Andrew F


Wales

About
Andrew F


We welcome people of any age who would like to improve their English while staying with a family.You will stay in the home of your teacher in a comfortable, relaxed family home. In the last two years we have had visitors from many different countries – Italy, Thailand, Ukraine, China, Russia, Romania, Denmark, Germany, France and Hungary – and we have enjoyed our time with them. Lessons will be planned to suit you and you will speak English every day.

No smoking No pets at home Teacher pick-up from airport Wifi available at home
No smoking No pets at home Teacher transfer WiFi available

Location information

Location: Wrexham, Wales | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): Liverpool (LPL) 50 minutes, Manchester (MAN) 50 minutes

Nominated transfer location(s): Liverpool (LPL); Manchester (MAN)

Nearest railway station: Wrexham

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Academic information


I have a CELTA to teach English. I also have two degrees, a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Architecture. I am in my 60s and I used to work as an architect. My wife Helen is in her 50s and used to work as a school teacher.

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 Family information


We have a son Robert who is in his 20s and lives with us. He has just got a Bachelor of Arts degree from Aberystwyth University.We also have a daughter Elizabeth who is also in her 20s. She lives in Aberystwyth and visits us often. At the weekends we sometimes go to Aberystwyth to visit her at the seaside.
I am interested in history and architecture and there are many places to visit near to us. I enjoy cycling and we have bicycles here that visitors can use if they want to. Helen and I both enjoy cooking and you will experience many different foods if you stay with us – perhaps a traditional roast chicken dinner, lasagne, curry, fish and chips, stir fried Malaysian noodles and so on.

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About the teacher’s accommodation


We live in a large, semi-detached house about 1.5 kilometers from the centre of Wrexham. The house is warm and comfortable and has a nice garden where we often sit and eat in the summer.
We have three guest bedrooms – a single room, a double room and a room with three single beds. Our guests use a shared bathroom.
The house has a large kitchen/dinning room where we spend a lot of time with our visitors. It also has a large study which the visitors can use, with a tv, dvd player and a selection of musical instruments.
There is a park across the road from the house. There is a very pleasant pub about 10 minutes walk away.

About the local area


Our house is about 15 minutes walk from the centre of Wrexham. The town has many shops including Marks and Spencer, Next, Debenhams, Clarks Shoes and Primark, which is very popular with the younger visitors. The town has a population of about 70,000 and it has a university, a football stadium, a swimming pool, a tennis centre and a beautiful old church.
On Mondays there is a small street market. Wrexham is about one hours drive from Manchester and Liverpool airports.
Examples of excursions we can make are half day visits to Erddig Hall, one of the finest historic houses in Britain; the magnificent medieval fortress Chirk Castle; the historic Roman city of Chester; the ”outlet village” shopping centre Cheshire Oaks and the picturesque riverside town of Llangollen.
Full day excursions could include a tour of North Wales to see the mountains, lakes and castles; a visit to Blackpool Pleasure Beach theme park with its roller coasters; or to Liverpool or Manchester for shopping, museums and to see the football stadiums.

Excursions available with this teacher

A tour of North Wales – A full day tour of North Wales to see the mountains, lakes, seaside and castles – including going into one of the castles. (www.visitwales.com )

Cost: Free

A trip to Chester – A half day visit to the beautiful historic city of Chester, with its Roman walls, 13th century cathedral and lots of very old buildings. Excellent shopping as well. (www.visitchester.com )

Cost: Free

A trip to Cheshire Oaks – A half day shopping trip to the designer outlet village of Cheshire Oaks. Lots and lots of famous shops including Burberry, Gucci, Boss, Dr Martens and many, many more. (www.mcarthurglen.com/uk/cheshire-oaks-designer-outlet/en/ )

Cost: Free

A trip to Llangollen – A half day trip to the picturesque town of Llangollen. Walk along the canal, have a drink by the river, perhaps see an old steam train or visit the aqueduct at the nearby World Heritage Site. (www.llangollen.com )

Cost: Free

A visit to Liverpool or Manchester – A half day trip to either Liverpool or Manchester for sightseeing, shopping, museums and maybe to see the football stadiums. (www.visitliverpool.com and www.visitmanchester.com )

Cost: Free (If wanted, organised tours of the football stadiums cost about £10 to £20)