An English family of 5 living in the Lecrin valley Andalucia, Spain. Amber and John have been hosting and teaching English to children and young people for 8 years. They are both TEFL certified and have a lot of experience creating engaging and fun immersive programs to improve the English speaking ability of children and young adults.
Amber has worked with children of all ages for 13 years. First as an early years practitioner, then as an independent childminder and now as an ESL teacher in a local spanish school and online for an independent school in Paris.
John has a masters degree in translation ( Spanish to English) and so is quite the linguist himself!
Amber and John have four children, 3 who live with them. Indi 17 - an aspiring pastry chef! Georgie 16 - a keen photographer, guitar player and general creative one! Jasper nearly 10 - a super friendly boy who loves to be out and about especially if it involves water! Their oldest son Oscar 22- Lives in England as has just graduated from a university degree in film, he is a very talented young film-maker!
Amber and John live in a beautiful villa in the town of Talara in the Lecrin Valley, Spain. Talara is located in the beautiful Lecrin valley with views of the the Sierra Nevada mountain range and an abundance of orange and lemon trees. It is a nature lovers paradise full of amazing hikes and walks and freshwater rivers and pools to swim in. It is a small town but it has everything you need, beautiful walks, a great park, a huge reservoir where you can practice waterworks and is just a short drive away from Lanjarón which in the summer it is a thriving town with many things to keep the younger generation entertained! Talara is just a 5 minute drive to the beautiful reservoir where you can picnic, BBQ and do waterworks such as paddle boarding and kayaking and a 30 minute drive to the city of Granada with the incredible La Alhambra palace and of course all the major attractions of any big city. After a break in 2019 to move to Spain and then a further 2 years break due to the global pandemic, Amber, John and the kids had a wonderful summer hosting students in 2022 and are super excited to host students again in 2023 and help them on their English language learning journey!
We can host up to 6 students at a time so no chance of students getting bored! We have 2 bedrooms that sleep 3 in 1 set of bunk beds and a single bed in addition to our own bedroom. There is 1 large bathroom for students to use. We can do the transfers from and to Malaga airport.
We ask all students to speak only in English with us and the other students when we are together during lessons or activities.
A good breakfast to start the day -9 - 10am
English lessons - 10am - 1pm
Lunch outside together with the family and other students 1 - 2 pm
Afternoon activities 2pm - 7pm - Pool/sports/ trips out to the resevoir/ city/ or places of local interest.
Dinner followed by evening activities 8pm - 10pm - English games and quizzes/ boardgames and cards/arts and crafts/ BBQ/music and or cinema events in the town.
All activities are with the host family and the other students to ensure the maximum time of English speaking during the day.
We also cater for vegetarian / vegan / and gluten free diets.
Mon fils a beaucoup aimé son séjour, les enfants ont toujours été super actifs et bien pris en charge d'une manière générale. La communication avant / pendant et après le séjour super (oubli d'affaires !) 1 bémol pour mon cas : 5 frenchys sur 6 durant le séjour. J'avais (mal) compris que les enfants étaient en total immersion et pourraient donc vraiment progresser. Idem pour la journée de départ, prévoir un vol en début de journée si possible, car 3 départs ce jour là et dernière journée entièrement passée à l'aéroport sachant que le vol est encore parti avec 2h30 de retard, c'était un peu long.
... ce séjour !
Ma fille a adoré son sejour chez Amber, famille tres acueillante, nombreuses activités, maison et lieu magnifiques. Elle a beaucoup aimé les cours aussi. Nous recommandons!
Una familia encantada y un trato estupendo! Las chicas lo pasaron genial, hicieron planes muy divertidos y aprendieron mucho con sus clases. Muchas gracias por todo!
From 470 € / week