The program Home Language International allows you to learn Portuguese in its homeland - in a sunny, vibrant and hospitable Portugal, in the capital Lisbon. The concept of Home Language International was developed back in 1979 and was originally used only for learning English - but the increased interest of students from all over the world led to a rapid growth in the popularity of the program, and today Home Language International participants can study 20 foreign languages in 35 countries!
The uniqueness of the program is that each student lives and learns directly in the home of an experienced, qualified teacher. You completely immerse yourself in the cultural and linguistic atmosphere of the host country: constantly communicating with native speakers (at least a teacher and his family), you will not only improve your language skills in a short time, but also learn a lot about the traditions, culture, art and customs of the new countries.
Foreign language lessons are also held in the teacher's home, individually. All the attention of the teacher is focused only on you: he closely monitors your progress and achievements, carefully explains especially difficult and incomprehensible topics and language aspects, if necessary stops at the specified places in more detail and in detail. You can choose the intensity and theme of the classes - all training is subordinated to the achievement of your personal goals, it is guided by your requests and needs. Thanks to such a personal approach, students of any age and any level of initial knowledge can take part in the Home Language International program - for everyone there is an effective and comfortable course of study.
In Portugal, students from all over the world can learn Portuguese - beginners will be able to learn it from scratch, and experienced students will have the opportunity to improve existing skills, streamline knowledge, expand vocabulary and acquire invaluable communication experience.
The course provides many additional options that you can choose as you wish:
Portuguese + multipurpose events
General course, which will suit any category of students, regardless of their level of training or age. For each week of your stay there are 10 individual, intensive language classes, and the remaining time you can visit excursions, tourist places and routes, walk around the city and give time to shopping. The teacher accompanies you and is always ready to go to your meeting, having developed the most interesting program of leisure, recreation and entertainment.
Universal activities (without language lessons)
All the time the teacher is still being given to you - but this version of the program does not provide for Portuguese lessons. You will learn the language directly in the language environment, communicating with native speakers: during walks, excursions, events, shopping, socializing with the teacher's family and his friends. You can go in for sports or creativity, go on a picnic or even a short trip to a nearby city! The teacher discusses the leisure program with you individually after the arrival, so that all your wishes and interests will be taken into account.
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.
Accommodation and meals are organized according to the principle of full board: three meals a day, a comfortable furnished room and free use of all common premises and infrastructure of the house.
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.