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looking for english lessons while sailing for a kid
Posted October 10th, 2011 - 6:58 pm by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
Hi guys and girls,
i'm crasy about sailing but have a problem -
I've got a kid of 5,5 (originaly russian) who needs the lessons of english and spanish.
why not to do it while in the sea for weekends or even businessdays/evenings.
the boat is quite good for that - amel-54
any ideas?

Posted October 10th, 2011 - 7:41 pm by from Girona, Spain (Permalink)
Hi Gregory,

It seems a good idea, doesn't it?
Please, what ere you crasy about? maybe you are crazy. So do I.
I really love sail but I don't have any capitan title yet, although I was teaching to sailing to grown ups for a while.
Now I'm 4th level English student in the EOI (oficial school of languages- we have 5 levels), and, in adition, I am Spanish.
Could you tell me more about that you want or need, may be we can help each other.

indi, cabin boy

Posted October 11th, 2011 - 9:39 am by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
Hi Gregory.
It sounds really nice to me!
I am an English teacher, originally Spanish. I do not work as an English teacher anymore, but have been for some years not really long ago.
I also have a lot of experience with kids, teaching English and working at summer camps and... we kinda get along pretty well :)
About sailing, I really would love to...

I may also grab an evening off during weekdays, although I rather choose weekends, more time ahead.


Posted October 17th, 2011 - 11:07 am by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
Thx for replies girls and guys,
but there should be a small clarification -
my son have a zero level of English but goes to British School of Barcelona with a Cambridge system of studying English. So, my goal is help him achieve the same level as other kids in his class.
Anyone is ready to take this challenge?
Who is familiar with the Cambridge system?

Posted October 17th, 2011 - 12:26 pm by from Girona, Spain (Permalink)
Dear Igor,

let's see: I guess you pay good money for your child to go to this school, which should be able to teach all the English they need.
also hardly your child will not reach the appropriate level, children learn quickly and absorb like a sponge.

I can offer to help him that the method I was taught at Vancouver Community College (VCC) and the Pacific Language Institute (PLI) - also in Vancouver, over the weekend he wants to go my home.

How old is he?

Good luck, and here I am for what I can help you.
a hug

Posted October 17th, 2011 - 6:37 pm by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
Look, I can help out your kid to do his homework and keep up with his school duties once in a while. Cambridge system or any other system is not a big deal when we are talking about zero level. I think what really matters here is that the person who does this really gets along with the kid and the kid has fun and wants to see this person. Then the kid will learn and the whole experience will be positive and fun for all.

Anyway, I do not want to take any challenge (meaning responsibility). I will be glad to meet you guys once, work with the kid, take a ride with the boat and see how everything flows. That's how I see it.


Posted October 18th, 2011 - 2:35 pm by from Barcelona, Spain (Permalink)
I totally agree with Ivan's words.

I think the most important is that the kid feels confident with this person, so he wants to spend time playing or doing whatever with him, plus learning English when doing it.

And it's a good idea to meet the candidates and feel if there's a matching or not.

Posted June 20th, 2012 - 2:23 pm from New Delhi, India
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