European Homestay runs Intensive Homestay courses in Europe, mainly in the UK, IRELAND, ITALY, FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, SWITZERLAND, CYPRUSAND GREECE. Ourobjective is to give you Total Immersion in the language and culture you have chosen to study wherever you have selected to homestay. Most students arrive with at least a basic knowledge of the language they wish to learn. Whatever their level European Homestay Teachers give them their undivided attention and students make considerable progress. We do also have students at beginner level. You arewelcomed into your teacher’s home where you will experience life as part of the family together withan individual programme of intensive tuition. On this type of course you make rapid progress due to the intensity and personalised aspect of the courses.
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In addition to General Language Courses in ENGLISH, FRENCH, ITALIANANDSPANISH, students may choose to study Business, Academic, Exam preparation and Technical Language Courses in the language of their choice. The average length of stay is two weeks but some students particularly those on Academic and Exam courses can homestay for several months. Our students come from all walks of life. Our students can be:
Young adults who may be preparing for Exams Business professionals wishing to improve their communication skills for their work; International students in Independent schools needing to improve their language for Academic purposes
European Homestay students live in their teachers’ homes and develop a geniune rapport with the teacher, family and friends. This is vital in facilitating geniune conversation outside lessons; invaluable in improving on fluency in the language. The location of the homestay makes no difference to the converstational opportunities that the student will have as 99% of the conversation is with the teacher, family and friends. You will have found through experience that it is extremely difficult to have an actual conversation with complete strangers such as waiters or bus drivers in any country. English being an international language is spoken everywhere so if the student wishes to speak English outside the home with strangers there is that possibility as well even outside the UK.
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Conversation with the teacher and family outside lessons plays an equally important part in the progress you make and many of our students have said how much they have learned in general conversation with native speakers. All our teachers create a Total Immersion environment in the language and location that you have chosen. We cannot stress enough that whichever location you choose you will be able to speak the language you are learning practically 24/7. The conversations will be more intense and productive as you will be talking to people that you can develop a good rapport and friendship with.
You choose in advance the number of hours individual tuition you require per week, (15, 20, 25 or 30). Lessons normally take place in the morning, Monday to Friday, unless otherwise agreed with you and European Homestay. You will be provided with a course book and student book although teachers usually supplement courses with their own teaching materials to make for a more enjoyable and dynamic course. European Homestaywill offer you a course tailored to your individual needs and meets your specific requirements for learning in the language that you have chosen.
You will be treated as a member of the family.
You will be provided with: Comfortable, adequately heated study bedroom with table, lamp, wardrobe and radio. Light reading material which is of interest to the student, eg paperbacks, newspapers, magazines Information about places to visit in the local area. Three meals a day to include breakfast, dinner and a light lunch. All meals are taken with the teacher and, whenever possible, the family and friends as well. Facilities for laundry.