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Immersion Homestays in the UK

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Why choose an immersion homestay?

  • For all ages and language levels
  • Year-round, from 1 week
  • Stay with a qualified, experienced teacher
  • Guaranteed progress, fast
  • Total immersion - no chance to speak your first language
  • Private lessons from 2-6 hours per day
  • English & General Activities, Sports, Culture, Leisure


Total Immersion Language Tuition

Home tuition is a unique opportunity to experience your host culture as well as making rapid progress in a relaxed and friendly environment. Living with a qualified and experienced native teacher is a great way to learn about culture hands-on - from mealtimes to free time.

Choose from business, specialized or general courses or exam preparation, or make the most of one of the many activity programmes on offer (sports, culture and leisure activities.)

Our partner organization carefully screens its total immersion homestay teachers and works with tutors throughout France and Switzerland, making it easy to find the right tutor for you. All the tutors are experienced and qualified, and offer a warm and welcoming homestay experience as well as quality language lessons.


Advantages of Total Immersion

  • Région 1 : Birmingham, Blackpool, Lake District, Leicestershire, Newcastle, Northampton, Wales
  • Région 2 : Cornwall, Devon, Essex, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, Liverpool, Manchester, Yorskshire
  • Région 3 : Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire
  • Région 4 : Aberdeen, Belfast, Bristol, Dorset (Bournemouth), Edimbourg, Glasgow, Kent, Sussex
  • Région 5 : Cambridge, Londres, Oxford, Stratford

Teachers are not usually located in the centre of town. The quality and competence of the teacher over geographical location. We would kindly ask you to choose 3 regions of preference on your enrolment form.

  • Constant contact with the language

    With one-to-one lessons in a total immersion homestay, fast progress is guaranteed. You will be staying at your teacher's home without the opportunity to speak your first language, meaning you use the target language in a broad range of contexts and situations.

    Please note that total immersion stays require effort and motivation - being immersed in a foreign culture can be demanding!

    • Experienced, qualified tutors

    Our partner organization's teachers are experienced and qualified to teach their native language. They regularly take part in continuous professional development and their teaching methods are modern and specially tailored to one-to-one tuition.

    In addition, they are thoroughly screened and regularly inspected to check not only the quality of the ir lessons but the suitability of their homes.

    • A very warm welcome

    All the tutors are carefully interviewed and inspected to ensure they meet the highest standards of homestay accommodation. If you suffer from allergies or have special dietary requirements, or if you prefer a non-smoking or child-free home, please let us know at the time of booking.

    Thanks to an extensive network of qualified, vetted tutors, you will always be matched with the right tutor for you.

    • Specially tailored programmes

    • Reaching your goals: Immersion stays can be adapted to a broad range of goals and targets, whether you're looking to improve your French for work, prepare for an exam or specific event (conferences, travel abroad), refresh your knowledge of the language or make up any aspects of the language you've missed. Lessons are tailored to your specific needs and goals with a focus on improving your weak points and helping you make solid progress fast.

    • Quick results: One-on-one lessons make for faster progress, learning at your own pace - often faster and more efficient than learning in a group setting.

    • Supervision for young learners: Total immersion homestays are also ideal for young learners, who are well taken care of by our host families. Our "Cocooning" option is mandatory for under-15s and recommended for under-18s. This guarantees that the teacher or an adult member of the family is at home at all times when the student is there.

    • Group immersion: For 2 students with the same language level taking lessons together, we offer a 20% discount per person.


English courses: the basics

  • Lesson length: 60 minutes
  • Schedule: to be arranged with your teacher
  • Placement test: first day of lessons. An online test prior to departure is also available
  • Language level: all levels
  • Locations: Homestays are not usually located in the city centre. Teaching and accommodation quality are more important criteria than being centrally located. You will be asked to choose 3 preferred locations at the time of booking
  • Certificate of completion and progress report at the end of your stay (on request)
  • Options: specialised vocabulary, cocooning (mandatory for under-15s) (see below)
  • Qualifications: all the teachers hold a university degree and/or an equivalent qualification, and/or a recognised teaching certificate
  • Number of students per homestay: you will be the only student per homestay. Very rarely, one or two other students of a different nationality may be staying with your teacher.

Our partner organization

Home Language International, our partner organization, is amarket leader in total immersion home tuition. Since 1979, this family business has grown to establish ties with teachers in over 30 countries worldwide, offering homestays for an impressive 20 languages. Local organisers, located in each of the 110 regions covered, supervise the teacher network and ensure the quality of accommodation and courses.

English/English & Activities

We offer both standard language programmes and Language & Activities programmes, ideal for practising your target language in a broad range of situations.

  • English

    Choose from 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours of private language lessons per week.

    Optional extras

    • Specialized vocabulary/exam preparation
    • Cocooning
  • English & Activities

    This programme includes 10 hours of lessons per week plus 5 hours of general activities per week. You can decide on your activity schedule with your teacher on arrival. This programme is a good way to put your English into practice. All activity fees are included in the price (transport, entrance fees, etc.) Option available for all destinations.

    Some of the many activities available include:

    • Cinema outings
    • Shopping
    • Bowling
    • City walks
    • Restaurant outings
    • Visit to a local farm
    • Cooking
    • Picnics
    • Board games
    • DIY

    Especially recommended for young learners. This is a fun way to learn the language and reap the rewards by practising during fun and engaging activities. You can also choose 15 hours of lessons plus activities and/or 10 or 15 hours of activities (additional fees apply.)

  • English & Sport

    1 week full-board accommodation + 10 hours of language lessons + 3 private sessions of sport (unless mentioned otherwise) typically of 1 hour (this may be longer if you join a group of students at a similar level). Sports sessions usually take place with a professional instructor but may also be with a member of the host family (when a suitable member is available) or with the local organiser. Important: You must insure against illnesses and accidents to yourself or third parties. Remember to indicate your sport level on the enrolment form.

    • Acrobranch

      • Isle of Wight (2 x 2H)
      • Manchester (2 x 2H)
    • Rowing

      • Berkshire
      • Cambridge
      • Oxfordshire (2 x 2H)
    • Badminton

      • Dorset (Bournemouth)
      • Londres
      • Oxfordshire
      • Sussex
    • Basketball

      • Manchester
    • Canoeing

      • Cornwall
      • Devon
      • Dorset (Bournemouth)
      • Manchester
    • Horseriding

      • Bedfordshire
      • Berkshire
      • Birmingham
      • Cornouailles
      • Devon
      • Dorset
      • Édimbourg
      • Essex
      • Glasgow
      • Gloucestershire
      • Hampshire South
      • Hertfordshire
      • Isle of Wight
      • Kent
      • Lincolnshire
      • Londres
      • Manchester
      • Oxfordshire (3 x 45 min)
      • Scottish Borders
      • Shropshire
      • Stratford
      • Surrey
      • Sussex
      • Wiltshire South
      • Worcestershire/Herefordshire

      Includes private lessons, transport to and from the riding arena.

    • Climbing

      • Edinburgh
      • Lincolnshire
      • Manchester
    • Fitness, Yoga, Zumba

      • Edinburgh (Yoga)
      • Berkshire (16+, Zumba)
      • Cambridgeshire (Yoga, Pilates)
      • East Kent (16+, Yoga, Keep Fit)
      • Isle of Wight (Gym, Fitness)
      • Oxfordshire (16+, Yoga, Zumba)
      • Sussex (Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, Tai-Chi)
    • Football

      • Cambridge (2 x 3H - Seulement pendant les vacances scolaires anglaises)
      • Cornwallis
      • Devon
      • Manchester (moins de 15 ans seulement)
    • Golf

      • Berkshire
      • Birmingham
      • Cambridge
      • Cornwall
      • Devon
      • Dorset
      • Gloucestershire
      • Hampshire South
      • Kent
      • Lincolnshire
      • Londres
      • Oxford
      • Shropshire
      • Stratford
      • Surrey
      • Sussex
      • Worcestershire/Herefordshire (2 x 1h30)

      Includes golf kit rent (clubs, balls), golf course rent, individual sessions (approx. 1 hour in length), practice, transport to and from the golf course

    • Go-Karting

      • Kent North
      • Surrey (3 x 30 minutes)
    • Kayaking

      • Cornwall
      • Devon
      • Dorset
    • Swimming:

      • Cornwall
      • Devon
      • Dorset
      • Hampshire South
      • Kent West
      • Manchester
      • Sussex
    • Windsurfing:

      • Dorset (session length varies depending on level)
      • Gloucestershire (2 x 2H)
      • Isle of Wight (2 x 2H)
      • North Kent (beginners only - 1 x 2H taster session and 1 x 1H private lesson)
      • Lincolnshire
    • Fishing:

      • Aberdeen (river fishing - 2 half-days)
      • Cornwall (2 x 2H)
      • Devon
      • Isle of Wight (line fishing - 2 x 3H)
    • Skiing:

      • Edinburgh (Skiing or Snowboarding)
      • North Kent
    • Squash :

      • Oxfordshire
    • Surfing:

      • Cornwall
      • Devon (2 x 2H)
      • Dorset (Bournemouth) : (2 x 2H - Beginners only)
      • Isle of Wight (3 x 2H group lessons - Surfing or Bodyboarding)
      • Newcastle
    • Tennis:

      • Berkshire
      • Birmingham
      • Cambridge
      • Cornwall
      • Devon
      • Dorset
      • Edinburgh
      • Essex
      • Glasgow
      • Hampshire South
      • Hertfordshire
      • Isle of Wight
      • Kent
      • Lincolnshire
      • London
      • Manchester
      • Oxfordshire
      • Shropshire
      • Surrey
      • Sussex
      • Wiltshire South
    • Cycling:

      • Cornwall (2 x 2H30)
      • Devon (2 x 2H30)
      • Dorset (2 x 2H30)
      • Manchester (3 x 1H30)
    • Sailing:

      • Cornwall
      • Devon
      • Gloucestershire (2 x 2H)
      • Isle of Wight (2 x 2H)
      • Newcastle
  • English & Culture

    1 week full-board accommodation + 10 hours of language lessons + cultural activities (e.g. visits to museums, castles and other famous places of cultural interest). Cultural activities usually take place with your language teacher but can take place with any member of the host family. If you can't find exactly what you want in our cultural programmes, tell us what you would like to do and we'll give

  • Aberdeen Choose 3 visits from the following: Maritime Museum Aberdeen, University of Aberdeen and St Machar Cathedral, Art Gallery, Museum Godron's Highlander, Distilerie Glendronach Whisky (one of the oldest in Scotland) Johnstons of Elgin (discovery of the manufacture of tweek and cashmere) and the Visitors Centre Dean (discovery of the production of national Scottish biscuit: shortbread)

    • Bath: Choose 3 visits from the following: Roman Baths, Assembly Rooms & Fashion Museum, Shopping in Bath Centre, Bath's Georgian Architecture (including the Circus & Queen Square), The Crescents of Bath, Royal Victoria Park & Botanical Gardens, Jane Austen's Museum & Pulteney Street (where she lived), a Bath walk (Canal walk, Skyline walk, Ghost walk or Comedy walk), Prior Park Landscape, Museum of Bath Architecture, Beckford's Tower & Museum, Herschel Museum of Astronomy, American Museum in Britain, Bath Postal Museum, Holburne Museum

    • Berkshire/Buckinghamshire: Choose a trip to London, Oxford or Windsor + 1 activity from the 'close to home' list: Uxbridge Shopping Mall or other shopping venues close to family home, Bekonscot model village, Roald Dahl Museum (under 15s only), Absolutely Karting Maidenhead, Spitfire Simulator & Air Transport Auxiliary, Animal Rangers Holyport, Boulter's Lock & Ray Mill Island, Windsor boat trip

    • Birmingham: Choose 3 visits from the following: Millenium Point (Science Museum/3D Cinema/Planetarium), Dudley Zoo and Castle, Black Country Living & Working Museum, Sea Life centre, trip to Stratford, visit to Birmingham City centre, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Aston Hall, Jewellery Quarter Museum, Lichfield Cathedral & town

  • Blackpool / North Lancashire: Blackpool Tower, the Sea Life Centre, Madame Tussauds

    • Bristol Choose 3 visits from the following: SS Great Britain, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Boat Tour, Church of St. Mary Redcliff, Cabot Tower, Bristol City Docks, Bristol Cathedral, Bristol museum and gallery, Shopping (Cabot Circus Clifton Village or Bristol Shopping Quarter), Bristol Zoo, M Warehouse, Bristol Aquarium, Arnolfini Gallery of Contemporary Art, Architecture Centre

    • Cambridge: Choose 3 visits from the following: Cambridge University Colleges, Shopping at The Grand Arcade, Punting tour on the river Cam, Open top bus tour of Cambridge with sightseeing tour guide, Ely Town & Cathedral, The American War Cemetery, Anglesey Abbey, Audley End House, Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, The Centre for Computing History, Duxford Imperial War Museum, The Fitzwilliam Museum, The Folk Museum, Grantchester Village including the famous Orchard Tea Garden, The Henry Moore foundation, King's College Chapel, Scott Polar Museum, Wimpole Hall Estate, The Museum of Zoology

    • Cornwall: Choose 3 visits from the following: Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro Cathedral, Pendennis Castle, Restormel Castle, Tintagel Castle, Newquay Zoo, Lands End Experience, Eden project, Falmouth Maritime Museum, Poldark Mine, Minack Theatre, St Michael's Mount, Screech Owl Sancturary, The lost gardens of Heligan, Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre

  • Devon: Choose 3 visits from the following: Paignton Zoo, Zoo Dartmoor, Museums, Pennywell Farm, wildlife centers, Grotto of Kents, historic castles, Living Coast Greenway, Burgh Island Falls Becky, Morwellham Quay, Plymouth Aquarium

    • Dorset (Bournemouth) : Choose 3 visits from the following: Bournemouth beach, the Russell-Cotes Museum, the balloon Bournemouth, Christchurch, Hengistbury Head and Mudeford Spit, Wimborne Minster and Model Town, the Museum of Thomas Hardy, Kingston Lacy House, Poole Harbour and its docks, beach Sandbanks, Compton Acres, Lulworth Cove, Kimmeridge and Swanage.

    • Edinburgh: Choose 3 visits from the following: Edinburgh Zoo or Edinburgh Castle or The Royal Yacht Britannia, Gorgie City Farm, Shopping (George Street, Multrees Walk or the West End), Rosslyn Chapel, Museum of Scotland, National Museum, Museum of Childhood, People's Story, Trinity House Maritime Museum, National Art Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Modern Art. For over 18s: Pub tour, Whisky tasting

      • N.B. during the Edinburgh Festival (3rd of August - 7th of September) you must choose a programme with at least 15 hours of lessons + 10 hours of activities (expenses included)
    • East Kent: Choose 3 visits from the following: Dover Castle, Walmer Castle, Canterbury City Tour (including shopping, Canterbury tales & the Cathedral), The Smallest Steam Railway, a Zoo, a Wildlife Park, Broadstairs (including Dickens House Museum & Botany Bay), Margate (including Turner Gallery, boutiques & artisan shops), Folkestone (including the Creative Corner shops & cafes with artist workshops & galleries), Quex park Museum, Battle of Britain Museum, White Cliffs Walk, Transport Museum, Lighthouse & museum, Rye, Battle

    • Glasgow: Choose 3 visits from the following: Glasgow Science Centre, Sharmanka Kinetic theatre (static statues), The Ghost Walk of Glasgow, Shopping in Glasgow's Style Mile, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Gallery of Modern Art, Burrell Collection, Museum of Transport, Glasgow Cathedral & The Crypt of Saint Mungo, Charles Rennie Mackintosh Experience, University of Glasgow, House for an Art Lover, The Hunterian, The Lighthouse (Scotland's Centre for design & architecture), The Mackintosh House, The Mackintosh Church, Ruchill Church Hall, Scotland Street School Museum, Willow Tea Rooms. For the Football fans: Visit of Ibrox Stadium (home of the Glasgow Rangers), Hampden Park (Scotland's National Stadium), The Football Museum & the Stadium (+ score a goal on the field!)

  • Gloucestershire: Choose 3 visits from the following: Festival (horse racing, performing arts, music, poetry, comedy, literature, science, jazz, Gourmet, depending on the time of year and the student's wishes) Cotswold villages, Sudeley Castle Berkeley or Warwick, Ragley Hall, Blenheim Palace, Cribbs Mall Causeway, Puzzlewood, Rugby Stadium Kingsholm, Clearwell Caves, Dean Heritage Centre, Museum Cotswold Motoring, The Wildson (art and architecture) , Hidcote Manor Gardens or Jardins Kiftsgate

    • Liverpool: Choose 2 visits from the following: 1. Liverpool FC tour or Blue Planet Aquarium. 2. River Explorer (Ferry) + Spaceport 3. Planetarium + World Museum 4. Albert Dock: Maritime Museum + Slavery Museum or Tate Gallery 5. Beatles Tour (inside the homes of John Lennon & Paul McCartney)

    • London :

      • London 1: Choose 3 visits from list B

      • London 2 :Choose 1 visit from list A + 2 visits from list B

      • London 3 :Choose 2 visits from list A + 1 visit from list B

      • London 4 : Choose 3 visits from list A

    • List A: Madame Tussauds, London Aquarium, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, London Eye, London Dungeon (age 13+), Ripley's Believe it or Not, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Westminster Abbey

    • List B: British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Museum of London, The Monument, Tate Modern, Charles Dickens Museum, Sherlock Holmes Museum, National Gallery, Covent Garden, Camden Market, Piccadilly Circus/Oxford Street/Regent Street, Harrods, M&M's® World, Abbey Road, Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

      • London 5: Choose 2 musicals according to dates & availability
    • Manchester: Sea Life Centre OR Manchester United FC + choice of 2 visits from Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester Museum, City Art Gallery, Trafford Shopping Centre

    • Oxfordshire: Choose 3 visits from the following: Blenheim Palace, Oxford University Tour, Oxford Bike Tour, Harry Potter Tour of Oxford, Inspector Morse Tour, Tour C.S. Lewis's Home, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Bicester Village Outlet Shopping Centre, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Natural History Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford Science Museum, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford Botanic Garden, Waterperry Gardens, Rural Walk, Didcot Railway Centre

  • Scottish Borders: A full day excursion to Edinburgh with crossing breathtaking scenery and visit the city center of Edinburgh.

    • Stratford: Shakespeare's House, Warwick Castle, Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre

    • Yorkshire North : Choose 3 visits from the following: York Minster, Yorvik Viking Centre, York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum, National Railway Museum, River Cruise to Bishopthorpe Palace, Yorkshire Air Museum, City Walls Walk, Archaelogical dig.

    • Other regions: Hampshire South, Kent North et West, Lake District, Lincolnshire, Newcastle, Northampton, Sussex, Wales South.

English & Leisure Activities

This programme includes 10 hours of lessons plus 3 leisure activities per week, entrance fees and transport to and from the activities. Leisure activities are individual and will be lead by your language teacher, an industry professional or a member of the host family.

  • Flower Arranging:

    • Birmingham
    • Kent East
    • Oxfordshire (2 x 2H)
    • Startford (2 x 2H)
  • Cookery:

    • Berskshire/Buckinghamshire (Cooking or Baking)
    • Birmingham
    • Cambridge
    • Devon
    • Hampshire South
    • Kent East / West
    • London
    • Oxfordshire
    • Stratford
    • Sussex

      5 hours of traditional English cookery with your instructor.

  • Scary Tours:

    • London: London Dungeon, Ghost Walking Tour, Sherlock Holmes Museum
    • Edinburgh: Choose 3 visits from the following: The Real Mary King’s Close, Ghost Bus Tour, Mercat Tours, Edinburgh Dungeons
  • Shopping

    • London: Choose 2 shopping outings from the following: Carnaby Street, Covent Garden, Harrods, Camden Market, Portobello Road (depending on family location)
    • Also available in Birmingham, Glasgow, Kent East, Kent North, Lincolnshire, Northampton. Contact us for more details on each destination
  • Theme Parks

    • Buckinghamshire/Berkshire: une journée à Legoland avec votre professeur.

    • Isle of Wight: Choose 2 from the following: Robin Hill Newport, Blackgang Chine et Alum Bay

    • London: Full-day excursion to Chessington World of Adventures or Thorpe Park

    • Also available in Blackpool, Cornwall, Devon, Lincolnshire. Contact us for more details on each destination.
  • Music:

    • Essex: 3 hours of music classes with a professional music instructor
    • Hertfordshire: Different instruments
    • Isle of Wight: Piano, flute, clarinet, guitar, saxophone, violin (3 x 45 min)
    • Lincolnshire: vocals, piano, keyboard, guitar, violin
    • Manchester: piano
  • Dance:

    • Dorset (Bournemouth): 3 hours: Ballroom, street dance, ballet, Scottish country etc -Kent North: modern, classical or jazz
    • Lincolnshire: street dance, freestyle, Latin American, rock and roll: private lessons mixing and group classes

      • Painting/Drawing/Pottery
    • Cambridge (painting, drawing)

    • Dorset : (painting, drawing, pottery 2 x 2 hours)
    • Wiltshire South : (painting, drawing 2 x 2 hours)
  • Tea:

    • Cambridge, Oxfordshire, Stratford: 1 traditional English Tea at the family home & 1 typical Cream Tea in a local tea room
    • Isle of Wight: 1 English Cream Tea in a traditional tea room & 1 English High Tea in a prestigious establishment
    • Kent East: 1 traditional English Tea at the family home & 1 typical Cream Tea in a local tea room
    • Kent North: 1 traditional English Tea at the family home & 1 typical Cream Tea in a local tea room
    • London: 1 English Cream Tea in a traditional tea room & 1 English High Tea in a prestigious establishment
    • Wiltshire South : 2 visits to typical tea rooms
  • Theatre: 2 plays

    • Cambridge
    • Oxfordshire

Optional extras

  • Exam Preparation Courses/Business and Specialized Vocabulary

    Your teacher will design a course to prepare you for an exam. Please note that you must bring your own material, books, previous exam papers and any other material you need to prepare for the exam.

    Specialised vocabulary: designed for students who need to improve their professional language skills. Specialised vocabulary with technical terms in areas such as business, medicine, engineering, law, computing, architecture, tourism etc. can sometimes be provided on request. Please note that the teachers are not actual engineers, doctors, lawyers etc.

    Additional fees: see Dates & Prices 2018 tab

  • Cocooning

    Closer supervision for students under 18. This guarantees that the teacher or an adult member of the family is at home at all times when the student is there. This option does not guarantee activities. Please note that students aged 15 or under MUST take the cocooning option and it is highly recommended for under 18s.

    Additional fees: see Dates & Prices 2018 tab

  • Language & Fun: Teen Special: (13 to 17 years old included) • Full-board accommodation in your experienced teacher's home • 10 hours of language lessons based on your interests (sports, hobbies, idols etc.), internet videos, music/ film/sports projects, role playing, debates, writing a diary etc. • Choice of 3 activities from local shopping, going to the town/park/beach, board/video games, local place of interest, cooking a typical dish • 1 hour's daily homework/project to do in your free time which is corrected during lesson time.

    Additional fees: see Dates & Prices 2018 tab

  • Special diets

    We welcome students who need special diets provided we are notified in detail of these in advance. If these diets involve the host family making extra arrangements (such as a gluten-free diet) a supplement will be charged.

    Additional fees: see Dates & Prices 2018 tab

    • Special needs We welcome students with physical disabilities (such as vision or hearing impairments), emotional or behavioural disorders (such as ADHD) or learning difficulties (such as dyslexia) provided we are notified of these in advance.

    Additional fees: see Dates & Prices 2018 tab

  • VIP

    This option is specially designed for people who enjoy a very comfortable standard of living at home and who require extra comfort when they come to stay with a host family. You can expect a superior standard of accommodation and meals. VIP stays always include a private bathroom and VIP students can be sure that their teacher has plenty of experience hosting this type of student and knows how to satisfy their requirements.

    Additional fees: 100% of your chosen programme

  • VIP for Young Learners

    This option is specially designed for people who enjoy a very comfortable standard of living at home and who require extra comfort when they come to stay with a host family. You can expect a superior standard of accommodation and meals. VIP stays always include a private bathroom and VIP students can be sure that their teacher has plenty of experience hosting this type of student and knows how to satisfy their requirements.

    Additional fees: 100% of your chosen programme

  • Two students sharing

    If you choose to share lessons with a second student you must come with someone who has the same language level as you and on the same dates. You share lessons, activities (if applicable) and also share a room unless otherwise requested. Please complete 2 booking forms - one for each student - and write the name of the person you are sharing with.

  • Discount: 20% discount for each student

  • Christmas/New Year

    Any bookings which include Dec 24th, 25th or 26th (Christmas) or Dec 31st or Jan 1st (New Year) are subject to an additional fee. If your stay includes both Christmas and the New Year the supplement is only charged once. N.B. This supplement does not include activities

Additional fees: see Dates & Prices 2018 tab

Dates & Prices 2018

Dates 2018

Course start dates: every week, year-round

Prices 2018

Programme price -

During the summer period (July & August), a programme of minimum 15 hours is required.

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Standard programme - price per week
Destinations10 hours15 hours20 hours25 hours30 hours
1 : Birmingham, Blackpool, Lake District640 £670 £780 £865 £1,055 £
1 : Leicestershire, Newcastle, Northampton, Wales640 £670 £780 £865 £1,055 £
2 : Cornwall, Devon, Essex, Gloucester, Isle of Wight655 £685 £795 £880 £1,070 £
2 : Liverpool, Manchester, Yorskshire655 £685 £795 £880 £1,070 £
3 : Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire670 £700 £810 £895 £1,085 £
4 : Aberdeen, Belfast, Bristol, Dorset (Bournemouth)720 £750 £860 £945 £1,135 £
4 : Edimbourg, Glasgow, Kent, Sussex720 £750 £860 £945 £1,135 £
5 : Cambridge, Londres, Oxford, Stratford815 £845 £955 £1,040 £1,250 £
Combined programmes
Programme/Price per week depending on the regionRegion 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4 Region 5 
English & Activities
10 hours classes + 5 hours of activities (standard)780 £795 £810 £860 £955 £
10 hours of class + 10 hours of activities955 £970 £985 £1,035 £12,105 £
10 hours of class + 15 hours of activities 1,130 £1,145 £1,160 £1,210 £1,305 £
15 hours of class + 5 hours of activities 890 £905 £920 £970 £1,065 £
15 hours of class + 10 hours of activities1,065 £1,080 £1,095 £1,145 £1,240 £
15 hours of class + 15 hours of activities1,295 £1,310 £1,325 £1,375 £1,470 £
English (10 hours) & Sport
Basketball, Canoeing, Cycling, Fitness, Football765 £780 £795 £845 £940 £
Kayak, Swimming or Zumba765 £780 £795 £845 £940 £
Badminton, Fishing, Go-Kart, Golf,855 £870 £885 £935 £1,030 £
Horse riding, Sailing, Skiing, Squash, Tennis, Surfing855 £870 £885 £935 £1,030 £
English (10 chours) & Culture
10 hours of class + visites as described780 £795 £810 £860 £955 £
*Except London, see below
English (10 hours) and Excursions
Cooking, shopping, Tea700 £715 £730 £780 £875 £
Pottery, Dancing, Drawing, Flower arranging, Harry Potter760 £775 £790 £840 £935 £
Music, Paintball, Painting, Scary Tours, Theatre 760 £775 £790 £840 £935 £
Edinburgh - during the Edinburgh festical
From 27/07 - 27/08/2018Minimum 15 hours of classes & 10 hours activities
Price per week1,110 £
10 hours of English & visits depending on the chosen courseProg. 1Prog. 2Prog. 3Prog. 4Prog. 5
Price per week940 £1,025 £1,075 £1,150 £1,295 £
Optional extras
Special diet110 £
Exam prep/Business/Special vocabulary95 £
Cocooning (mandatory for ages 15 and under)110 £
Private bathroom125 £
Christmas/New year (once)95 £
Special care - handicap, dyslexia120 £
Extra night
Option depending on regionRegion 1Region 2Region 3Region 4Region 5
Price of a night70 £70 £70 £75 £90 £
Transfer from nearest airport/station - per journey*
Nearest airport/station95 £
Extra for transfer on Easter Sunday/Monday20 £
An extra fee might be asked of you if you do not arrive at the nearest possible station/airport.

*Return journey is mandatory for those aged 16 and under.

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Single room, homestay at your teacher's house
  • Course materials
  • Full board
  • Assistance from the local organiser
  • Placement test, certificat of completion and progress report (on request)
  • If your chosen programme includes activities: 10 hours of lessons, 5 hours or 3 sessions of the chosen activity, including entrance fees and transport
  • All taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to your chosen destination
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional extras (Specialised Vocabulary, Exam Preparation, Cocooning, VIP accommodation)
  • Christmas/New Year extras (24, 25, 26, 31 December, 1 January)
  • Transportation in and around your chosen destination
  • Optional activities
  • Extra nights
  • Exam fees, where applicable
  • Visa fees
  • Optional insurance


  • Travel Together Get 20% discount on the second student that joins the same program and 25% on the third and fourth student.

  • Senior Students aged 60 years and older get an additional discount of 5% on the entire stay between May and October.

  • Accompanying person: full-board accommodation for a second person who comes with you and shares your room but does not have lessons or activities. 20% discount for the second person aged 4 or over, 75% discount for children under 4 years old

Practical Information


Arrivals: Sunday

Departures: Sunday

(7 nights - some teachers are flexible on arrival and departure days)

  • Arrival airports and train stations:

Information about the nearest airport or station will be provided with the details on your teacher and host family. You will be picked up and dropped off by your host family, local organiser or by a private driver (usually by car, though occasionally by public transport).

If you decide to travel to an alternative airport or station, or if you arrive before 8:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m., an additional fee will be charged. Students under 16 must book pick-up and drop-off, except if you inform us in advance that they are accompanied by their parents.

Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, see price list)

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course (approximately 8 days after we receive your deposit).

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.

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