What students expect from their homestay hosts

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Last week I wrote a blog on the project that out intermediate level English course students were working on regarding the homestay experience for international students learning French or English at EC Montreal.

Well, yesterday afternoon our students provided the highlight of our new homestay hosts workshop with the presentation they prepared. To put things into perspective a little bit I should mention that we recruit new hosts every year and they have to attend such a workshop. Only this year we had more than the usual experienced host as a guest speaker. We also had our activities coordinator Emmanuel speak to our new hosts about all the fun activities and trips that the students could take while studying at EC Montreal, as well as one of our bilingual teachers, Toufik, who spoke about how to communicate with absolute beginner students.

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And last but not least, it turns out the stars of the evening were our students and their informative presentation on what themselves and the students they surveyed (because they did a lot of research too) expect from their homestay host and from their overall homestay experience.

Our homestay hosts were actually impressed (as were we) with the quality and the content of their presentation.

I want to thank them and their teacher, Lucy, for the time and effort they put in this presentation!

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