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Meet your host family: Patrick in Spain

Welcome to Patrick

Patrick and Maria have been living in this beautiful part of Spain for the past four years. Patrick is Irish and has worked with RTE 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 a Spanish college in Malaga. He also specializes 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 with your own room and bathroom, large gardens, and a private swimming pool. You will live in a totally English-speaking environment with an English teacher to help you and give you lessons. Patrick also specializes in IELTS and other English exam preparation. 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.

  • Houseold:
  • Patrick (Father )
  • Maria (Mother )
Max number of hosts at the same time:
2 people
  • Accept:
  • 10-18 years old (girl - boy)
  • 18-25 years old (girl - boy)
  • Adults (woman - man)
  • Seniors (woman - man)

This is an opportunity to quickly increase your English language ability and we only take one guest at a time to ensure our full attention while you are with us.

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.

Proposed activities:

Your English immersion experience :
A typical day with us

For young people aged 12-18, you will be treated as part of our family and your day will start with breakfast, followed by some time spent with Patrick, an experienced and qualified English teacher. You can decide how much time you want to dedicate to formal lessons. After that, you can engage in activities such as swimming, cycling, visiting different places of interest, hanging out, doing nothing, water sports, shopping, or watching English TV and videos. You will have access to 83 American and British TV channels to expose yourself to different English accents. Internet access is available to you at all times. Lunch will be provided at the house or as a packed lunch. You can also choose to have additional English lessons in the afternoon, if you wish. Dinner will be provided and the food is always delicious! You will have free time, subject to permission from your parents.

For adults:
We offer the opportunity to engage in serious English lessons in either the morning or afternoon, with qualified English teacher Patrick. The content of these lessons will be tailored to your specific requirements, which will be discussed in advance. Patrick can also work on specific projects, such as business presentations, interviews, or lectures, as he also has a background in communication studies. Catering for adults will be on a Half Board basis, excluding lunch.

  • Single room
  • Nearest public transport stop:
    2 minutes walk

Paid options organized by the family

  • Language lessons
  • Lessons at home
  • Paid activities
  • coastal ferry trip
  • sailing class
  • wind surfing class
  • Theatre or cinema
  • Airport or station pick-up
  • Malaga Airport
  • Malaga trainstation

Comments of previous guests


Excellent feedback

  • 5/5
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  • Amy
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  • on Sep 24, 2021

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


One of our very best host families

  • 5/5
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  • Tak
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  • on Sep 24, 2021

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

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