You can learn the language not only in general classes and groups, sitting over textbooks and synopses! The program Home Language International was established in 1979 and introduced a unique, innovative approach - learning a foreign language with living in a teacher's family. Initially, the concept was invented to study exclusively English, but today Home Language International students can study 20 world languages in 35 countries - it remains only to choose a suitable program!
During his stay in the country (minimum duration - 1 week) the student lives in the teacher's house together with his family. Accommodation is organized according to the full board system: three meals a day together with the rest of the family, a comfortable bedroom room and free use of the rest of the house's infrastructure. Constantly communicating with native speakers, you will not only be able to significantly improve your skills and knowledge in a short time, but you will also understand the features and cultural differences of another nationality, learn more about unique traditions and historical facts.
Almost all variants of the program provide for individual lessons with an experienced, qualified teacher. Lessons are conducted tete-a-tet - their intensity and themes are completely adjusted to your requirements and needs. Thanks to this individual approach, students of any age and any level of training can learn on the program - both beginners and experienced students. All the attention of the teacher is fully devoted to you: the teacher carefully monitors your achievements and successes, if necessary adjusts the curriculum if he sees that on a particular topic or aspect you need to concentrate in more detail and carefully.
In your free time, you will visit various cultural and entertainment events, excursions, stroll and give time to shopping, play sports and creativity - a specific set of activities depends on the chosen course option.
In the Netherlands, students from all over the world are encouraged to learn Dutch, which is a state language in the country and is fairly common in other European countries.
The course provides many additional options that you can choose as you wish:
Dutch + multipurpose events
During the week there are 10 intensive individual language lessons (accommodation and meals - full board in the teacher's house), and the rest of the time is devoted to walks, excursions, entertainment and shopping. Completely the program is negotiated individually after the student arrives at the teacher's home:
Universal activities (without language lessons)
This is the only version of the program that does not directly provide for the Dutch language classes. You will study it during walks and excursions, classes in creativity, visits to cultural and historical monuments. Together with your teacher you can go on a visit, a movie or a theater, take part in a city excursion or a holiday, visit interesting art sites or famous museums. Each time the program is negotiated individually, it is agreed between you and your teacher. Accommodation and meals are also organized in the format of a full board, directly in the teacher's home.
In addition, you can select additional program options. For example, book only accommodation in the teacher's home (half board and full), or just lessons (the teacher will come to you for individual lessons). English language programs are also offered online - lessons are conducted using Skype.
The transfer fee is paid separately: for an adult student = 75 € / one way, for students under 18 years - 80 € / one way.
The cost of the course is (for 1 week for one Student, with accommodation - full board):
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
|camp / language school |
|private school, boardinghouse|
|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.