occatine region). I love these areas of countryside but would also love to explore more of Provence too, as i have visited cities such as Nice and Cannes, but i am yet to visit the beautiful countryside of the area.
I also love the French way of life and I really enjoying learning about the different social customs, and how they vary from region to region!
As i previously mentioned, i spent 5 months working as a ski instructor in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier. I loved this because i really enjoyed teaching kids and obviously this was all while i was doing a sport and activity i love- skiing! These 5 months taught me invaluable skills in communication and professionalism, as i was working alongside people a lot older than me and had to deal with professional and sometimes complicated situations with clients. Also, i will get stuck into any tasks that come my way, be it around the house or perhaps to do with looking after children- although i do have to admit, cooking to a high standard isn’t my strong suit, but i am ready to learn and will learn before i arrive if need be!!
As i said before, i study French at university, however my spoken French is a little rusty and i am not so confident when i try and speak French to others, which i why i want to work and live in France this summer. However i am a hard worker so with practice everyday (i will try and speak French to you as much as possible) i’m sure my speaking will have improved a lot- so this could be helpful for you!
I also love working in the garden and around the house, and i am currently redecorating and doing some building at my own house (where i live with my family) in the UK! I am passionate and hardworking when it comes to projects like this, and i love getting stuck in.
Special dietary requirements
I’ll eat anything!