Richard C

South England

Richard C

I qualified as an EFL teacher in 2017 and enjoyed the teaching experience so much that I have now stopped working in the computer industry to focus on English language teaching. I was born and raised in Sussex, and so I obviously found English quite easy to learn! However, twenty years ago I went to live in France, and there I had to learn French which wasn’t quite as easy for me.  Then, ten years ago I met my wife, Ilka, and she is German and in our time together I have learnt to speak German.

No smoking No pets at home Private bathroom available Wifi available at home
No smoking No pets Private bathroom WiFi available

Location information

Location: Worthing, Sussex | View a map of this location

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Gatwick (LGW) £100

Heathrow (LHR) £240

Nearest railway station: Worthing

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Academic information

I have a Cambridge CELTA qualification to teach English as a foreign language.  I also have a Computer Science diploma, and a swimming certificate (50 metres backstroke) which might come in handy one day.  In France I was awarded a BEPA, which is a French environmental vocational degree that allows me to plant hedges and clean out rivers.

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Family information

My wife is German and works as an interpreter. She also runs a Feldenkrais class from home, and practises meditation, mindfulness, and breadmaking.  I have three children but they have all now left home to enjoy lives of their own, but still live nearby. I have various interests which include cycling, walking, swimming, art & photography. I like to go to the cinema, and the local theatre.  I have an interest in Sussex history and local landmarks.  I like to play table-tennis, and to watch football, rugby and motor racing. I sometimes go and see Premiership football at Brighton & Hove Albion.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

We live in a lovely old town house just behind the beachfront in central Worthing.  It dates from about the year 1820 and has 2 spare bedrooms for students to use, one with a single bed and one with a double bed.  The student rooms have use of a private bathroom, if required.  At the back there is a small courtyard garden which we are in the process of making pretty.  At the front, a few steps away is the seafront.


About the local area

Worthing is a town of about 100,000 inhabitants, and we are lucky to live so close to the both the beach and the South Downs National Park.  The town itself is well known for its pier, but also a lovely old cinema and a number of theatres and other venues. There are a good variety of pubs, bars, shops, cafes and restaurants all within walking distance from us. The South Downs National Park is great for longer walks in the country, and can be reached by bus, or bike. The city of Brighton & Hove is 15 minutes on the train, or 40 minutes by bus. This is a tourist hotspot, and is great for its pubs, and clubs, and nightlife, as well as for the arts and other seaside attractions.

Excursions available with this teacher

Walking up the Downland hills – Many different walks available, with magificent views, and interesting villages to visit.  Most of my walks finish in a quaint country pub.

Cost: Free

Cycling along the coast –We can follow the cycle path from Worthing, to explore the coast in either direction.  To the west there are the shingle beaches and beachfront cafes.  To the East there is Lancing with it’s popular bathing beach, & Shoreham a lively little harbour town.

Cost: Free

Brighton day trip – We can take the double-decker bus along the coast to Brighton. I can show you the main sites to see there (the Pavilion, the pier, the Lanes), as well as explore the shops and seafront. We could take the small tourist train to the marina to eat and drink.

Cost: Free

Day trip to London – Obviously there is a lot to do in London.  We can discuss what you want to do, and we can plan a day there.  It is only 90 minutes by train.

Cost: £27.50 (train fare)

Arundel and Chichester – Both very lovely historic towns nearby. Arundel has an impressive castle with gardens by the river. Chichester is the county town of Sussex and has a cathedral and many old buildings.

Cost: £30 (entrance fees to buildings)