- Minimum age : 8
Home tutoring courses are an exciting and effective way to learn a language. Live in your teacher’s home and receive personalized lessons adapted especially to your everyday needs. It guarantees you total immersion into the language. offer Closer Supervision (Cocooning) for students under 18 years old. This option guarantees that the teacher or an adult member of the family is around at all times, but does not guarantee specific activities. Expect to receive individual attention and experience total immersion into both language and culture.
Classes focus on improving the following main language skills :
These four skills are practically applied to learning about the local culture.
Contents of Course:
Depending on the needs and interests of the group, the course includes:
- oral comprehension
- role play
Open to all levels, from elementary to advanced language skills
It should be emphasized that students who maintain daily contact with their country of origin or their family (by email, telephone, texting or mail) typically have more problems adapting.
The cocooning option guarantees constant presence of the professor or an adult member of the family and it is obligatory for children under 18 years old.
If you are worried about becoming bored, you can opt for the course + sport program.
Who are our teachers?
Our teachers broadly fall into four categories:
- Teaching professionals who receive students during their vacations.
- Retired teachers who appreciate receiving students because it provides them with the opportunity of meeting people from different cultures.
- Housewives who have stopped teaching full-time
- Professionals, freelancers or not, awarded a diploma of higher education (whatever is their speciality) and trained to the HLI teaching method of education.
How is the appropriate teacher chosen for each student?
We try to get to know as best as possible our students and our host families in order to best match the students with professors who have and very often similar interests like golf, tennis, classical music and other hobbies. We recommend to our students that they sign up at least one month before they leave, so that we may select the most appropriate host family for them. However, we cannot guarantee perfectly matching the expressed wishes of the students, specifically concerning the composition of the host teacher’s family or even the location of the home.
Monitoring the students on site
We have, in each program region, a local correspondent who contacts the student a few days after his or her arrival to ensure that he or she is satisfied. All of our teachers know that sometimes the unexpected happens, although this situation is very rare, where the student must be moved to another home without creating unnecessary complications at the end of the first week of classes. Changes in host families are also possible in the case of the sickness or accident. Our regional directors have the necessary experience to effectively deal with such situations.