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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, Chicago, USA


Rating: 3.7/5.0

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HLI (Home Language International) schools place students in the homes of qualified teachers, where they live, learn, socialise and interact. Each programme is fully immersive, giving students valuable one-to-one tuition and "real life" interactions and exchanges in their chosen study language. Throughout HLI, there are many hundreds of teachers, ensuring students receive tutors best suited to their individual needs and development. Lessons are generally on a one-to-one basis from within the teacher's home. Activities, excursions and social events, such as mealtimes with the host family, are all part of the fully immersive learning experience that HLI offers.

Course selection: HLI (Home Language International) provides fully immersive language courses suitable to students of all levels, necessities and ages. Programmes include a set amount of lessons per week, course material specific to a student's level and needs, full-board accommodation within the teacher's home and activities and excursions, dependent on the course type selected. Programmes are suitable and available to children, teenagers, adults and professionals. Available course types may vary throughout the world but generally include language for Business, sports orientated study holidays, Exam Preparation, Specific Learning programmes tailor-made to a student's needs, Teacher Refresher courses, Senior programmes and much more. Accommodation, activities and lessons are also all available individually.

Methodology: HLI programmes allow students to immerse themselves within their selected languages environment for the whole duration of their learning programme. Students' practise their chosen language during their lessons, free time, daily routines, and social activities such as mealtimes within the teacher's home. This one to one attention allows students the best opportunity to learn at the pace best suited to their needs and goals.

Tutors: All Teacher's are highly qualified and experienced in teaching. Students are provided tutors best suited to their needs, course type, expectations and requested location.

Facilities: All host families (teachers) provide students with full-board accommodation with a private bedroom, study area and free WIFI.

Accreditations: HLI (Home Language International) is accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC).
  • Legal name / parent company: Home Language International Ltd.
  • Tax registration ID: 13185755

English Courses

General Language
Exam Preparation
Specialty Courses
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Comments about courses

Two students with the same language level, sharing the lessons and generally also a room: up to 10% discount, depending on the type of course and the duration of the stay.

If you do not arrive at the airport indicated on your family profile or if you arrive/leave the host family before 8:00 or after 20:00 charges will be increased. A supplement may be charged for late arrival and UM services (unaccompanied minors) if there is a lot of waiting time.


  • Any booking which includes Dec 24th, 25th or 26th (Christmas) or Dec 31st or Jan 1st (New Year) or Nov 25th (Thanksgiving): USD 165. If the stay includes both Christmas and New Year, the supplement is charged twice.
  • Close supervision (the teacher or an adult member of the family is at home at all times when the student is there): USD 170 per week. Compulsory for students aged 12 or under, optional for students under 18.
  • VIP programme (especially designed for people who would like a superior standard of meals and accommodation and a private bathroom): USD 400 per week.
  • The organisation welcomes students with physical disabilities (such as vision or hearing impairments), emotional or behavioural disorders (such as ADHD) or learning difficulties (such as dyslexia), provided the organiser is notified in advance. A supplement of USD 170 per week may be applied.

    Students must insure themselves against illness and accidents to themselves and third parties.

    Students aged 15 and under must book 2-way airport transfers unless they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

  • 5 Star Exclusive (ideal for senior executives)
  • Accommodation only, without lessons or activities
  • Lessons only, without accommodation or meals
  • Activities & accommodation, without lessons
Lesson duration
60 minutes
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home

Accreditations and Quality seals
English teacher qualifications
80% hold a university degree
80% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Study & Live in your Teacher's Home and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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Student Age

Minimum age of students
12 years

Airport transfer

Airport transfer
Best arrival airport is O\'Hare.
More information about airports around Chicago and how to get from the airport to Chicago on your own here on our Chicago page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa for travelling to USA and attending a language course.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.




Rating: 3.7/5.0

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Course: Standard Programme - 3 weeks
7. Aug. 2008

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