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Study & Live in your Teacher's HomeFlorence, Italy

4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

9 students - overall rating
Pay less than booking at the school
Price at School 1330€
From 1264€ per week
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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).

Italian Courses

General Language
Junior
Business
Exam PreparationWhy exam preparation courses are excellent for optimum progress
Language Plus Activity
Specialty Courses

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes

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Student opinions about Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, Florence

4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Overall school rating of
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, Florence
School
Location of the school
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Facilities
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Social activities
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Organisation
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Value for money
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Other
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years (1 rating)
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Students 18-30 years (1 rating)
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Students 31-49 years (3 ratings)
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Students 50+ years (4 ratings)
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Home stay is the best way to study a foreign language. I am really glad that I did it this time. I spoke only Italian during the stay.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Private bathroom supplement
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Italian lessons and cultural activities 1 [Italian] - 1 week
11. Jun. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
I feel that living at your teacher's home forces me to use the language, and gives more flexibility on learning.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss For more speaking opportunities, maybe a younger teacher or a teacher with family would be better options. My teacher was kind but lives alone and no visitors during my stay so I did not have much chance to interact with others.
Overall rating
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Other comments The web always says available but should not book last minute.
Course: Standard Programme 15 - 1 week
23. Sep. 2017
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The fact, that you live and study at your teacher´s home. The most effective way to learn a language.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Definitely book "Study & Live in your Teacher`s home" - it doesn`t get any better.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments It would be nice if the teachers would do some more activities with the student. Means: show the surrounding, country and people, places of interest. It is something different when a local does these things than when you do it by yourself. Apart from that everything was perfect.
Course: Standard Programme - 2 weeks
27. Sep. 2010
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teacher and family were PERFECT for me, I could not have wished for a better match!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay Executive
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Living in the teacher's home is the best way to be immersed in the language.
Course: Standard Programme 15 + 10 hrs Activities  - 1 week
19. Apr. 2015
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
I like Marina. She is a fun lady. I enjoyed talking and spending time with her.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss You may want to spend a longer time to live and study with the teacher. I only did one week, too short.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Italian lessons and cultural activities - 1 week
1. Sep. 2015
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teacher Graziella Zocchi
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments the best family possible
Course: Standard Programme - 1 week
18. Apr. 2010
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.

Study & Live in your Teacher's Home

Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOUNOSELWYSE/FIYTOASIC
Italian teacher qualifications
80% hold a university degree
80% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at
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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Year of school foundation
1979
Legal name/parent company
Home Language International Ltd. | Tax registration ID: 13185755

Student Age

Minimum age of students
18 years
5 years for specific Junior courses

Information for all courses offered by Study & Live in your Teacher's Home

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.
Comments about courses

Standard arrival and departure on SUNDAYS.

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.

SUPPLEMENTS:

  • Any booking which includes Dec 24th, 25th or 26th (Christmas) or Dec 31st or Jan 1st (New Year): EUR 160. 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): EUR 165 per week. Compulsory for students aged 13 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): EUR 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 EUR 165 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.

    ALSO AVAILABLE:
  • 5 Star Exclusive (ideal for senior executives)
  • Accommodation only, without lessons or activities
  • Lessons only, without accommodation or meals
  • Activities & accommodation, without lessons
Lessons needed per Italian language level
Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Airport transfer

Pisa International Airport:
105 € one way
210 € return (both ways)
Florence Peretola Airport:
105 € one way
210 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Florence.
More details about airports near Florence and how to travel independently from the airport to the city on our Florence page. For flight comparisons to Florence, we recommend using skyscanner.com.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
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.

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