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Homestay teachers in North West

Homestay teachers in North West

My name is Marie Probert and I have been an English language home tutor for almost 20 years. I am now semi retired. I have taught English in schools, at home on a private basis and as voluntary work in the Far East. I am now concentrating on liaising between students and teachers to ensure that teacher and students are suitably matched. Please find below a selection of our homestay teachers in North West.

Selecting the best English homestay tutors

I have a good understanding of what students are looking for, having had experience across many cultures. I have personally interviewed and verified every English language teacher listed on my website. I have visited and inspected all the accommodation offered. All teachers on my site are highly qualified and experienced in one-to-one home tuition and in homestay hosting. To work with Homestay English teaching, all teachers must meet a strict criteria. The same applies for the accommodation.

English tuition homestay teaching methods

Our teaching style is friendly and informal. We aim to provide a relaxed learning environment with complete flexibility in the materials and methods we use, and the way in which we teach. The lessons are both stimulating and imaginative, which will keep you engaged and interested in the learning process. Your learning experience with us,will focus on your individual aims and objectives and your language skills will improve. As well as improving your English skills, our aim is to give you a wonderful experience of British culture,in a family homestay with an English teacher

A unique English Homestay experience

Our aim is to ensure that all students who come through this organisation, get the maximum benefit from their homestay experience on a more, personal level. Any problems should be reported immediately and will be dealt with promptly. I am personally available 24/7 and can be contacted on the telephone number in the student’s handbook.

Janet Clay: Homestay teacher in Manchester

Location : Bury -suburb
Accommodation offered : Double / Single bedroom
Private bathroom
Family at home: Lives alone
Pets: None
Interests: Sewing, Reading ,Travel, Socialising with international people ,walking ,cinema ,theatre
General English

About me

My name is Janet and I live in Manchester with my son who is home from studying at present. I have a 5 bedroomed house with a conservatory, 2 bathrooms and a pond with several frogs.
My hobbies include cooking/baking along with reading, travel, and sewing.
I love to host international people and students and I am easy going by nature.I look forward to meeting new friends and if you wish showing you some of the sights that Manchester and the surrounding area has to offer

Homestay teachers in North West

Julie Goodband : Homestay teacher in Sheffield

Location : Sheffield town
Accommodation offered : Double / Single bedroom
Shared bathroom
Family at home: Lives alone
Pets: None
Interests: keeping fit, cycling,walking,dancing,fit,cycling,walking,dancing,music,art,interior design,cookery,gardening
General English, Exam prep.Business English

About me

Hi my name is Julia Goodband and I am looking forward to welcoming guests into my cosy home situated on the edge of the beautiful Peak District, South Yorkshire. I am 59, and a retired teacher. I have two grown up children. My son lives nearby with his family and my daughter now works in north London. This means I can offer short stay visits to see the sights in London as I have access to free overnight accommodation down there!

I consider myself so lucky to live where I do in Sheffield. In one direction from my home we have breath-taking scenery and open countryside, whilst in the other direction, the culturally rich city of Sheffield offers excellent opportunities for sports, leisure, shopping and visitor attractions.

There are many historic places to visit locally, as well as old-fashioned and typically English villages nestling nearby in the Derbyshire Peak District. The famous ancient city of York is also within easy reach.

I have a B.Ed Hons degree in English and Educational Psychology, from Sheffield University and have taught continuously for 35 years, in Primary Education. I completed a CELTA course at Sheffield University last year and have since then worked as a volunteer ESL teacher in the city. I have also previously provided homestay accommodation for young foreign students visiting Sheffield Hallam University for Summer School English tuition.

I enjoy keeping fit, cycling and walking. I love music and the arts and enjoy visiting exhibitions, going to theatre and concerts. I play the piano, and guitar, (not to a high standard!) and enjoy singing. I also enjoy gardening. I love interior design, and cooking. I am happy to share all these things with my guest should the need arise. I also really enjoy being with and caring for my young granddaughter who is 16 months old at the moment. I love animals and until recently owned a dog.

As Sheffield was host city to the World Student Games some years ago, we have facilities for a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports. All of these facilities are within easy reach of my home. Sheffield is known as ‘The Green City’ because it has so many parks and gardens. We have a large park down the road with landscaped gardens, a stream, bowling, pitch- and -put golf, tennis courts and a fantastic café. It also has free facilities for skateboarding and basketball. Horse riding is available locally.

My home is a 3 bedroomed semi-detached property in the suburbs of Sheffield. It is a family home, which is well cared for and cosy. Within easy walking distance are bus routes which take you straight to the town centre or out into the countryside of Derbyshire. The student bedroom is spacious, newly refurbished and equipped with good study facilities. The bathroom is recently re-furbished and would be shared with the hostess.

Chris Fozzard : Homestay teacher in Chester

Location : Chester town
Accommodation offered : 2 Double / bedroom
Shared bathroom
Family at home: Lives alone
Pets: None
Interests: Guided walks,historical projects,chess,cycling,squash, gym
General English, Exam prep.Business English

About me

‘Hello. I’m Chris. I’m a friendly, sociable person offering a warm welcome and first-class hospitality. I have a degree in English as well as a Cambridge CELTA teaching qualification and have successfully completed Oxford TEFL courses in Teaching Business English and Teaching Pronunciation. My particular specialism is in Business English. Before entering the profession, I had a long career working at senior levels in a variety of roles in major UK-based financial institutions. I have developed and delivered tailored Business English courses to groups and individuals, including working with students on very specific professional needs and challenges. This approach is available to all my homestay students, as is more standardised Business English tuition. I’m equally happy and experienced in teaching General English at all levels of ability.

I live in the lovely city of Chester in the north west of England and have two grown up children now in other parts of the country. Chester is picturesque and steeped in history. There is easy access to great cities such as Liverpool and Manchester as well as the beautiful countryside of north Wales. My property is a good-sized apartment in an impressive 17th century listed building. I have two spare double bedrooms for student use. It is quiet and an excellent base from which to explore the area. Chester city centre and Chester Zoo – the largest zoo in the UK – are both within walking distance. I can provide any reasonable transportation required by car, including airport transfers and station pick-ups. I have experience of running student excursions throughout the north of England and north Wales and would be happy to structure a personalised social programme from a very attractive range of options.

In my spare time, I’m a local historian and run guided walks in my area. I also enjoy sport, reading, board games, quizzes and visits to museums, galleries and stately homes. These interests provide further opportunities for amusement and to develop social English and an awareness of British life and culture on the part of visiting students. I have a love of the English language and I’m passionate about teaching it, particularly in the enjoyable and authentic way that homestay affords.’

homestay tuition in Liverpool

Paula Coppell : Homestay teacher in Liverpool

Location : Little Crosby – town
Accommodation offered : Single bedroom
  Private bathroom
Family at home: Husband and daughter 26years
Pets: Dog & Cat
Interests : Outdoors, arts, history, cooking,
General English

About me

I am a confident, relaxed happy person who loves meeting new people and introducing them to my home village, city and region. My hobbies include cooking and gardening. I love the visual and performing arts and enjoy visiting the many museums, galleries and theatres available in Liverpool and the surrounding areas. I have a beautiful historic home which is comfortable and fascinating in equal measure. I have pets small friendly dogs,cats,rabbits and chickens so animal lovers would be very welcome. My house has a large garden and a sheltered courtyard which I often use for entertaining and BBQ’s if the weather permits. As well as teaching I am a qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide and have interest in social history, music and architecture. I live close to public transport and have countryside, woods and the beach easily accessible while the attractions of the city are only sort drive or train ride away. There are local shops, pubs and restraints within walking distance and I have bicycles should guests want to explore further. I am also happy to negotiate a personalised range of trips and excursions further afield for example to Chester, Wales or English Lake District if this was of interest to students

Manchester and Liverpool airports are both easily accessible from Crosby.

homestay tuition in Sheffield

Anita Marshman : Homestay teacher in Sheffield

Location : Suburb of Sheffield – town
Accommodation offered : Single bedroom
  Private bathroom
Family at home: Husband and daughter 26years
Pets:  Cat
Interests : Asian culture, walking, painting, drawing, cooking , classical music.
General English, Business English, Exam prep. C&C

About me

When I made the decision to take the CELTA I had been hosting foreign language students for about ten years so it seemed to be an obvious step to take. Working in a classroom was very exhilarating as I strove to ensure the students’ experience be a positive one whilst feeling the responsibility to make their English- learning with me, as enjoyable as possible. 

Upon moving into private teaching for the next six years I was able to have the flexibility of tailoring the lessons according to the needs of the individual students. Some were wishing to improve their speaking within their workplace whilst others needed to improve their IELTS score; indeed the work was very varied and hugely rewarding and seeing students improve/gain confidence was very satisfying. 

My own Japanese language learning in my 40’s, for almost four years, made me appreciate the complexities of emotions involved when learning, for example, making mistakes and sometimes not understanding; it was a humbling experience. 

Over the years I have studied courses in Asian Art, 19C Drama and Fiction and 20C Poetry and Fiction. I enjoy travelling and go to China most years as my husband is working on a project over there. One of our three daughters lives in Bangkok and I’m excited to be visiting her also later this month. My passion I would say is cooking; many different types of food from all over the world. I love walking into Sheffield city centre from our house about 50 minutes or it’s a ten-minute drive, in addition, we have a regular bus service just two minutes from home. We are lucky to live on the edge of the Peak District renown for its beauty.

Our nearest large airport is Manchester where a direct connecting train takes just 1 hour and 15 minutes to Sheffield. 

Jean Lacey : Homestay teacher in Nottingham

Location : Mansfield
Accommodation offered : Double bedroom/Twin bedroom
  Shared bathroom
Family at home: Lives alone
Pets:  Cat
Interests : Languages, Art, painting, drawing, reading, rock n roll music, travelling, gardening, theatre
General English , PGCE

About me

I have been teaching since 1996 and I am now semi-retired and do a little teaching from home. I have an English degree and a teaching qualification. I love my language and studied it in depth at Nottingham University. I have taught ESOL in college and also been involved in International exchange programmes where teaching English and activities / excursions /trips were part of the package.  I have hosted 15 to17 year old students during the last 5 years. They visit England and go to school here while staying at my home. I have enjoyed sharing cultural experiences with students from Finland,  Norway, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Spain, China, Thailand, Belgium and thoroughly enjoy spoiling my visitors and helping them with anything they need to have a wonderful stay in England.
I live in a beautiful area of green countryside, on the border of Nottinghamshire ( forests, Robin Hood country) and Derbyshire (beautiful scenery and rolling hills). There are plenty of activities and places of interest for you to visit in and around my home town. The nearest airport is East Midlands Airport and there are very good bus and train links to Nottingham and Derby from my home. I look forward to getting to know you and organising trips that will interest you personally. For myself, I enjoy cooking, gardening, painting and drawing,  crafts, travelling, sightseeing, gardening. I look forward to meeting you and sharing inter-cultural experiences with you. Bye for now. See you soon!

Our students' experiences

GABRIELA T (CZECH)

GENERAL ENGLISH ADULT
JOHN HUTCHINSON
FEBRUARY
CALLENDER SCOTLAND

It has been a nice week.

MARIO SMOLCIC ( ITALY)

GENERAL ENGLISH ADULT
ANDREA GERRITY
APRIL 2018
OBAN SCOTLAND

I really enjoyed Andrea's and her husband's hospitality during my stay. She taught me all the grammar rules and most importantly did many speaking exercises with me. It proved extremely valuable and my conversational skills improved quite substantially. I'm now much more confident when speaking to English speakers.

TEUNI VAN DEN HEUVEL - HOLLAND

GENERAL ENGLISH
GEORGE BRISBANE
JULY 2017
GLASGOW

Lovely hosts cute little dog . George quickly adapted to what we requested and needed to improve our English. He offered also nice ideas I can use in my classic teaching . We really enjoyed our stay, the conversations and the wonderful food . Nielsten is rural and beautiful but go just 30 minutes by train, and you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the big city and get the best of both worlds. We wouldn't mind to return someday !

About Homestay

St Helens Park Road,
Hastings,
East Sussex.
Tel: +44 (0) 7521 921 090 or +44 (0) 1424 275895
E:mail info@homestayenglish.uk.com

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