Language Exchange (needed in Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish or European) at Nibong Tebal, Malaysia.



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    * Update 14-02-2020: Due to the Corona virus, covid-19 issue, i decided to POSTPONE any invitation here until further notice. However, if you are interested, we still can discuss early and when the time is right you can come directly. Maybe we can start a simple communication of language exchange from Skype or any social app to understand each other before both of us consider to accept or say no. Is that ok???

    * Hello / Hei / Hej / こんにちは / Apa Khabar / 안녕하세요/ 妳好 / สวัสดี / привет / Hola / Bonjour …... workawayer(s), welcome to Penang (Malaysia) ^^

    * Let me introduce a little bit about myself. I’m a business graduate and working full time till today. Every morning, I will take a simple breakfast and go to work. After working hours, it’s my free time, rest, spending time with family, watch TV, play with dogs (previously), continue my part-time work at night, learn programming or any new languages, writing travel books, blogs, any indoor activities, etc. Sound boring 9 to 5 jobs? Yeah … me too … it’s really boring ^^

    * Anyway, i’m looking for someone who can teach me your NATIVE languages. I know 6 kinds of languages such as English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, 2 native languages from parents, and Cantonese. Beginners and wish to learn more about: Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Japan, English (UK local accent), Thai, Hakka, Taiwan dialect, Vietnam, Tamil, German, Russian and Ukraine languages. If counting my programming languages skills (php, java, html, c++), probably I know more than 15 kinds of languages >.< Most of the languages above I learned from the internet but not so fun compared to face to face teaching am I right?

    * Back to the question, what I’m looking for my workawayers do during the stay? First of all, a minimum and formal language teaching hours, totally 3-6 hours per day (depends my full-time work) by early discussion. After this teaching hours, you can stay in the house or go out anywhere you like, as long as you remember your main task in to teach me your native languages. Basic teaching subject include alphabet ABC to 123 numeric numbers in your native languages is a must. Follow by some daily and basic words in your native languages. Other than that I will ask you anything related to your native languages and culture, like when I saw a cup or bottle, I will ask you how to speak in your native language? If I forgot the language, I will keep asking, I hope you don’t mind about that. So in this situation, you must be a very patient teacher. I will ask you until you scared ^^

    * You don’t have to be a professional language teacher, as long as you can share your native language and I can understand them after learning. I found this method quite effective back to the time I learned from a Ukraine friend teaching me Russian language. Because you know what? Google translate is a BOOM robot sound, it pronounce totally different sounds than a native speaker ^^ Sound simple just to teach me ABC and 123? Hahaha … no no no … try to apply I will give you a surprise. I’m just kidding ^^

    * Besides, if you can cook and teach me your country local dishes it would be perfect. I have been traveling and backpacking to more than 15 countries, and it’s really nice to meet people and culture lover from all over the world.


    If you are interested, kindly:
    1. Indicate how many days you wish to stay, and the date you can arrive here (appreciate if can inform me early). Preferably stay more than 2 weeks, because learning a new language from you is not a one day work. If you are not comfortable to stay here, kindly inform me early few days, so that i have preparation to say goodbye to you and a free gift (like a handmade postcard that written by different kind of languages from me).
    2. Tell me why you wish to come here? What you expect from me to give you in return? :)
    3. How many people (only female accepted for teaching) are coming?
    4. Tell me your religion, nationality, and originally from which country. Due to the current healthy issue of corona virus 2020, I would appreciate if you can tell me where have you been for the past 6 months. If you have been to China or Thailand or Singapore or Japan or any Asian countries during this period, i'm sorry temporary we cannot accept that due to government restriction. We prefer your first station is direct to my hometown Malaysia.
    5. Scan your photo ID of Passport, insurance policy or your emergency contact details when i accept to host you. For your info, we also had hostel rent here to local guests with normal procedure, do not worry that we will misuse your passport, you can cross line for workaway use only.
    6. Sorry, i do not arrange for helper visa, no drugs allowed, no racism, no discrimination, no hater, no illegal background.
    7. Please message us the code (at bottom) so that we know you have read our profile and not just spamming message. We reserved the rights not to reply any message without the code.
    8. This is my first time to host a helper(s) at, hope it has a good beginning and good ending. Should you need any information about me, please feel free to email or add my Facebook, I will try my best to answer your question.

    Our home information:
    1. We stayed at Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia. A small town 30 minutes from Penang International Airport. ETS or KTM train station just 5 minutes to our house. No beach at here, but i can drive you to nearest beach if i'm not busy. You may google it first before apply as a helper.
    2. Our hometown has a lot of local Chinese food, Malay food and Indian food.
    3. Around 5 minutes to clinic, phone shop, banks, bus station, taxi, coffee shop or we call it kopitiam, etc,
    4. Make yourself feel like at home as we are living in a small town with quite a low-paced environment. Unfortunately, we don’t have night club here. Everyone normally go to work and rest at home every day the same routine. As a Chinese, we prefer to work hard on weekdays and play hard on weekends or holiday times.
    5. We are a big family staying together. But most of them work outstation and only back home once a year. So, my parents and old folks may need some humor jokes and companion.
    6. We are running a family business over 50 years start from my grandfather generation. My working hours from 9 am to 5 pm, you can follow me to learn some working experience but I might not be able to accompany you when I’m busy (subject to change).
    7. Although we are not vegetarian, we don’t mind you are a vegetarian and teach me the benefit to eat healthy.
    8. You can get a bicycle to hang out and explore yourself our small town.


    * Come to join us if you would like to experience the culture and food of Malaysia. Penang has been declared as a UNESCO world heritage sites since 2008. Top 2 must visit tourist destination in 2017 reported by CNN. I can pick you up at Penang international airport during weekends Saturday or Sunday, or you can take a ferry to mainland by enjoy the sea view. Good luck on your journey and see you soon. When apply, tell me this Code: Victoria (to prove that you have read my boring description ^^)

    * Please take note that any request with no profile picture will not be reply. Lastly, we might have different culture, opinion and behavior. So, we also look for a person that able to tolerate in a good manner just like we do. But you can tell me if you feel that something is not right about my Chinese culture compare to European culture or etc. I will be much appreciating if you can help me to improve.

    * I’m looking for a long-term friendly relationship rather than a pass by traveler. We don’t have minimum or maximum stay at this moment, as long as it fit with your schedule and mine.


    Contact me for more details. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask me without hesitation! We will discuss everything in detail before that. Thank you very much and looking forward to meet you :) 

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Compagnie pour pers. âgée
    Entretien général
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    In return, helpers would be rewarded with:
    1. Free independent room with comfortable mattress and bathroom. Anything like a normal house equipment you can use by introduction on first day.
    2. Free unlimited WiFi (sharing basic).
    3. Simple breakfast like bread and Jam, biscuits, coffee, free drink mineral water. Normally in Chinese family, we eat local rice, noodle, curry, chicken, fish, pork, vegetable, soup (alternatively you can prepare your own local food). If you like what we eat, you can buy the material at market and let us make it for next meal.
    4. If i'm not busy, weekends car pools with us to Penang city craving for different races’ food and drinks, watch movie, outdoor activities, sports, relax at beach, sing karaoke, etc,
    5. If you like to learn some simple Chinese language or cooking Chinese meal, we can teach you.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    1. I would appreciate for a positive attitude like honesty, humble and friendly person. Culture lover and teach us your native languages. If you have culture shock, please do not feel shy to ask me, I will explain as much as I could to make you feel like home.
    2. One female helper only as I think one language teacher is enough for me. But if you feel shy, you can negotiate with me to bring one more friend to accompany you.
    3. Someone quiet as I’m a quiet person as well. Sometimes, i can be very talkative and humor if you know me well. I spend a lot of time to improve myself like reading, writing, singing, culture exchange, etc. I don’t go to night bar or drinks alcohol or smoking, but a social wine or champagne is my favorite.
    4. Sorry, no smoking, no alcohol drunk (except little wine or champagne) and no bad words attack. Open-minded and no discriminate or racism.
    5. Cooking knowledge with my mom (perhaps share with us your country local food and beverage).
    6. Some simple and flexible time of gardening and house work like painting, cleaning, etc (i won't let girl do heavy work). Maybe can help in my office for some simple computer key in work or help in my hostel. Anything you can think to help is welcome for discussion.
    7. Preferably Sweden, Norwegian, Finland, or European countries that speak different languages I don’t know or never hear before. Self-discipline, independent, possessed a big heart to accept and forgive, able to handle culture shock, caring, and good behavior.
    8. A bonus point if you can share your facebook, instagram, snapchat or linkedin or any blog related to you.
    9. You get first priority selection if you are a languages lover ^^

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Indonesian: Courant
    Malay: Courant
    Chinois (mandarin): Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement


    You can stay in our house or hostel depends on availability. It's a private room.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Our nearest visit area could be 99 doors building that built by Britain in 1917 and kept well during world war II, watching firefly at kerian liver, catching octopus, etc. There are two morning markets open on every day selling fresh vegetables, meat, clothing, necessities, etc. Nearest bank, clinic, phone shop, restaurant, almost everything in a small town.

    If i'm not busy, i can drive you 30 minutes to Penang city on weekends which is more fun, more yummy food, more heritage building, beautiful beach, and more excitement from day to night indoor or outdoor activities. For nearest hot spot of Malaysia tourism, i can recommend you to Genting highland 3 hours driving (casino & theme park), Pulau Langkawi 1 hours driving and 1 hour boat (feed eagle), cameron highland 1 hours plus driving (eating fresh fruit), etc.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    25hours a week max

N° de référence hôte : 786415221348