From: Argentina & Ecuador
25/12/2018 - 27/01/2019
Flor is a professional musician, and a very talented one indeed. She plays in multiple orchestras, and she also works as a teacher. She teaches viola and violin privately, and teaches Music at a couple of primary schools too. She is amazing with kids: my nephews and nieces love her!
She is a wonderful football player, and she loves animals, flowers, the sea, yoga, qigong, and meditation.
Although we have different accents, Spanish is our native language. She’s from Ecuador, and I am from Argentina.
Her level of English is quite high (at least upper-intermediate): her listening-comprehension and speaking skills are outstanding. Her accent is probably more American than mine because she used to visit relatives in New York.
She also speaks German because she did a degree in business administration, at a business school where German was used throughout their programs.
I am an English teacher, but I don’t work at public schools. Although I’ve taught as a teaching assistant at university level, and I’ve prepared children for international exams, I work for a private institute: most of my students are from international companies. Since I studied Spanish/English translation, I also have vast experience in teaching Spanish. In fact, a few years ago I used to teach more Spanish than English at another institute, which specialized in Spanish classes for foreigners. I’d love to teach more Spanish, but teaching English in-company is much better business in South America.
When I speak in English my accent is a little difficult to identify: I went to a boarding school in South Africa (exchange program); I studied translation at a university in Argentina, where Phonetics and Phonology were mostly British; and most of the cultural products I consume are American.
I studied French at secondary school, and completed the level 6 of the Alliance Française.
I did a university exchange program in Germany, where apart from subjects in German, I took Composition (academic writing in English), and English Linguistics.
As regards Chinese, 2 years ago I took my first Mandarin course.This year I sat for the HSK3 exam, and now I read texts, and listen to the radio every day. I am currently teaching Flor some basics, but I must admit that my listening-comprehension and speaking skills are very poor… and that’s exactly what I need to work on.
I think this coming trip to China will change our lives forever. We’re so excited about it, that we just can’t wait to be there!!!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Languages (teaching and translating), sports, martial arts, music, cooking, gardening.
Spanish (Native Language); English (Advanced); German (C1); French (L6 - AF); Chinese (HSK3).
36 & 33
Special dietary requirements
No, we don't.