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TEACHER INFORMATION


LESSONS

Students choose in advance the number of hours individual tuition they require per week, (15, 20, 25 or 30). Lessons normally take place in the morning, Monday to Friday, unless otherwise agreed with the student and European Homestay .

Students are 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 Homestay  offers its students courses tailored to individual needs. This offers the teacher the flexibility to design a course with the student that meets their specific requirements for learning  the language they have chosen. This can be a very rewarding teaching experience.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN TEACHING ON A              EUROPEAN HOMESTAY  COURSE.

European Homestay  runs Intensive  Homestay courses in Europe, mainly in the UK, Ireland,  Italy,  France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Cyprus and Greece.

Our objective is to give students Total Immersion in the language and culture they have chosen to study wherever they have selected to homestay.

Students are welcomed into their teachers' homes where they experience life as part of the family together with an individual programme of intensive tuition. They usually make rapid progress due to the intensity of the courses.


EUROPEAN HOMESTAY  OFFERS COURSES ALL YEAR ROUND TO ALL AGES AND LEVELS OF STUDENTS IN SEVERAL COUNTRIES IN EUROPE.

In addition to General Language Courses in English, French, Italian and Spanish, 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 are:

• 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

• People of any age simply wishing to improve    their  language skills on a study holiday.

ACCOMMODATION

The student should be treated as a member of the family.

Teachers are expected to provide:

• Comfortable, adequately heated    study bedroom with    table, lamp, wardrobe and radio if possible.

• Light reading material which may be of  interest to the    student, such as  paperbacks,  newspapers, magazines

• Information about placesto visit in  your  local area.

• Three meals a day to include  breakfast,  dinner and a    light lunch.  All meals should be taken with the    teacher and, whenever possible, the family and friends.

• Facilities for laundry.


CONVERSATION

Conversation with the teacher and family outside lessons plays an equally important part in the progress made by the student, and many of our students have said how much they have learned in general conversation with native speakers.


We cannot stress enough how important it is for teachers to create a Total Immersion environment in the language the student has chosen to learn what ever the location.
SOME HOMESTAY STUDENTS CHOOSE TO STUDY  IN A PAIR OR SMALL GROUP.

We  offer 2:1 courses where two students live and learn together in your home.

This is popular with couples, members of the same family and friends.  

We also run small group homestay courses  for teachers with larger homes. Have a look at our Group Course pages to get further information.
We run Group Courses in English, French, Italian and Spanish.
LANGUAGE LEVEL
Most students arrive with at least a basic knowledge of the language they wish to learn, they are well motivated and a pleasure to teach.
However we do sometimes have beginners and all students are encouraged to bring dictionaries with them. The internet is a useful resource for this as well.
Generally we  cater to  the  needs of the student and design courses specifically to suit their requirements.