Our most popular course option, the General English programme is perfect for adults who are looking to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Your tutor will discuss your requirements and goals with you, then design a personalised programme to meet your needs.

The total immersion environment will help you reflect on your lessons and develop quickly, improving both your accuracy and fluency.  You will receive full support from the Homelingua office both before and during your stay.

What’s included?

  • 15, 20 or 25 hours of personalised one-to-one English tuition per week
  • Comfortable accommodation and all meals taken in your tutor’s home (packed lunch on excursions)
  • Pre-arrival online assessment test
  • Needs analysis and personalised course designed to meet your needs
  • Study materials for use during your stay and student information pack
  • Personal end-of-course report and certificate of attendance
  • Two half-day excursions per week with your tutor, and one full-day excursion at the weekend for programmes lasting longer than one week
  • Total immersion and integration into the family life of your tutor
  • Transfers can be arranged for an additional fee
  • Short weekend courses available on request

Learning outcomes of the course

  • Become more confident in using English in everyday situations
  • Expand your vocabulary
  • Develop your knowledge of English grammar and structures
  • Experience the English culture
  • Learn to discuss topics of general interest in English
  • Develop independent study skills

Tailoring the course to your needs:

  • Your teacher will assess your level of English at the beginning of the course and plan an individual programme of study for you.
  • Your tutor will be able to help you overcome any specific difficulties and the lessons can focus on any target areas of your choice.
  • You will be able to progress with your learning at your own speed

The extra benefits of home tuition

  • Intensive one-to-one lessons maximize your progress.
  • Living in your teacher’s home provides a total immersion in an English-speaking environment
  • The extra language practice outside lessons will greatly increase your confidence and fluency

Study options

  • Choose to start any Sunday and finish any Saturday (other options may be available on request).
  • Select 15, 20 or 25 hours of lessons per week.
  • Choose 1:1 individual tuition or 2:1 tuition with a friend, colleague or family member.

Sample
Timetable


A typical week on the General English course (20 hours)

Morning Afternoon Evening
Sunday Arrival Arrival & Settling In Dinner & Meeting the Family
Monday Needs Analysis & Course Design Grammar Review Orientation in the Local Area Traditional Fish & Chip Supper Presentation Preparation
Tuesday Presentation Delivery Pronunciation & Fluency Focus Diary Writing & Punctuation Free Time in the Local Area Dinner & Relax with the Family Visit to a British Pub
Wednesday Grammar & Vocabulary Review Improving Writing Skills Excursion with your Tutor: Visit to the Coast Dinner & Relax with the Family Presentation Preparation
Thursday Presentation Delivery Focus on Discourse Markers Focus on Grammar & Accuracy Free Time in the Local Area Dinner & Film Night with the Family Diary Writing
Friday Grammar & Vocabulary Review Improving Listening Skills Excursion with your Tutor: Visit to a Local Castle Dinner & Relax with the Family Evening Walk
Saturday Excursion with your Tutor: City Visit & Shopping Excursion with your Tutor: City Visit & Shopping Dinner & Relax with the Family Diary Writing
Sunday
Morning
Arrival
Afternoon
Arrival & Settling In
Evening
Dinner & Meeting the Family
Monday
Morning
Needs Analysis & Course Design Grammar Review
Afternoon
Orientation in the Local Area
Evening
Traditional Fish & Chip Supper Presentation Preparation
Tuesday
Morning
Presentation Delivery Pronunciation & Fluency Focus
Afternoon
Diary Writing & Punctuation Free Time in the Local Area
Evening
Dinner & Relax with the Family Visit to a British Pub
Wednesday
Morning
Grammar & Vocabulary Review Improving Writing Skills
Afternoon
Excursion with your Tutor: Visit to the Coast
Evening
Dinner & Relax with the Family Presentation Preparation
Thursday
Morning
Presentation Delivery Focus on Discourse Markers
Afternoon
Focus on Grammar & Accuracy Free Time in the Local Area
Evening
Dinner & Film Night with the Family Diary Writing
Friday
Morning
Grammar & Vocabulary Review Improving Listening Skills
Afternoon
Excursion with your Tutor: Visit to a Local Castle
Evening
Dinner & Relax with the Family Evening Walk
Saturday
Morning
Excursion with your Tutor: City Visit & Shopping
Afternoon
Excursion with your Tutor: City Visit & Shopping
Evening
Dinner & Relax with the Family Diary Writing