Creative and Active Options
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ACTIVITY COURSES
BOATING
If you are an outdoor lover and your location is by the sea or a lake you might be interested in this activity. Being a popular hobby around the world,  people of all ages and backgrounds enjoy taking to the water during the hot summer months.  Or you might like to do water sports if you want to be even more active.  It all depends on the expertise available. Let us know if you are interested in adding this option to your course and we can tell you if there is a teacher available.  In seaside and lake locations, it is possible to rent boats for a short time. Your teacher can help you to rent a boat and take you through the basics. The cost of hiring the boat and any additional equipment and insurance will depend on your location.
CANOEING
If you would like to try open canoeing, but have never been  before then your teacher can introduce you to this exciting sport at a friendly pace. You will be kitted out and given a safety brief . You will get to grips with the basics of control, learn to steer your boat and be able to manoeuvre using a variety of strokes whilst undertaking a short journey and having a lot of fun. If you are more experienced your teacher can help you  look at the skills of paddling, including forwards, backwards, turning, stopping, steering, sideways and getting in and out safely. Where you go canoeing depends on the location you choose.
GOLF
This  intriguing and relaxing game is gaining more and more popularity as people choose this type of sport to help them  unwind from the stress of their work.  Walking through the Golf Course helps you release stress and clear your head. Furthermore playing Golf challenges both mind and body. Golf can be played by anyone. It is not a very strenuous and physical game. People, young and old, can play and have fun at the same time. Your teacher can be your golfing partner  helping you to improve your skills or teach you the basics of the game. Additional costs will include hiring of clubs and golf course fees.
HIKING
This outdoor activity which consists of walking in natural environments, often on hiking trails can be very satisfying particularly to the outdoor type of person.   Hiking  would involve walking over rougher terrain than just simply walking or rambling. There should be no additional costs to this type of activity just good spirit and the good company of your teacher and a comfortable pair of boots.  Where you go hiking or walking depends on your location and your own wishes.
ROCK CLIMBING
Rock climbing defined as a sport in which participants climb up or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls demands good stamina and skill. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route.
Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber's strength, endurance, agility, and balance along with his or her mental control. It can be a dangerous sport and knowledge of proper climbing and usage of specialized climbing equipment is crucial for the safe completion of routes. The type of rock climbing you do will depend on your location choice. Additional costs will depend on location and teacher.
HORSE RIDING
If you love to go horse riding and you want to combine it with your Homestay course, then why not consider adding it as an option.  Whether you are looking to go for a nice gentle ride, or whether you would prefer to trot or gallop. Your teacher can guide you to match you up with the right horse depending on your past experience.  The places you go and the trails you follow will depend on the location you choose. Additional costs will include hiring of  the horse.
SAILING
Sailing which is a hobby and a recreational pursuit that can last a lifetime is something that anyone of any age, ability, and either gender can take up. It's one of those leisure activities that really are open to everyone. Learning to sail not only brings a sense of personal achievement and fulfillment but also opens up a whole new area in your social life. Depending on your level your teacher can help you to learn or improve on your sailing skills. There will be additional costs to hiring the sailing boat and costs will be dependent on location.
CYCLING
Whether you are a keen cyclist or you would just like to add cycle touring to your language homestay course let us know what sort of cycling you would like to do and we can do our best to match you with the most suitalble teacher or family member or friend of the teacher. Whoever goes cycling with you will be speaking the language that you are learning.
SWIMMING
Some of our teachers are expert swimmers and can either help you with your technique or coach you to be more confident in the water. Let us know what type of swimming you would like to do so we can best match you with the most suitable teacher.

 

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If tennis is your sport  and you would like a tennis partner to help you improve your game then we have teachers who can be good tennis partners. If on the other hand you need some coaching then a teacher skilled in this sport can help you improve on your technique.