Hi Everyone!! Greetings from the Langports Marketing Team! In today’s blog, we would like to talk about our English + Demi-pair program and why host families are more and more interested in welcoming male demi-pair students.
Langports English + Demi-pair Program is designed for students wishing to improve their English, whilst discovering a new culture and experiencing life in an Australia family as a part-time au-pair. Demi-pair students receive accommodation and 3 meals per day in exchange for working 15 hours per week in their host family.
Our demi-pair program is open to both males and females aged 18 years old and over and coming to Australia on a Student visa or Working Holiday Visa to study English for a minimum of 3 months.
Why Theresa Only Chooses Male Demi-Pairs
I have had a female Demi-Pair before but says she’ll only choose males from now on because her current Swiss male demi-Pair is so helpful, happy and independent.
He has a really good relationship with Theresa’s two boys, Jacob aged 2 and Ethan, 6 months.
They (male Demi-Pairs) have a natural childish way about them so they really do connect with the children, males are independent! You ask him to do something and he is just more than happy to help out – whatever you need help with on the day, whether it’s feed Ethan or help Jacob with folding. Other days he does the vacuuming, mopping and helps with dinner or I do it and we swap
Even if I had a female child, I’d still get a male Demi-Pair 🙂 I am so happy with him! He’s just a really integral part of the family
I strongly recommend this program to any family, it is amazing the help you receive and it is great how much your children can learn from and International student 🙂
Italian Demi-Pair Became Part Of An Australian Family
Thomas from Italy was Danielle’s first Demi-Pair and he became part of the family for her 8-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter.
Danielle is an assistant nurse and wanted a Demi-Pair to mind her children at short notice when she had shift work.
“When Thomas left it was sad to see him go and I told him he could contact us any time. He is like part of the family and is coming back to visit while he’s still in Australia.
“The kids loved him and my son said he missed him already when I put him to bed on the night Thomas left. They liked to jump on the trampoline and play Nerf guns together.
“Having been a single parent for eight years, it was nice to have his company around the house.
“I think being from Italy, Thomas is more family orientated than Australians his age. He was really happy to be with the kids all the time. Even if he didn’t have to, he always said ‘I want to’ and he always said ‘yes’ to playing with my son.
“He told us he felt like we were his family and he’d prefer to be with his family instead of retreating to his room so he could practice his English.
“Being from Italy, he eats pasta every day so he’d cook it for himself and he was always happy to cook extra for us the way his Mum and Nonna showed him.
“When he’d see anything that needed doing around the house, he would just grab the vacuum or fold the clothes without being asked. He would take it upon himself to cook and clean.
“I’ve already recommended having a Demi-Pair to my friends because you’re not only getting help around the house, but you’re also helping a student who’s come to this country and wants to learn English.
“Thomas went up quite a few levels in his class because he learnt so much English while he was living with us for three months.
“You’re not putting yourself out much by giving them a bedroom and meals which you have there anyway.
“It’s a good cultural exchange for them because they see how nice Australian people can be and that we are very accepting.
“I wish Thomas all the very best with his future travels and it was a pleasure having him with us for the three months.”
If you are interested to became a demi-pair student, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or contact our Enrolments Officer in your campus:
Langports Brisbane: Marcela – [email protected]
Langports Gold Coast: Sara – [email protected]
Langports Sydney: Michelle – [email protected]
If you want to see some demi-pair student testimonial please check the links below