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Home Language International Republic of South Africa

Address: Century City Century City Cape Town 7441

Description Home Language International Republic of South Africa

  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Founded: 1979
  • Type of education: individual
  • Type of accommodation: family (full board)
  • Language of instruction: English.

Home Language International is a family business that offers full immersion courses in 20 languages in more than 30 countries. Program participants will stay in the house of an experienced teacher, will learn the language in individual lessons, receive 3 meals a day with their family, and continue to develop linguistic skills throughout their stay, becoming participants in the daily life of the family. HLI home schooling allows you to exclude communication in the native language of students outside the classroom, being the only student in the classroom and outside it, to gain experience of complete immersion.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Home Language International Republic of South Africa

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
3+
from 1 285 $ / 15 lessons

Classic language program

Classic Language Program - the original and most popular program for adults, aimed at complete immersion in the language and culture being studied. Students are provided with full board accommodation, individual language lessons, the opportunity to spend free time outside of classes and lunch, studying the daily life of the host family and continuing to learn the language on their own.

The course includes:

  • Full board in the teacher’s house
  • 15-30 hours of private linguistic lessons per week.
Annual
3+
from 1 375 $ / 15 lessons

Language Program with Activities

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

The course includes:

  • Full board in the teacher’s house
  • 10-25 hours of individual language lessons per week
  • 5-20 hours of activities, including entrance fees and transportation.
Annual
3+
from 1 405 $ / 15 lessons

Language Program with Cultural Excursions

Language Program with Cultural Excursions combines a language course with excursions to discover the sights and customs of the country. The cultural program usually includes 3 events, accompanied by a teacher or any adult family member. The choice of places to visit will depend on the location of the family and personal preferences. All excursions are conducted in English, so study continues even outside the classroom.

Course Outline:

  • Full board in the teacher’s house
  • 10-25 hours of individual lessons per week
  • 3 cultural tours, including travel expenses, tickets for the student, accompanying person.

Tour options:

  • Kirstenbosch National Botanic Garden
  • Castle of Good Hope
  • Museum of the Sixth Circuit
  • Wine Tasting Constance (18+)
  • Cape Point Preserve
  • Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art
  • South African Museum and Company Gardens
  • Planetarium.

Accommodation, housing and food

Accommodation in Cape Town:

  • Full board - $ 840 / week.
  • Half board - $ 756 / week.

Events Home Language International Republic of South Africa

Home Language International offers a list of extracurricular activities:

  • Golf (3x1h.) - 350 $
  • Kayak (travel in Western Cape under the guidance of cheerful, experienced guides on stable kayaks, suitable for rowers of any skill) - $ 230
  • Wine tasting (18+, 4 guided tours of vineyards and cellars) - $ 370
  • Diving (full day on the Shark Cage) - $ 390
  • Full Day Safari - $ 490

Advantages

All HLI programs include:

  • Carefully tested family homes
  • Separate cozy bedroom
  • 3 meals a day with the host family
  • Local organizers to help organize your stay
  • 24 hour hotline
  • Qualified, experienced teachers
  • 15-30 hours of individual lessons + selected activities (all expenses are included)
  • Certificate of education, course report.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • Preparation for the exam - $ 130 / week.
  • Learning a business / specialized dictionary - $ 130 / week.
  • Teacher training course - 130 $ / week.
  • Additional supervision - $ 150 / week.
  • Special diet - $ 150 / week.
  • Special needs - $ 150 / week.
  • Stay on holidays (Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving - $ 150 / week.
  • Private bathroom - $ 190 / week.

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

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)
university
  • 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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