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Learn English with Graeme, host family in London

United Kingdom
London
English
From 970 € / week
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At our place in London - Graeme

I have found homestay teaching to be a very rewarding experience and through it have made many new friends around the world. While being a lot of fun, it is also an incredibly effective way to learn or improve your English. If you stay with me, you will receive highly qualified teaching with a structured course tailored specifically to your needs and level. You will get feedback on progress throughout and at the end of the course with tips on areas to develop.

I have been teaching English for about 7 years now, after a 35-year career in the Oil & Gas industry. My preference is for students of 16+ and I am very happy to take mature students. I am qualified to teach business English, exam preparation (e.g. IELTS), General English, and some specialized subjects.

Of course, staying with me is also a great opportunity to see London with the benefit of advice and guidance on places to go.

My interests include travel, languages (of course!). I speak fluent Brazilian Portuguese and a little Spanish. I can also do a little bit of French and German. I am keen on exercise (gym, walking, cycling), history, the guitar, politics, reading, investments…and many other things.

  • Houseold:
  • graeme (Father )
Max number of hosts at the same time:
3 people
  • Accept:
  • 10-18 years old (girl - boy)
  • 18-25 years old (girl - boy)
  • Adult (woman - man)
  • Senior (woman - man)
  • Couple
  • Groups and families

- My homestay package requires a minimum of 10 hours per week of English teaching. This can be booked under home tuition (General English), IELTS preparation, or Business English. The maximum course length is 20 hours per week.
- Included in the package is guidance and advice on places of interest in London.
- Unaccompanied students must be 16+ years old and sufficiently independent to go out on their own. While I have safeguarding qualifications and am happy to help and spend time with students, I do not provide full-time supervision.
- Students stay in our double room (4mx4m) suitable for singles, sharers, couples, or couple + 1-2 children by special arrangement (we have a second small room suitable for kids). The room has an en suite bathroom and its own door to the outside, giving extra privacy and independence. Students will be given a key and be free to come and go as they please. In the case of young students (under 18), I will ensure they are aware of how to get around, emergency contacts, and keep in contact via WhatsApp, but do not provide full-time supervision.
- For sharers, there is a 50% discount for additional people. Lessons can also be shared, i.e. 2:1 or 3:1, with a similar 50% discount for each additional person. If you are interested in the 2 or 3 person options, please inquire through the message box.
- High-speed internet, mini fridge, shared use of the kitchen are all included.
- In a typical stay, we share meal times together providing an opportunity to practice English. I am also on hand to provide directions and advice. There is generally plenty of opportunity to practice outside of English.
(Note from Linguifamily: please contact us for reservations of 2 or more people at Graeme's: special rate)

I only accept one booking at a time.

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A typical day with us

I live in a lovely four-bedroom Victorian house in West London (Zone 2). My daughter (27) stays with me sometimes. Students can enjoy high-quality accommodation - a spacious room with a double bed, ensuite bathroom, and its own entrance that opens onto the street, providing independence and privacy.

The local area is a typical residential area in West London, bordering Shepherd's Bush, Hammersmith, and Chiswick. It offers plenty of shopping options at Westfield (the largest shopping mall in Europe) and local bars, restaurants, and coffee shops on Chiswick High Street.

You can reach the West End of London (e.g. Buckingham Palace) in 20-40 minutes by bus or tube, where you can find all the attractions of London. We are always available to offer advice and discuss places to visit.

The nearest airport is London Heathrow, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Gatwick, Stansted, and Luton airports are also feasible options. The nearest Underground station is Stamford Brook, which takes about 15 minutes to reach on foot. Additionally, the number 94 bus goes directly into central London.

My package includes breakfast only, but the kitchen is available for the students to use, and we can arrange to share other meals if desired. I am more than happy to have meals together and go for walks with my students. However, please note that I am not a very skilled chef.

  • Single room
  • Nearest public transport stop:
    150m

Paid options organized by the family

If there are any special requirements please discuss. I can usually be very flexible and provide accompanied visits to local attractions for a modest additional price.
I do not have a car, so airport pick up is not feasible. Pick up from Eurostar is possible to return by underground.

  • Language lessons
  • Lessons at home

Comments of previous guests

Gerard

Séjour chez Graeme

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  • 5/5
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  • Gerard
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  • on Nov 12, 2022

Graeme est un excellent pédagogue, patient, disponible et à l’écoute de son étudiant.

Xavier

Un bon bain linguistique !

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  • 5/5
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  • Xavier
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  • on Nov 11, 2022

J'ai beaucoup apprécié mon séjour chez Graeme et Rosangela ! Graeme a bien répondu à ma demande de cibler les cours d'anglais sur l'amélioration de ma prononciation. Il a développé chaque jour un axe de travail différent et je suis reparti avec des ressources pour continuer à travailler seul. Avant mon séjour, nous nous étions écrits pour définir mes besoins en terme de contenus des cours et de volume horaire. La maison de Graeme et Rosangela était parfaite pour le séjour d'un adulte : j'ai été logé dans une chambre spacieuse et indépendante. Cela me permettait de prendre le petit-déjeuner avec Graeme et Rosangela, suivre mon cours avec Graeme pendant la matinée puis organiser le reste de la journée à ma convenance. Le rendez-vous du soir pour le diner était à 19h, ce qui me laissait du temps pour mes visites dans le centre de Londres. Graeme et Rosangela ont également été très arrangeants pour que mon séjour se passe au mieux. Je recommande un séjour chez eux ! Thank you Graeme and Rosangela for making my stay so enjoyable!

Delphine

Thank you Graeme and Rosangela

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  • 5/5
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  • Delphine
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  • on Aug 14, 2022

Merci de votre accueil, nous avons passé 15 jours agréables, notre famille vous en est reconnaissante, A très bientôt pour se revoir encore!!!

Severine

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  • 5/5
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  • Severine
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  • on Aug 1, 2021

Paul revient d un séjour de 3 semaines de chez Graeme et Rosengela. Le contact est tout de suite bien passé lors de nos échanges préalables. L accueil a été parfait, ils ont été à l écoute de ses envies, de ses besoins. Les cours sont très bien organisés et très bénéfiques, les visites géniales. Ce sont des personnes à qui on confie nos enfants en toute sérénité! Un grand merci !!!

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