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Home Language International Brazil

Address: R. Mont Alverne, 38 - Santo Cristo Rio de Janeiro - RJ 20220-180

Description Home Language International Brazil

  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Founded: 1979
  • Type of education: individual
  • Type of accommodation: family (full board)
  • Language of instruction: Portuguese.

The linguistic school Home Language International was founded in 1979 and for over 40 years has been offering language programs with family living in 20 languages in more than 30 countries. Students live, study in the teacher’s house, attend individual language lessons, have breakfast, lunch, have dinner with their family, use the language in their free time, sharing the daily life of the family.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Home Language International Brazil

Program name
from 1 190 $ / 15 lessons

Classic language program

Classic Language Program is an original and popular course that completely immerses students in the studied language and culture. Students are provided with full board accommodation, private Portuguese lessons, free time outside the lessons for independent language learning, participation in the daily life of the host family.

The program includes:

  • Full board in the teacher’s house
  • 15-30 hours of private lessons per week.
from 1 280 $ / 15 lessons

Language Program with Activities

Language Program with Activities offers a unique opportunity to immediately apply acquired language skills. Activities include visiting local attractions, national parks, shopping, cooking traditional dishes, afternoon tea, bowling, minigolf, swimming, board games. This will depend on the location of the family, local events, as well as personal preferences of the participants.

The course includes:

  • Full board in the teacher’s house
  • 10-25 hours of individual language lessons per week
  • 5-20 hours of events, including entrance fees, transportation.

Language Program with Cultural Excursions

Language Program with Cultural Excursions combines a language course with travel, sightseeing, learning about Brazilian customs. The cultural program usually includes 3 trips with a teacher or any adult family member. The choice of places to visit will depend on the location of the family and personal preferences. All excursions are conducted in the language being studied, so training continues after the completion of the lessons.

The course includes:

  • Full board in the teacher’s house
  • 10-25 hours of individual linguistic lessons per week
  • 3 cultural visits, including transportation costs, entrance fees for the student and accompanying person.

Accommodation, housing and food

Program participants are accommodated in the teacher’s house, use all the amenities available in the house, live in a separate room, have breakfast, lunch, dinner with their family.

Cost of living:

  • Pension - $ 805 / week.
  • Half board - $ 721 / week.

Homestay varies from 1 to 2-3 weeks, includes from 10 to 25 hours of individual lessons with or without events. Some teachers accept students all year round, others only during school holidays. Host families range from traditional - with two adults and one or more children - to single parent families, young couples without children, couples of mature age, people who live alone.

Events Home Language International Brazil

Home Language International offers the following facilities to visit:

  • Botanical Garden
  • Trekking in the Tijuki Forest
  • Rio Museum of Art
  • National Museum of Fine Arts
  • Modern Art Museum
  • Museum to Amanhan (Museum of Tomorrow)
  • Cultural Center Banco do Brazil
  • Lapa District
  • City Walking Tour
  • Ipanema
  • Leblon (trendy beach areas)
  • Soccer match at Maracana Stadium.


  • HLI provides the opportunity to live in a family, to practice the language individually with a qualified teacher during and after classes - this is the fastest and most effective way to learn Portuguese.
  • The full immersion program allows you to learn not only in the lessons, but also in practice during meals, classes or everyday family life.
  • All HLI teachers are native speakers with teacher qualifications (Tesol, Celta, PGCE) and / or higher education with 2 years of teaching experience. Teachers undergo mandatory selection, they are sociable and friendly people who are ready to share their time and knowledge with students.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Home Language International classes are held year-round, students can book classes from Sunday to Sunday, the minimum course duration is 1 week.

Additional services:

  • Study of business and specialized vocabulary - 130 $ / week.
  • Preparation for the exam - $ 130 / week.
  • Teacher training course - 130 $ / week.
  • Additional supervision - $ 150 / week.
  • Special diets - $ 150 / week.
  • Special needs - $ 150 / week.
  • Surcharge for staying on holidays (Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving) - $ 150 / week.
  • Private bathroom - $ 190 / week.
  • VIP accommodation - $ 400 / week.
  • Accommodation 5 * - double the price.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Home Language International teaches students of any age and level of language proficiency.

Scholarships Home Language International Brazil

The language school Home Language International regularly offers discounts on individual programs.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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