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Study & Live in your Teacher's HomeLondon, England UK

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

19 students - overall rating
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Price at School 1140£
From 1083£ 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).

English 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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4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Overall school rating of
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, London
School
Location of the school
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Facilities
3.3 

Rating: 3.3/5.0

Social activities
3.7 

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Organisation
3.5 

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Value for money
3.9 

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Other
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years (4 ratings)
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Students 18-30 years (3 ratings)
3.7 

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Students 31-49 years (7 ratings)
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Students 50+ years (5 ratings)
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

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

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
A good teacher only for me. I organized the course (hours and days).
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

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

Course: English and Shopping - 1 week
8. Feb. 2011
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
It's a course in the teacher's home not a school.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Insist on talking to the previous participants and have them tell you about the experience they are going to live with the same tutor's family.
Overall rating
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Value for money
City/place
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

School organization
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Other comments Procedure in my opinion incorrect - the last day - request to the participant for the final evaluation of the experience coordinated by the tutor. Especially if minors, they will NEVER give a genuine opinion in front of him.
Course: Culture + Language - 10hrs/week - 2 weeks
27. Jul. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Flexibility of the classes
Overall rating
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay Executive
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments I thing it would be useful to adjust the linguistic skills of the teachers to the level of the students.
Course: Standard Programme - 1 week
18. Jun. 2012
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Live in my teacher's home
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Sightseeing tours in London, however without company
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

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay Executive
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Organization and equipment of the school, free time cannot be discussed because of the living in the teacher's home.
Course: 30 hours + exam preparation course (= technical vocabulary) - 1 week
11. Aug. 2006
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
I was at my teacher
Overall rating
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Other comments The school didn
Course: Standard Programme - 2 weeks
15. Jul. 2011
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.

Study & Live in your Teacher's Home

Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOUNOSELWYSE/FIYTOASIC
English 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
Visa - logoMastercard - logoAmerican Express - logoBank Transfer - logo
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): GBP 110. 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): GBP 110 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): GBP 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 GBP 110 per week may be applied.
  • Airport transfer on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday: GBP 20 extra.

    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 English 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

London Heathrow Airport:
120 £ one way
240 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
120 £ one way
240 £ return (both ways)
London City Airport:
135 £ one way
270 £ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Heathrow, Gatwick.
More details about airports near London and how to travel independently from the airport to the city on our London page. For flight comparisons to London, we recommend using skyscanner.com.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions.
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.

Accommodation

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