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3 Reasons to Become a Conversational English Tutor to a Host Family

3 Reasons to Become a Conversational English Tutor to a Host Family

As someone who's been a conversational English tutor to a host family abroad, I can tell you that it's an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only do you get to travel and explore a new culture, but you also get to help others improve their language skills and connect with people from all walks of life. Here are three reasons why you should consider Tutor English To A Host Family with The Cultural Exchange Project:

1. It's a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture

Living with a host family abroad is an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture and learn things that you would never have learned otherwise. As an English tutor, you'll be able to experience daily life in a foreign country and learn about their customs, traditions, and way of life. You'll also have the chance to explore new places, try new foods, and make new friends. The Cultural Exchange Project has this opportunity in France, Italy, Spain and Germany.

2. You'll make a positive impact on someone's life

As a conversational English tutor, you'll be helping someone improve their language skills and become more confident in their ability to communicate in English. This can have a huge impact on their life, both personally and professionally. By helping them improve their English, you'll be opening up new opportunities for them and helping them achieve their goals.

3. You'll develop valuable skills

Being a conversational English tutor requires a lot of patience, empathy, and communication skills. You'll need to be able to explain grammar rules and vocabulary in a way that is easy to understand, as well as listen actively to your student's needs and concerns. These skills are valuable not just for teaching, but for any career or personal relationship.

And as if you needed more reasons, think about this. You're only volunteering 15 hours a week and so the rest of your time is spent exploring your new host community and living life like a local. You have ample time to learn and practice a new language, meet new friends in coffee shops and in the markets, and you'll be adding this very unique experience to your resume. Remember: you're not teaching, you're a tutor. You're not tutoring English and grammar, you are tutoring conversational English. You can do that in class time set aside in advance or even at the table in the evening as you eat dinner with your host family. 

Random fact: Did you know that English is the third most spoken language in the world, after Chinese and Spanish? It's estimated that over 1 billion people speak English worldwide.

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