Burlington, Canada: We enjoy meeting people from different countries as we ourselves have traveled extensively - between us we have traveled to Brazil, Guatemala, Cuba, Italy, Egypt, Greece, Israel, India, and Nepal.
We think it’s important for our children to understand the global community we live in – how people do things differently, have different customs and foods and speak different languages. Our children are used to students in our home and make them feel welcome and give them lots of speaking practice!
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 Canada
Teaching Qualifications and Experience
Josh works for Home Depot. Kristina is a Librarian. She has her TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification and has completed
linguistics courses (Language and Society, Articulatory Phonetics, Phonological Analysis and Grammatical Analysis). In addition to English she speaks Portuguese, French, and Italian.
We have had students from many countries around the world (Germany, Spain, France, Mexico, Japan, Korea) staying for a few weeks to several months.
Hobbies and Interests
Scrapbooking, genealogy research, reading.
Excursions and Local Attractions
Burlington was once again voted the number 1 medium-sized city to live in, and number 5 overall for Canada. (MoneySense - "Canada's Best Places to Live 2014")
We're about 40 minutes west of the Toronto Airport, 30 minutes from Hamilton International Airport (airport transfers are available for a fee).
We're 1 hour from NIAGARA FALLS: Maid of the Mist, Niagara Parks, Botanical Gardens, Niagara Gorge, Lundy’s Lane Historical Museum, Fort George & Fort Erie (historical), Niagara Escarpment (UNESCO Biosphere), Wineries (There are over 38 wineries in the Niagara Region), Niagara-on-the-Lake (historical & cultural), Welland Canal Lock System, Rodman Hall Arts Centre, Port Dalhousie.
TORONTO: Provincial Parliament Buildings, CN Tower, Casa Loma, University of Toronto campus, Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, Kensington & St. Lawrence Markets.
(Student is responsible for own fees at attractions and museums that charge for entrance)