Sally and her husband John live with their daughter in a detached house in a popular area of Chester which is 5 minutes by bus from Chester city centre. Sally is a housewife. She enjoys photography, crafts, fitness and cooking. John works in sales and travels regularly with his job. He enjoys rugby, classic cars and biking. Their daughter enjoys gymnastics, crafts, tennis and hockey.
Many students have enjoyed staying with Sally's family, here is some of their feedback:
“I love my host family. All was perfect and I think I will miss them too much. The food was fantastic and they were lovely with me and very friendly” Arianna, Italy
“I was very happy with my family and this is one of the reasons why I'd like to come back to Chester. They're very friendly and they were always helped me to feel comfortable” Beatriz, Spain
“The best family I've ever met. Delicious food, lovely family” Savina, Bulgaria
Here Sally answers our questions:
How long have you been hosting for English in Chester?
I’ve been hosting since 2013.
What do you like the most about hosting?
For me it’s about the experience of meeting new people and learning about different cultures. It’s also been fantastic for my family and especially my daughter Ella who now has interest in languages too. It’s just a very positive experience for our family
What kind of activities do you do with your students?
Well my passion is cooking so I always do quite a lot of cooking with my students. We have things like gourmet burger night on Thursday nights where we cook together and it’s great because we get to share new recipes and the students get to spend time with us as a family.
What do you feel is the most important thing a host can do for their student?
When I have the students I like to think about how I would feel if it was my daughter staying abroad and it’s important that I treat my students as I would like her to be treated.