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Home Language International Germany

Address: Fasanenstraße 41-45 10719 Berlin
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description Home Language International Germany

  • Location: Berlin, Hamburg, Greifswald, Braunschweig, Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Freiburg, Munich, Cologne, Germany
  • Founded: 1979
  • Type of education: individual
  • Type of accommodation: family (full board)
  • Language of instruction: German.

The language school Home Language International was founded in 1979 and for over 40 years has been offering family residence programs with individual instruction in 20 languages in more than 30 countries. Students live and study in the teacher’s house, attend individual linguistic lessons, eat, spend leisure time with their family, continuing to use the German language throughout their stay, sharing the daily life of the family.

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

Program name
from 1 380 € / 15 lessons

Classic language program

The Classic Language Program provides full board accommodation, private linguistic lessons, free time outside of classes and lunch, allowing you to independently study the daily life of the host family. The teacher or his family members will show the surroundings, local shops, conduct a tour or walk 1 time per week.

The course includes:

  • Full board in the teacher’s house
  • 15-30 hours of private lessons per week.
from 1 455 € / 15 lessons

Language Program with Activities

Language Program with Activities offers a unique opportunity to immediately put into practice your language skills. Activities may 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 the personal interests of the participant.

The course includes:

  • Full board in the teacher’s house
  • 10-25 hours of individual language lessons per week
  • 5-20 hours of activity, including the cost of admission tickets, transportation costs.
from 1 500 € / 15 lessons

Language Program with Cultural Excursions

Language Program with Cultural Excursions combines the language course with travel, sightseeing, familiarity with the customs of the country they visit. The cultural program includes 3 visits along with a teacher, an adult member of the family. The choice of places to visit will depend on the location of the family, personal preferences. Tours are conducted in German, so students will continue their studies outside the classroom.

The course includes:

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

Make an online course according to your criteria:

  • A choice of 20 languages in 30 countries
  • Over 1000 highly qualified native speakers teachers
  • Any age, any level of language
  • Flexible class schedule
  • Learn the language comfortably from home
  • £ 40 / € 45 / US $ 50 per academic hour 45 minutes (course of 10 lessons)

Accommodation, housing and food

Home Language International offers the following accommodation conditions:

  • Hospitable family atmosphere, cozy house
  • Single room, home made meals
  • Incentive events.

HLI teachers love to teach, share their knowledge of language, culture with others. Host families range from traditional - with two adults, one or more children - to single parent families, young couples without children, couples of mature age, people who live alone.

Accommodation prices:

  • Full board - 896 € / week.
  • Half board - 833 € / week.

Events Home Language International Germany

Participants in German study programs can choose among the following excursions:

  • Berlin: Reichstag building, remains of the Berlin Wall, Spectrum Research Center, Flea Market, Third Reich Documentation Center, Zoo, Aquarium, GDR Museum, Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial, Tiergarten Park, Kurfürstendamm, Potsdamer Platz Arkaden, Shopping Center
  • Cologne (Rhineland): Cologne Cathedral, Roman-German Museum, St. Gereon's Church, Old Town, Rhine Cruises between Cologne, Koenigswinter (7 mountains) and Koblenz, Vallarf Richartz and Ludwig Museums, Cologne Zoological Garden, Cologne Cable Car Crossing Rhine River, Seven Mountains with Dragon Rock and Castle, Chocolate Museum, Botanical Garden.
  • Braunschweig (Lower Saxony): market, town hall, Burgplatz, Braunschweig Lion, Braunschweig Cathedral, Duke Anton Ulrich Museum, Old Town, Richmond Castle, National Theater, House of Happy Rizzi.

Sporting events:

  • Tennis (Berlin) - 250 €
  • Horse riding (own cap, boots) - 250 €
  • Golf on request
  • Water sports, beach volleyball, soccer, rugby, glider are available on request in the North Sea region.

Additional activities:

  • Wine tasting (Freiburg 18+) - a visit to the wine regions of Kaiserstuhl and Markgraflerland, includes a sample of 8 to 10 wines + cheese and cookies - 150 €
  • Sea cruises, visits to Denmark, Sweden or Norway, excursions to seal colonies and much more are available in the North Sea region - on request.


  • Home Language International offers homestay accommodation in Germany with private lessons - the fastest way to learn German. As the only student, participants cannot speak any other language besides the learner; this is the natural and most effective way to learn the language.
  • HLI courses are based on complete immersion, young people learn not only from lessons, but also in practice - during meals, classes, everyday family affairs. One of the great advantages of the language program is living in the teacher’s house, which allows you to not complete the education after the lesson.
  • The teachers of the course have higher education, at least 2 years of teaching experience and / or teacher qualifications. Each of them was visited by one of the local organizers, they check his qualifications, carefully inspect the house.
  • Participants can choose from 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours of individual lessons per week. Lessons are completely personalized for a particular student, the teacher builds a curriculum around the student's linguistic interests.
  • Students have the opportunity to combine different programs, for example, 1 week of classes with activities + 1 week of classes with excursions. At the same time, the placement remains unified.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The advantage of individual family education is the ability to choose dates (from Sunday to Sunday) at any time of the year and for the desired duration (at least one week). Book classes for July and August 2 months before the start date.

Additional expenses:

  • Pocket money - 85 € / week. (optionally)
  • Study of business and specialized vocabulary - 130 € / week.
  • Preparation for the exam - 130 € / week.
  • Teacher training course - 130 € / week.
  • Additional supervision - 150 € / week.
  • Special diet - 150 € / week.
  • Special needs - 150 € / week.
  • Surcharge for a stay on holidays (Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving) - 150 € / week.
  • Private bathroom - 150 € / week.
  • VIP accommodation - 400 € / week.
  • Accommodation 5 * - double cost.

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

Home Language International teaches young people of all levels - from beginners to very advanced students of all ages.

Scholarships Home Language International Germany

HLI regularly offers discounts on accommodation, accommodation for an accompanying person.

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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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