Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland: Bray is a Victorian seaside town only 40 minutes by train from Dublin. It has many shops and cafes and the famous mile-long seafront promenade so perfect for it's Carnivals and International Music and Food Festivals. There are beautiful walks in the area eg. The 18th Century Powerscourt House and Gardens and the serene Monastic site of Glendalough.
We as a family enjoy welcoming students into our home and have done so for many years. A great Immersion in English/Holiday experience.
Type of Programme
One-to-one, personalised English tuition living full-board with the tutor's own family and in the tutor's own home, including local visits and excursions, meeting friends, neighbours and professional colleagues etc.
Type of House: Detached House in Ireland
Teaching Qualifications and Experience
Diploma in Fine Art and Antiques
Diploma in Fine Art and Design
Diploma in China Restoration
International Certificate in ELT(TEFL)-100 hours from Language College Ireland
We have hosted Language Students for 17 years and I have enjoyed teaching 62 Homestay Students from Japan, France, Czech Rep. Slovakia, Italy, and Spain. These have included 13 Air Traffic Controllers. The ages of my students have ranged between 12-56 and language levels Beginners-Advanced.
Hobbies and Interests
As a graduate of Art and Design, I have a great love of Art and would take my children and students regularly to the National Gallery, National Museum and Graduate end of Year Shows. I also enjoy cooking, reading and entertaining family and friends. We as a family enjoy travel to France regularly.
Excursions and Local Attractions
Bray is a beautiful seaside town famed for it's mile-long seafront promenade and scenic "cliff Walk' over the hill to the next pretty town of Greystones. In the background are the Sugar Loaf and the Wicklow Mountains. The magnificent 18th Century Powerscourt House and Gardens are only 10 minutes away and the historic 12th Century Monastic settlement of Glendalough is only a short drive from the town. Dublin city is only a short train ride along the lovely coastline. There you will find great shopping and cafes and many of the Galleries and Museums are free to enter which is unusual for a European City. Several hours can be spent at the wonderful 'Dublinia', an interactive experience about the Vikings and Medieval Dublin, and certainly not to be missed. Up the coast is Malahide Castle dating back to the 12th century and then extra style added in the 18th Century. The Castle is famous for it's many ghosts! Also visit the fising village of Howth for a bowl of 'Chowder' Irish Fish soup.