Patrick and Maria have been living in this beautiful part of Spain for the past three years. Patrick is Irish and has worked with R.T.E. Irish television and has directed numerous stage shows. He is a native english speaker and has worked in schools in Ireland teaching drama and English. He now teaches English in Spanish schools .He also specialises in Business English for company executives.Very experienced and interesting while being a fun teacher for younger students.Maria is Scottish and she and Patrick have two grown up sons- one a tv director in London and the other a police officer in Scotland.
Before moving to Spain ,we have been hosting English language students from different countries in our home in Ireland for the past ten years and we have vast experience in looking after students living away from their home..You are now welcome to our home in Spain where you will live in a totally English speaking environment with an English teacher to help you and give you lessons.Plus there is a 7 kilometer long ,safe beach two minutes from our house and also two minutes to the train station that connects you to the airport(15 mins.) and Malaga City(40 mins.) with its great shopping and entertainment.You will have access to 83 American and British TV channels-for purposes of listening to different English accents.
Only English will be spoken in the house during your full stay.We will also give you plenty of opportunity to use your English language skills in conversation during visits and activities.
YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS:
For young people up to 18 years old -you will be treated as part of our family and your day will begin with breakfast and then some time on English with Patrick who is an experienced and qualified English teacher.(You can decide how much time you want to spend on formal lessons). After that you can go swimming,cycling,visiting different places of interest,hanging-out and doing nothing,water sports,shopping or watching English TV and videos.
You will have access to 83 American and British TV channels-for purposes of listening to different English accents. Internet is available to you at all times.
Then lunch at the house or a packed lunch,maybe some more English lessons in the afternoon(your decision) and then dinner.
If you are under 16, you will always be accompanied by either Patrick or Maria and if you are 16-18 you will have free time depending on permission from your parents.
We provide an opportunity to do some serious English lessons in the morning or afternoon with qualified English teacher Patrick.The content of these lessons will be discussed in advance so that they are targeted to your specific requirements.Patrick can also work on specific projects- business presentations/interviews/lectures etc. as he also has a background in communication studies.Catering for adults will be on a Half Board basis(no lunch).
It is my pleasure to recommend Patrick D. I had the privilege of working with Patrick when he worked as a language assistant at the San Estanislau school in Malaga, though our academy. From the start, we received excellent feedback from the teachers, directors, and students at the school about Patrick. He is an excellent and intuitive teacher, always putting extra effort into lesson plans and activities to maximize the use of English in the classroom. He connected well with the students, finding ways to interest and motivate them in English. Patrick was also an excellent employee, making sure to communicate about any issue that came up with the school and fulfil all of his contractual obligations with no problems. All of these qualities make Patrick an ideal candidate for your program. I have no doubt that he will be a wonderful team contributor, and a valuable asset to your team. Amy N. Director of Studies, Centro Norteamericano
To whom it may concern; This is to confirm that Maria and Tony were registered as a host family for many years with Atlantic Language Galway when they lived in Ireland. They were excellent hosts, very welcoming and caring and all the students who stayed with them left very happy having found their home-away-from-home in Ireland. We were very sad to hear that they were going to move to Spain as it meant we would lose one of our very best host families on our list. I have no hesitation in recommending Maria and Tony. I am sure you will find out very quickly that a very reliable host family have come on board. If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. Tak. T. Accommodation Manager
From 540 € / week