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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As the biggest holiday in the English calendar, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience British culture at its most colourful. This course is perfect for students who wish to improve their English communication skills through structured festive activities. Students are encouraged to join in with all the classic family activities and experience a proper British family Christmas.

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English Level: All language levels 

Junior: 13-17

Adults: 18+

Suitable for: All students

Hours: 10 hours of lessons and 5 hours of Christmas activities

Dates: 

Christmas course: 22 December – 28 December (6 nights)

Christmas and New Year course: 22 December – 04 January (13 nights)

Other dates are possible during the Christmas period. Please contact your Homelingua course consultant for more information.

Traditional Christmas Course activities

  • Christmas market visit
  • Christmas cake making
  • Wrapping presents
  • Christmas carol concerts
  • Helping prepare the traditional Christmas dinner
  • Decorating the Christmas tree

Learning outcomes of the course

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

Homelingua Advanced Learning System

Personalising the course to your needs

Your teacher will assess your level of English at the beginning of the course and plan a personalised course for you. The teacher will focus on language points and skills you find difficult and help make the maximum progress possible. Our teachers can also customise the course based on your study goals, interests and hobbies, language needs and other special requests.

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
Christmas course

Sachiko – 17 years old from Japan

  • English level: B1 Intermediate
  • Course: Traditional Christmas Course
  • Teacher: Jane
  • Location: Oxfordshire

Sachiko wanted to experience a traditional British Christmas and also improve her conversation skills because she found speaking English at school difficult. She celebrated a traditional Christmas experience with Jane’s family in Oxfordshire and also visited Harry Potter studio. After the course she was a lot more confident in speaking English.

Course price includes

  • Personalised course with an experienced and qualified teacher.
  • Accommodation in the home of the teacher with private bedroom.
  • All meals taken at home.
  • 2 half-day trips or activities per week and one full-day weekend trip for courses of more than 2 weeks.
  • Study materials for use during the stay
  • Personalised end of course report
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Insurance

 

Adults (18+)
United Kingdom Ireland
1:1 2:1 (pp) 1:1 2:1 (pp)
Christmas course £1035 £780 €1340 €1005
Christmas and New Year course £2070 £1560 €2680 €2010

 

Juniors (10-17)
United Kingdom Ireland
1:1 2:1 (pp) 1:1 2:1 (pp)
Christmas course £1300 £920 €1740 €1305
Christmas and New Year course £2600 £1840 €3480 €2610

 

 

Sample
Timetable


Morning Afternoon Evening
Sunday Arrival Arrival and settling in Dinner and meet the family
Monday Reading lesson: Traditions around the world Shopping at a Christmas market Dinner and wrapping presents
Tuesday Lesson: Sequencing and instructions Activity lesson: Christmas cake baking and decorating Dinner and watch Christmas movie
Wednesday Lesson: Wishes and conditionals Project time: Christmas traditions Dinner and playing traditional board games
Thursday Lesson: Past and present tenses Activity lesson: Decorating the Christmas tree Dinner and traditional carol service
Friday Activity lesson: Cooking Christmas food Traditional Christmas dinner and Queen's speech Dinner and relax with the family
Saturday Breakfast and progress feedback Departure Departure
Sunday
Morning
Arrival
Afternoon
Arrival and settling in
Evening
Dinner and meet the family
Monday
Morning
Reading lesson: Traditions around the world
Afternoon
Shopping at a Christmas market
Evening
Dinner and wrapping presents
Tuesday
Morning
Lesson: Sequencing and instructions
Afternoon
Activity lesson: Christmas cake baking and decorating
Evening
Dinner and watch Christmas movie
Wednesday
Morning
Lesson: Wishes and conditionals
Afternoon
Project time: Christmas traditions
Evening
Dinner and playing traditional board games
Thursday
Morning
Lesson: Past and present tenses
Afternoon
Activity lesson: Decorating the Christmas tree
Evening
Dinner and traditional carol service
Friday
Morning
Activity lesson: Cooking Christmas food
Afternoon
Traditional Christmas dinner and Queen's speech
Evening
Dinner and relax with the family
Saturday
Morning
Breakfast and progress feedback
Afternoon
Departure
Evening
Departure

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