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Teaching in a family of a teacher Portugal Home Language International

Address: R. Timor 10 1170-203 Lisboa
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Description Teaching in a family of a teacher Portugal Home Language International

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:

  • Meeting and seeing off at the airport [ 999.17]
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Private bathroom
  • Luxury accommodation conditions (increased comfort)
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  • Certain subjects of the classes: preparation for tests and exams, business Portuguese, etc.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Teaching in a family of a teacher Portugal Home Language International

Program name

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.

  • 10 language lessons + 5/10 hours of activities = 1250/1525 euros per week
  • 15 language lessons + 10/15 hours of activities = 1725/2100 euros per week.

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.

  • 10 hours of events = 1225 €
  • 15 hours of leisure = 1400 €
  • 20 hours of events = 1675 €
  • 25 hours of leisure = 1950 €
  • 30 hours of leisure = 2325 €.

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 food

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.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: Classes in mini-groups, Individual lessons, Portuguese
Events list: entertainment programs, sport, visiting cultural attractions, visiting museums

Term dates and fees

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):

  • 10 hours of Portuguese = 1075 €
  • 15 hours of the Portuguese = 1175 €
  • 20 hours of the Portuguese = 1375 € [999.23 ]
  • 25 hours of the Portuguese = 1575 €
  • 30 hours of the Portuguese = 1875 € [ 999.36]
  • Additional night = 111 €.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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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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