BECOME A HOST FAMILY
Do you want to improve your English language skills and become a fluent speaker?
Are you fascinated by Australia?
Would you like to find out something more about this magical country?
OzItaly offers a unique service for Italian host families whose aim is finding a suitable tutor from Australia. In exchange for full board and accommodation for a few weeks, the tutor will teach conversational English to all family members.
By living in close contact with the host family, the tutor will have the opportunity to interact everyday with the members of the family and encourage them to use English in their daily routine. There is therefore no need to attend an English course or look for a teacher. Language learning occurs in a completely spontaneous and natural way, since the focus shifts to what we say and not to the language itself. Language thus becomes a communication strategy, it’s no longer an external element to be memorized. A quick and effective learning method based on: exposure to the language, constant use of the language, motivation.
Tutor Fran and host Stef tell us about their experience with OZITALY
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The tutor will deliver a number of personalized lessons equal to a total of 8 hours per week in exchange for full board and accommodation. However, the tutor may be involved in various family activities, so that they can become part of the local life and, at the same time, a constant exposure to the English language is guaranteed to the family. The start date of the placement will be agreed with the tutor. The duration can vary from 1 to 3 months.
The selection of the tutor is customized and it is the family that chooses the tutor that they prefer. There will be plenty of opportunities to learn more about each other before making any decisions. Tutors are carefully selected through interviews and must meet specific requirements which aim to identify the most suitable candidates for a live-in experience. Before their departure from Australia, tutors are given adequate preparation so that they can deal with their stay in Italy in the most autonomous way possible. The tutors are all adults, they all have work experience with children, and have a great enthusiasm and curiosity for everything there is to discover in our country!