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Kangaroo Island
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 225
Persons: maximum 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 142
Region: South Australia

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Last Updated: April 22, 2019


We only accept Helpx members who come to study English as private, paying English students. I am a qualified teacher for people of other languages, and have taught English privately in our home for over 36 years.

If you are a conscientious student, you can learn more English in two weeks of private English lessons with me than in several months of classes in a city language school. I teach conversational and business English, and English for specialised employment, or a mix of all three - itís your choice. As a private student, you learn one-to-one, with lessons organised to cater to your own special needs. It is nothing like being in school and is always enjoyable.

You have the bonus of being totally immersed in English, and able to ask questions and receive extra, free help with the language while we are working or socialising together after lesson time.

You will be living in a peaceful, friendly community instead of a crowded city, experience Australian country life and its relaxed culture, and even live with kangaroos. You will have the opportunity to learn a range of life skills, do craftwork, and if you would like to, make a couple of Aussie souvenirs to take home with you.

Kangaroo Island is one of the iconic and sought after destinations for tourists to Australia. It is considered one of the top islands in the Pacific region, and is called Australiaís Galapagos Island for itís natural beauty and its wealth of native animals in the wild.

COST: This depends on the number of hours per week you wish to study English with me, but is a minimum of 10 hours of private, one-to-one lessons per week for two weeks. If you wish for more hours in preparation for the IELTS exam, you can book extra time.

Your accommodation, 3 meals a day and living as part of our household are covered by Helpxing after lessons, around the home, at the farm, or with my husband Bob - just the same as with other Helpx hosts.

Recently we have had a number of Helpx members wanting to come and expecting me to give them free English lessons. Please don't waste your time and mine - read the listing, and only apply if you are genuinely applying as a paying English student.


For more details and lesson costs, contact me. Make sure you include:
The Sunday evening date you would like to arrive. Include a second date in case your first choice is unavailable
Your present level of English
Special work skills you may have as a Helpxer
Any questions you wish to ask
I will then send you an application.

Please note again: I ONLY accept those who come as paying English students.
And - we accept only ONE person at a time. Although I keep changing the details at the top of this listing to say we only accept one English student-Helpxer at a time, when I re-open Helpx I find it has always reverted back to two.

MAKING A BOOKING: It is best to book well ahead to ensure we have a vacancy.


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Transport to Kangaroo Island:
by ferry and bus from Adelaide: www.sealink.com.au (the most usual method of travelling to Kangaroo Island)
by air: www.rex.com.au (the expensive method)
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reviews (21)
Helper: Laetitia Saunier Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 20, 2019
I had a really great time with Lorraine and Bob. Lorraine is the best Englis... view complete review

Helper: Audrey ChÍnegros Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 6, 2019
I stayed two weeks with Bob and Lorraine, it was my first helpX and I had a g... view complete review

Helper: Cheng Chan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: March 31, 2019
I stayed with Lorraine & Bob for two weeks. Generally I learned English with ... view complete review

Helper: Robin Marty Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 21, 2018
I stayed 2 weeks with Bob and Lorraine. It was my first helpx experience. I e... view complete review

Helper: Gerardo andres CHIBAN Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Argentina Date: November 12, 2018
I spent almost 3 weeks in Bob and Lorraine place and it was incredible. The w... view complete review

Helper: Suhyun IM Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: June 15, 2016
Lorraine and Bob were perfect host. I've stayed in Kangaroo island with us fo... view complete review

Helper: Eric Jin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: May 23, 2016
It was very wonderful that I'd spent 3 weeks with Bob and Lorraine. Kingscote... view complete review

Helper: Benjamin Ruck Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 25, 2015
I had a lovely time by Lorraine and Bob. I learned many new things in the En... view complete review

Helper: Gauthier Beyler Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 25, 2015
I stayed 3 weeks at Bob and Lorraine's house, and it was quite amazing. Th... view complete review

Helper: Yoann Dessery Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 3, 2015
Hi, I stayed with Bob and Lorraine and took english course. English course... view complete review

Helper: Nigel CHOU Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: January 21, 2015
It is best two weeks since I came to Australia. That is very very very good e... view complete review

Helper: Syuan-yo LIN Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: November 13, 2014
I stayed at Kangaroo Island for a month with Bob & Lorraine, that's very good... view complete review

Helper: Simon De NadaÔ Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 17, 2014
Thank you very much Bob and Lorraine for your kindness and your generosity ! ... view complete review

Helper: Robin Hirbec Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 22, 2014
I stayed on Kangaroo Island at Bob and Lorraine's place for about 6 weeks and... view complete review

Helper: Chung-chen Huang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: December 26, 2013
Kangaroo island is a awesome place and a lot of lovely people. I have stayed ... view complete review

Helper: Jeremie Grienenberger Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 7, 2012
I spent one month with Bob, Lorraine and Tim. It's been a great experience fo... view complete review

Helper: Ghislain HENRY Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: January 15, 2012
Hello everybody, I spent 5 weeks with Lorraine and Bob whose 2 like an E... view complete review

Helper: Morgan Bertin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 9, 2011
I stayed one month with Bob and Lorraine. Both are lovely personn. They made ... view complete review

Helper: Vincent Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 2, 2011
I spent 4 months with Bob and Lorraine and I really enjoyed my stay with them... view complete review

Helper: Ethan Kuo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: July 11, 2010
What a beatiful island and lovely family. Bob and Lorraine taught me a lot,i... view complete review

Helper: Hoi Yan Li Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Hong Kong Date: September 28, 2008
I have stayed with Bob & Lorraine in the beautiful Kangaroo Island for 2 week... view complete review

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