Inglaterra en Casa are a Spanish company based in Valencia, they have two very successful English academies in the city which are open all year round. In the summer they arrange for Spanish students from all over Spain, to come and stay for two weeks on the North Costa Blanca with native English speaking people. This year will be the 9th year they have arranged a host family programme in the area. In addition to the host family programme there are also two football camps around Spain arranged in association with Sunderland Football club and one residential English camp held in Beniarbeig.
The company are looking for native English speaking people who live between Oliva and Benidorm to host Spanish students from the 1st July and the also from the 15th July both for 12 nights. The host families receive payment for hosting the Spanish students, and from this they must provide accommodation, all meals and snacks, except lunch during the week which is provided at the school. The students attend summer school in Benissa from 9.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday and there are daily buses from several areas to and from the school.
Several of the families have come back year after year, and really look forward to welcoming the students into their homes, all types of families are considered, retired people, families with or without children of their own. Everyone brings something different to the programme.
Debra Miller is the British Family Coordinator, and is on call the whole time that the students are attending the programme. Debra has been with the company since the very beginning, and understands all the pros and cons of having students as she used to host them herself. All prospective families are visited by Debra, this is so that she can meet the families and get to know them a little before students are placed with them.
The purpose of this programme is to help Spanish children practice their English language skills. If you do not speak Spanish this is fine, as they need to speak English while in your home.