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TEACHER INTRODUCTION
Hi, I'm Ken and I live with my wife Lorraine in a small Spanish village on the edge of the Els Ports National Park, Catalunya.
I have been involved in teaching and training throughout my career, first as a Primary school teacher and later as a personnel trainer for a large insurance company in the UK.
I moved to Spain when I was 52 and began to teach English as a foreign language to the children of friends and neighbours. I then completed my CELTA certificate and I now work for a small language school. In 2008 I spent 8 months in Vietnam, teaching English to students at the University of Hanoi (an amazing experience!!).

The village we live in is small but friendly with many tourist attractions all around ranging from horse trekking in the hills to museums and art galleries. Barcerlona is just two hours by train (very cheap and comfortable) and the Costa Daurada is 40 minutes by car.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
I HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE OF TEACHING CHILDREN, TEENAGERS AND ADULTS. I SPECIALISE IN TEACHING BUSINESS ENGLISH.
THE SOCIAL PROGRAMME
Outdoor pursuits are very popular in this area with biking, walking, climbing and fishing all available within a few kilometres.
A day visit to Barcelona by train or car can be organised.
There are a number of beauty spots to visit including Fontcalda which is a river flowing through a deep gorge, where swimming and picnicking are favourite pastimes.
Nearby there are historics sites, monuments and museums on the theme of the Spanish Civil War.
The Picasso Museum in Horta St Joan is also very popular.
The picturesque coastal town of Peniscola with its medieval town and castle are also within easy reach/
We are happy to organise and accompany our students on any of these social outings.
CREATIVE OPTIONS
THIS AREA IS POPULAR WITH AMATEUR ARTISTS AS THE VIEWS AND LIGHT ARE VERY CONDUCIVE TO PAINTING.
ACTIVE OPTIONS
There are numerous active options ranging from:
CYCLING on the Via Verde (the old railway line from Alcaniz to Tortosa)
SWIMMING in the river at Fontcalda
ROCK CLIMBING in Els Ports
HORSE TREKKING in Els Ports.
FISHING in the River Ebro ( renowned for its giant catfish) is another option.
GOLF is available but is expensive and needs to be booked well in advance.
Meals
My wife and I enjoy all types of food and dishes from around the world, but typically the meals would include traditional English food, Italian, Chinese and Indian cuisine. (We are very flexible regarding prepaing and cooking meals)
MEALS
My wife and I enjoy all types of food and dishes from around the world, but typically the meals would include traditional English food, Italian, Chinese and Indian cuisine. (We are very flexible regarding prepaing and cooking meals)
INFORMATION ABOUT  THE LOCATION
The village we live in is small but friendly with many tourist attractions all around ranging from horse trekking in the hills to museums and art galleries. Barcelona is just two hours by train (very cheap and comfortable) and the Costa Daurada is 40 minutes by car. The nearest city is Tortosa (about 30 km)

Although the village is small there is a large outdoor swimming pool, floodlit sports arena, bar, restaurant and shop.In the nearby village of Horta St Joan there are is a larger choice of bars and restaurants, plus cycle hire and tours, an art gallery specialising in the early works of Picasso and a couple of supermarkets.

It is an ideal place to relax, enjoy the peace and tranqulity and of course study!!
THE TEACHERS HOME AND THE  STUDENT ACCOMODATION
Our home is a restored village house over a hundred years old. It is in the centre of the village and consists of four floors. The basement is a storage, utility and games area.
The first floor consists of the guest room (double), bathroom and the study/library area. On the third floor is the kitchen and lounge and the top floor is our bedroom.

The students's room (guest room) is next to the bathroom and has a double bed, wardrobe, bedside table and light.
KENNETH - VILLAGE  - BARCELONA -  SPAIN
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CYCLING
Cycling

ELS PORTS NATIONAL PARK

PAINTING
Art-and-Design
GOLF
Golf
HORSE TREKKING
Horse-Riding
ROCK CLIMBING
Rock-Climbing
SWIMMING
Swimming
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OUTSIDE KENNETHS STONE WALLED COTTAGE

Teacher Interests
 I enjoy most sports, especially golf and skiing. My wife and I enjoy meeting people, travelling and exploring new areas.
I am also keen on jigsaw puzzles and crosswords.
TEACHER INTERESTS
I enjoy most sports, especially golf and skiing. My wife and I enjoy meeting people, travelling and exploring new areas.
I am also keen on jigsaw puzzles and crosswords.
Friends and Family 
We have a number of English friends who live locally and who would enjoy meeting, talking and socialising with our guest.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY
We have a number of English friends who live locally and who would enjoy meeting, talking and socialising with our guest.