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Home Language International Hungary

Address: Iglói u. 18 Budapest 1118

Description Home Language International Hungary

  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Founded: 1979
  • Type of education: individual
  • Type of accommodation: family (full board)
  • Language of instruction: Hungarian.

The language school Home Language International was founded in 1979. For over 40 years, she has been offering language programs for family living in 20 languages in more than 30 countries.

Students live and study in the house of their teacher, attend individual language lessons, dine with their families, continue to use the language outside the classroom, visiting excursions, sharing the daily life of the family.

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

Program name
from 1 140 € / 15 lessons

Classic language program

Classic Language Program - the original, most popular program of the school, it completely immerses students in the study of Hungarian language and culture. The school provides full board accommodation, individual language lessons, free time outside of classes and lunch, allowing you to independently explore the daily life of the host family.

The course includes:

  • Full board in the teacher’s house
  • 15-30 hours of private lessons per week.
from 1 215 € / 15 lessons

Language Program with Activities

Language Program with Activities offers a unique opportunity to immediately use your language skills after class. Activities include visiting local attractions, national parks, shopping, cooking traditional dishes, afternoon tea, bowling, minigolf, swimming, board games. The specific content depends on the location of the family, local events, personal interests of students.

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 1 230 € / 10 lessons

Language Program with Cultural Excursions

Language Program with Cultural Excursions combines a language course, travel, sightseeing, studying the customs of Hungary. The cultural program usually includes 3 visits with a teacher or any adult family member. The choice of places to visit will depend on the location of the family, the personal preferences of the students. All excursions are conducted in Hungarian, so participants continue to learn the language constantly.

This program includes:

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

Accommodation, housing and food

HLI offers students:

  • Fully Verified Family Homes
  • Hospitable family atmosphere, cozy house
  • Private room, home-cooked meals
  • Incentive Activities
  • Teaching with teachers willing to share their passion, language and culture with others
  • 3 meals a day with the host family.

Cost of living:

  • Full board - 770 € / week.
  • Half board - 707 € / week.

Events Home Language International Hungary

Home Language International offers excursions:

  • Parliament
  • Margaret Island
  • Buda Castle + National Gallery
  • Art Museum
  • National Museum
  • Budapest History Museum
  • Concert at the Palace of Arts
  • Zoo and Botanical Garden
  • Guided tour of Heroes Square in Szentendre Square
  • Opera theatre.


  • Home Language International offers accommodation in the home of teachers with higher education, at least 2 years of teaching experience and / or teacher qualifications. Each of them is visited by one of the local organizers, checks his qualifications, carefully inspects the house.
  • Course participants can choose 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 hours of individual lessons per week, fully personalized lessons.
  • Living in a teacher’s house, individual lessons are the fastest way to learn Hungarian. As the only student, the student will only speak the language they are learning, except for the one they are studying, a natural and effective way to learn the language.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Homestay lasts from 1 to 2-3 weeks, may include from 10 to 25 hours of individual lessons. Some teachers work year-round, others only during school holidays.

Additional expenses:

  • Preparation for the exam - 130 € / week.
  • Learning business vocabulary - 130 € / week.
  • Teacher training course - 130 € / week.
  • Additional supervision - 130 € / week.
  • Special diet - 150 € / week.
  • Special needs - 150 € / week.
  • Supplement for staying on holidays (Christmas / New Year / Thanksgiving) - 150 € / week.
  • Private bathroom - 190 € / week.
  • VIP accommodation - 400 € / week.
  • Accommodation 5 * - double prices.

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

HLI teaches students of all levels, invites students of all ages.

Scholarships Home Language International Hungary

The school regularly offers students various discounts on courses.

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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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