Da Série Au Pair: Perguntas para fazer às host families

Da Série Au Pair: Perguntas para fazer quando as families ligarem ou mandarem e-mails.

Da Série Au Pair: Perguntas para fazer às host families
Da Série Au Pair: Perguntas para fazer às host families

Esta série trata-se de uma republicação autorizada* dos artigos disponibilizados pelo site ManualdaAuPair.com.br. O objetivo do Canal do Intercâmbio é trazer a versão atualizada de informações importantes que podem ajudar atuais e futuros viajantes, intercambistas e Au Pairs.

O que perguntar para as host families?

Neste programa de intercâmbio, tanto a escolha da família quanto da au pair não é unilateral. Por exemplo, você pode gostar muito de uma família e ela escolher outra au pair e vice e versa. Então, para tornar esse processo o mais tranquilo possível, é importante que as duas partes se conheçam muito bem, até para evitar surpresas desagradáveis no futuro.

E como fazemos para conhecer as host families? Fazendo perguntas! Esses questionamentos podem ser feitos tanto por telefone quanto por e-mail. Assim, para te ajudar, abaixo seguem algumas sugestões de perguntas que você pode utilizar para tentar tirar o máximo de informação sobre a possível futura família e verificar se é com eles, de fato, que você gostaria de morar ao longo de um ano.

About the children:

  1. How many children are there?
  2. What are their names?
  3. How old are they?
  4. What do they like to do?
  5. What are they favorite games and toys?
  6. Are they in the school? How far is the school?
  7. How do they go to school: by bus or am I supposed to drive them?
  8. Se a criança for bebê: Is she/he walking and talking yet?
  9. Are they energetic or calm kids?
  10. What do they usually eat? (for breakfast and lunch)
  11. Am I supposed to make dinner?
  12. Is there any kind of food that they don’t eat?
  13. Do the kids suffer from any kind of allergies?

About the au pair’s duties:

  1. Will I be responsible for any household duties? If so, which ones?
  2. What will be my responsibilities with each kid?
  3. What will my schedule be like?
  4. When will I have some free time?
  5. Will I have access to internet and computer?
  6. Can I receive and make phone calls in your house?
  7. Will I have time to study? What time? Can I study when the children are in the school?
  8. Are there any English Schools near to your house?
  9. What time can I get home during the week and on the weekends? Is there a curfew?

About the car:

  1. Will I have permission to use the car? How often?
  2. Is a state driver’s license required?
  3. Can I use the car in my free time?
  4. Will I have to pay for the gas when I use the car?

About the parents:

  1. What is your names? How old are you?
  2. Do you both work?
  3. Where do you work and what do you do?
  4. Do you have any religion? If so, is it problem if I’m from a different one?
  5. Why are you interested in getting an au Pair?
  6. Have you ever had an au pair before? Is she still living with you?
  7. Would you mind if I ask you to talk to her or send her an e-mail?
  8. What are your hobbies?
  9. Do family members or relatives live nearby?
  10. What qualities do you think it is important for an au pair to have? What are you expecting from me?
  11. What are the house’s rules?
  12. What are the family activities on the weekends?

About their home:

  1. Where do you live? In which state?
  2. Is it a small town?
  3. Is it near a big city? Which one?
  4. Is it too cold in the city? Does it snow there?
  5. Do you live in house or in an apartment?
  6. Do you have any pets?
  7. Do you have a housekeeper?
  8. What about the au pair’s bedroom, what part of the house is the bedroom located?
  9. Will I have a private bathroom? Will I have TV in my room?
  10. Are there other families with children nearby?
  11. Are there any other au pairs in the area?
  12. What things are there to do with the children?

Perguntas para atual Au Pair (se houver):

  1. What do you think about the family? And about the kids?
  2. Are they nice to you?
  3. Do they pay you weekly or per month?
  4. Do you do extra work? I mean, if you work for other people, take care of their kids or clean the garden from neighborhood?
  5. Do you do any course? If so, are the courses near from the house?
  6. Is there any cool near place to go there?
  7. What do you most like to do in your free time?
  8. What do you think they would like to receive as a gift?

Dicas

Se você estiver falando com a família por telefone e por acaso não entender o que eles disseram, nada de entrar em pânico. Use algumas das frases abaixo e tente de novo que vai dar tudo certo! 😉

  • Sorry, I don’t understand. Could you repeat please?
  • Can you speak slowly please?

Quando já tiver tudo acertado com a família, match feito, lembre-se de perguntar que tipo de presentinho eles gostariam de receber do seu país, algo que represente a nossa cultura. Você pode questioná-los tipo assim:

  • If I would take something from Brazil for you, what would like to receive as gift: something to drink, to wear, to play with or to eat? Could you give options? Anything special?

O importante é conhecer o melhor possível a família para evitar problemas futuros e garantir que o programa de au pair seja uma experiência incrível!

*Informações publicadas oficialmente por Raquel Amarins. Republicação e atualização autorizadas.

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