When I first learned about the language course which the company Living Learning English offers, I immediately thought it could be a perfect opportunity for me and my 9-year-old son to improve our English. I booked the course and was looking forward to it until the day of our departure when I started to panic. The prospect of spending two weeks in an unfamiliar house made me really anxious. But it turned out that I needn’t have worried.
In spite of our arrival late in the evening, we were warmly welcomed by our teacher and her husband, who assisted us with our luggage and showed us around the house. Our rooms were cozy and functional. There was a large garden outside, and weather permitting we had lessons in the open air, which was just marvelous! The meal was nice and the teacher tried to adjust it to our taste.
As far as family itself is concerned, they are very friendly, kind and polite people. We felt at home from the moment of our arrival. Everyone was very understanding towards my son, whose behavior was not always perfect. All members of the family eagerly participated in conversation with me throughout the day and answered patiently all my questions about the usage of vocabulary and grammar in their everyday language.
The lessons perfectly met our demands and focused exactly on the areas we needed to study. The teacher tried hard to find additional materials for my lessons to supplement the course book. I’ve made a very good progress towards my goals in learning English.
We always negotiated the destination and the time of the excursions to assure they suited everybody’s needs. The teacher even took us to her son’s boarding school, which was very interesting for me to observe.
All in all, I enjoyed my time in the host family very much. Of course, living with foreign family might involve minor inconvenience, but the hospitality and friendliness of the people we stayed with fully compensated them, not to mention my huge progress in English.
I’d definitely recommend my teacher to everyone and especially to young learners, whose needs she understands exceptionally well. I’d like to thank her and all her family for our pleasant stay with them.