We offer 3 types of HOLIDAY Homestay Programs.
Our Teacher-Host, Mentor-Host and Spa-Host Programs are for adults, or adults with their children. Single or Groups are welcome. These package programs can be used as incentives, by employers who want to reward their employees.
Companies sponsor these programs for their employees because people are their most valuable resource. All Holiday Homestay packages are tailored to individual needs and interests. Recreation, and sightseeing can be added to all packages. Spa treatments can be included in both the Teacher-Host and Mentor-Host Programs. Spa services increase employee productivity and reduce absenteeism. Happy, healthy well-rested employees are more alert, make fewer mistakes and have fewer accidents on the job.
Mothers choose a Specialty homestay for themselves, while their children are enjoying their own ESL cultural experience in a school nearby.
These package programs include 3 meals per day.
Teacher-Hosts are professionally trained, experienced educators who provide:
- English or French language lessons
- “traditional” homestay accommodation in their own homes
- to individual or small groups of international business people, professionals and career-minded young adults.
Teacher-Hosts are available in British Columbia and SouthWestern Ontario
Teacher-Hosts are selected for their professional qualifications and experience, for their warmth, hospitality and eagerness to provide our international visitors with a complete Canadian cultural experience. Their homes are inspected for suitability before referrals are made to them.
Teacher-Hosts are matched with clients who have interests similar to their own interests, and with whom they will most likely have an immediate good rapport. We ask that the client complete our application form in full detail. The more information the client provides on the application form, the greater is our likelihood of assigning the right teacher to the right client.
Teacher-Host fees depend on:
-the number of weeks of homestay to be provided
-and, the number of hours of language lessons and other services to be received by the client.
Other services would include teacher-guided sight-seeing and a variety of recreational activities such as golfing, hiking, tennis, skiing, arts and crafts.
There are other in-home language learning programs.
Why should you choose our Teacher-Host Program?
Here are 5 reasons:
1. Only experienced teachers with very high professional qualifications and special personal qualities are selected for our Teacher-Host program. Their homes are well above average in size and luxury.
2. Many of our Teacher-Hosts own homes that are large enough to accommodate small groups of clients. You can bring your family or friends!
3. The program is tailored to the needs of the client or clients.
4. Our basic programs are less expensive than others on the market. The client is able to control the cost and direction of his program. Although we highly recommend teacher-guided sight-seeing, as an excellent way to learn language, we give this choice to the client. We do not automatically add costs for sightseeing or other recreational activities. The client can choose to do sight-seeing independently, if he wishes.
5. At the end of their “stay,” every client we have served, has felt successful and has had a wonderful holiday! They have improved their conversational skills. Their own written comments prove this!
Here are a few of the many notes of appreciation we have received:
“(My host) always made me comfortable….The homestay family was kind and friendly to me…always excellent!! She cooked the great meal for me…I ate too much because of her delicious meal… . And she taught me some different sort of food culture for example English style, Irish style, and Canadian style. She was always attentive to me. She always tried to understand what I wanted to explain. She never gave up and she has a large stock of knowledge about everything, so she taught me not only English but cultures.”
“It was always excellent. They did a lot of things for me, talked with me, told me about their family and showed me pictures, gave me many information, took me some places. (I was) Very, very happy with service….Excellent tutoring. I get many vocabularies, help with pronounceation, hole sentence. (I) get chance to talk.”
“House was always clean and comfortable . (He did) Excellent tutoring. (I was) Very very happy with service. Most food was good one things little hot.”
“I enjoyed my bedroom very very much – very beautiful. My host always they explain to me ( about the places and the things I saw). Excellent tutoring. Very very happy with service.”
“He and his family are very friendly. I had good times and good experience. I could eat a lot of types food. Hungarian food, Indian food, Italian a lot. I always had enough food. (The teacher) help with pronunciation vocabulary Intonation”
“They talked a lot. I felt always happy….. They tried me to speak whole sentences…..She is a good cooker.”
“They made many chance to do communication in English and discussion…and gave me many Information….. I like study to talk English….so I enjoyed it very much. I could do many communication, and I learnd many things to hearing and speaking and thinking.”
“( The Teacher-Host) took me to a lot of places. For example, Mount Seymour, Lynn Valley, Whistler, UBC, Stanley Park. I spoke to ( the host’s spouse) what I did in the day. My host helped me with my pronunciation. …made a tape for me….recorded what I would speak at the conference. I can listen to the tape in Japan….I was very very happy with English lesson. Thank you very much.”
“Thank you very much for 2 weeks. I had a good time!! We went to go movie, cycling, play pool. I will never forget staying their home. If I said wrong sentence, he was checking my English. I improve my English when I came here. I will continue to study English. Thank you very much.”
“If we, Japanese, want to communicate with English speaker we need your program. Because we need to have lots of conversations with the native speaker. I think its reasonable price. I would like to come back here again!!
Mentor-Hosts – are professionals and business people who have had many years of experience in a specific career that the client would like to pursue or a skill that the client would like to improve.
Mentor–Hosts provide -“traditional” homestay accommodation
Hosts are available in British Columbia and SouthWestern Ontario.
Mentor-Hosts are selected for their warmth, hospitality and eagerness to extend a hand in friendship to our English speaking neighbours. Their references are checked and their homes are inspected for suitability.
Mentor-Hosts are matched with clients who have requested a mentor with the specific qualifications they hold. We do our best to match a client to a mentor who shares some of the same recreational interests as the client, too. We hope that this will increase rapport and an opportunity for friendship. It is important for clients to complete all of the questions on our application form in as much detail as possible, to facilitate our matching task.
Mentor-Host fees vary from one client to another. The fees will be determined by the mentoring package requested, as well as the additional expense of any Mentor-Host sight-seeing and recreational activities. The mentor will provide an outline of the program he or she has designed; however, it will be “tailored” according to the client’s request, before the cost is confirmed.
Our Spa-Host Program is for anyone who wants to spend some leisure hours being pampered with spa services in a home environment. A registered massage and / or certified spa therapist will come to you, in your host’s home. A holistic coach is available to counsel those interested in learning about “wellness”.
Spa-Host Programs are recommended for those hard-working adult guests who want to return to their jobs totally refreshed and rejuvenated.
Your Canadian host will ensure that your private bedroom and bathroom are a peaceful, comfortable refuge. Your spa experience will be by a registered massage and /or certified spa therapist. Draping shall be used during all sessions. Client’s privacy will be respected at all times.
***Note – This is not an escort service. Do not ask for sexual favours. If you request sexual favours from the massage therapists or if they feel threatened or uncomfortable in any way from your behaviour, they have the right to terminate the massage and you will be held liable for the entire fee. You agree to this, by booking an appointment through us.
Here are 5 reasons:
2. You do not have to sit in a waiting
room, stand in line or spend time phoning around
3. The spa services are provided by registered and/or certified specialists who meet stringent quality standards for training, knowledge, experience and personality.
4. A holistic coach is available to teach you how to maintain a well-balanced lifestyle.
5. Spa-Hosts are responsible, warm, caring individuals with executive style accommodation.
Spa-Host Holiday Homestays are mini resorts. All Spa-Hosts have executive-style homes that are clean and comfortable. Clients will have a private bedroom with a private bathroom. Happy, healthy, well-rested individuals are more alert, make fewer mistakes and have fewer accidents.
Complete the application form with full details. Be sure to tell us if there are any sightseeing or recreational activities you would like your package to include. It will be designed just for you!
Facials in Combination with a Massage
Additional Spa Services
Glorious Peppermint Foot Treatment
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