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What we offer

Standard Programme

Our most popular programme. You stay in your own room in an experienced teacher's home with full-board accommodation (3 meals a day) and choose from 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours of one-to-one language lessons per week. At an additional cost you can also choose from a wide range of options including private bathroom, closer supervision for younger students, language for business and more...

Programmes with Activities

Improve your language skills while having fun by choosing activities in addition to your language lessons! Practice your favorite Sport (or try a new one) with a coach, learn about the Culture (museums, castles and other famous places of cultural interest) or have cooking, dance or art lessons, go shopping or visit a theme park and much more with our Leisure programme. We also offer General Activities (activities decided between you and your teacher after you arrive), Farmstay, special Seasonal activities (Christmas/New Year etc.) and Fun Programmes (Teen, Children and 60+ Specials).

  • Sports programmes

    Language & 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.

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    Countries offering your sport

  • Culture programmes

    Language & 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 you a price!

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  • Leisure programmes

    Language & Leisure

    1 week full-board accommodation + 10 hours of language lessons + leisure activities (e.g. cooking, shopping, dancing, drawing etc.). The leisure activities (3 sessions of about an hour each unless mentioned otherwise) usually take place with your language teacher but may also be with a member of the host family or with a professional instructor.

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    Choose your leisure activity

    Destinations offering your activity

  • Farmstay programmes

    Farmstay

    Stay with your host family and experience life on a working farm.
    • Farmstay 1 includes: Full-board accommodation + 10 hours of farm activities + 10 hours of private English lessons per week
    • Farmstay 2 includes: Full-board accommodation + 10 hours of farm activities per week.
    Activities may vary according to the farm and the time of year and may include: fruit picking, vegetable picking, collecting eggs from hens, feeding the animals, milking the cows/goats, hay making, preparing firewood, working in the garden, preparing bedding for the animals.
    Farmstays 1 & 2 are available in Dublin, Cork and the Limerick region of Ireland and on request in New Zealand & Pennsylvania, USA.

  • Weekend English in France programme

    English in France - Weekend Course

    Total immersion weekend for students who wish to practise their English, prepare for an exam etc.
    • Full-board accommodation in your experienced teacher's home
    • 10 hours of tuition and/or practise (board games, role playing, debates and discussions)
    • Local visits or sports sessions can be added on request.
    Arrival on Friday evening and departure Sunday evening.

  • Holiday home tuition

    Holiday Home Tuition

    We can offer homestays for boarding school students during the school holidays (half-term, Easter, summer etc.). It is possible to book any of our programmes such as Accommodation Only, Standard Programme and to add an option such as exam preparation or specialised language vocabulary (related to school subjects).

  • General activities

    Language & General activities

    1 week full-board accommodation + private language lessons + general activities ( including activity expenses to cover transport, entrance fees etc. for the student and the accompanying person (£13, €15 or US$18 per hour). General activities are decided between you and your teacher after you arrive and may include (depending on the family location): Cinema, bowling, mini-golf, swimming pool, pub (over 18s!), restaurant, visiting a farm, cooking, local place of interest, local bus tour, shopping, picnic, arts & crafts, local market, town/countryside/beach/park walk, board games etc. Please let us know which activities are of particular interest to you as this will help us select the most suitable host family. You can choose the following combinations of lessons + general activities: 5 hours + 10 hours, 10 + 5, 10 + 10, 10 + 15, 15 + 5, 15 + 10 and 15 + 15. They are a very good way to practice your language skills outside lessons. Available in all destinations.

  • General activities without language lessons

    1 week full-board accommodation + 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours per week of general activities (cinema, bowling, mini-golf, swimming pool, pub (over 18s!), restaurant, visiting a farm, cooking, local place of interest, local bus tour, shopping, picnic, arts & crafts, local market, town/countryside/beach/park walk, board games etc. - depending on family location) decided between you and your host family after you arrive. All costs included. Available in all destinations.

  • Fun programmes

    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.
    Supplement for specialised vocabulary for school subjects (maths, history etc.) can be added on request. Families who are experienced in hosting and teaching teenage students are carefully selected. Pay the price of the 15 hours standard programme.
    60+ Special:
    • Full-board accommodation in your experienced teacher's home
    • 10 hours of language lessons based on your interests (current affairs, travelling, cooking, nature etc.), conversation in social situations etc.
    • Choice of 3 activities from going to the pub, local market, town/countryside/beach walks, cooking, local shopping, local place of interest. Supplements for private bathroom, business or specialised vocabulary (architecture, tourism, law etc.) can be added on request.
    Families are carefully chosen within your age group to match your own interests and background whenever possible. Pay the price of the 15 hours standard programme and benefit from the 5% discount for 60+. Please note only one discount can be claimed at any one time.
    Children Special: (5 to 12 years old included)
    • Full-board accommodation in your experienced teacher's home
    • 10 hours of language lessons which typically include alphabet songs, memory games, spelling games, story-telling, quizzes etc.
    • Choice of 3 activities from drawing/painting, games/board games, going to the town/park/beach (picnic weather permitting), local place of interest, baking.
    Families who are experienced in hosting and teaching young students are carefully selected. Pay the price of the 15 hours standard programme + cocooning option (closer supervision).

  • Seasonal programmes

    Language & Seasonal activities

    • Christmas Special: 10 hours of private English lessons + activities per week which typically include: Christmas meal, decorating the Christmas tree, Christmas fairs, Christmas lights/town decorations, carols, shopping etc.
    • New Year Special: 10 hours of private English lessons + activities per week which typically include: New Year meal, countdown, fireworks, town decorations/lights, shopping.
    Both programmes are available in the following countries: • Australia , • Canada, • Ireland, • Malta , • New Zealand, • UK & • USA
    • February: UK 10 hours of private English lessons and 3 activities (depending on area & availability) such as making (& eating!) pancakes, board games, visiting a local museum, cinema, bowling, shopping trip etc.
    • Easter: UK This programme is available for any stay that includes April 14th to April 17th. 10 hours of private English lessons and activities (depending on area & availability) which typically include decorating & painting Easter eggs, visiting a chocolate factory, Easter meal, shopping trip, egg hunting etc.
    • Halloween: This programme is available for any stay that includes October 31st. 10 hours of private English lessons and 3 activities (depending on area & availability) such as visiting a castle, pumpkin carving, shopping trip to see the Halloween decorations, ghost walk, making & decorating Halloween cup cakes etc.• UK & • USA

We also offer

  • Accommodation only

    Accommodation only

    Full or half-board accommodation with your host family. Enjoy your meals and friendly conversation but NO lessons or activities. 20% reduction per person for 2 guests sharing. You share a room unless otherwise requested. Minimum stay 1 week. This programme is particularly suitable for adults.

  • Lessons only

    Lessons only

    A teacher comes to you for your language lessons. Choose this option if you have already organised your own full-board accommodation and would like a teacher to come to you. Deduct £150, €200 or US$200 from the price of the 15, 20, 25 or 30-hour Standard Programme. You must stay in a large town offered by us and choose a minimum of 15 hours per week. A supplement for the teacher's transport may be charged.

  • Online lessons

    Online lessons

    Online English language lessons using Skype (other languages on request). £30, €35 or US$45 per session of 45 minutes for general English, business English or exam preparation. Special price of £25, €30 or US$40 per session when 10 lessons are booked and paid for in advance. You must have Skype and a microphone/headphones. Teaching material is included and sent electronically.

  • Online lessons

    English flying to you

    An English teacher comes to stay with you (at home, on holiday or on business trips). Offers intensive English teaching (business, exam preparation, family learning) for adults and children. Available on request. Please ask us for a quote

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