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The Homelingua farmstay programme is a unique opportunity for students to live and learn on a working farm in the beautiful British countryside. This is a fantastic way for students to expose themselves to natural English language and culture and experience all the activities associated with running a farm. living and helping with daily farm life. Students become involved with such activities as: milking cows, feeding animals, horse riding picking fruit to making jams and chutneys.

There is no English tuition included on a Farmstay programme. Instead students participate in seasonal farm activities using their English all day to communicate with the farmer and their family.

 

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English Level: A2 Elementary to C2 Proficiency 

Ages: 18+

Suitable for: All students

Dates: Year-round January – December

Farmstay Activites

  • Horse riding
  • Rounding up sheep
  • Feeding farm animals
  • Feeding hens
  • Walking dogs
  • Feeding & grooming horses
  • Cooking and baking traditional English farm food
  • Cycling

Learning outcomes of the course

  • Increase your confidence in speaking English
  • Participate in seasonal farm activities
  • Expand your vocabulary
  • Experience life on a real farm
  • Use English all day to communicate with the farmer and their family

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The extra benefits of the farmstay programme

  • Living at your farmer’s home provides a total immersion in an English-speaking environment
  • The natural language practice will greatly increase your confidence and fluency
 
Bucksmore Homelingua student profile

Chie – 23 years old from Japan

  • English level: A2 Elementary
  • Course: Farmstay
  • Teacher: Fiona
  • Location: Leominster, Herefordshire

Chie wanted a unique experience and also an opportunity to practise speaking English. She joined the Homelingua farmstay course on Fiona’s farm in Herefordshire. She really enjoyed her time on the farm and felt a lot more confident in speaking.

Course price includes

  • Farmstay English immersion activity course
  • Accommodation in the home of the teacher with private bedroom
  • All meals taken at home
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Insurance
Farmstay
Per week 1:1 2:1 (pp)
Adults (18+) £950 £760
Child £1150 £820
Accompanying adult
(no lessons)
£550(pp)
Accompanying child (no lessons) £500(pp)

Notes

There are no English lessons on the Farmstay Course.

A week is 7 days, 6 nights.

Airport transfer costs to/from the teacher’s home are on the teachers’ profiles

Non-EFL courses in the United Kingdom are not accredited by the British Council.

Please read the course terms and conditions page for full details.

Related courses

Homelingua General English Adult Course

English Immersion course

Culture Course

Culture course

Homelingua Conversation Course

Conversation course

Sample
Timetable


A typical week on the Farmstay course

Morning Afternoon Evening
Sunday Arrival Arrival & Settling In Dinner & Meeting the Family
Monday Farm Tour & Introduction to the Animals Discover the local area Traditional Shepherd's Pie Supper
Tuesday Milking the Cows Free Time & Explore the countryside Dinner & Relax with the Family Visit to a British Pub
Wednesday Fruit Picking in the Local Area Jam Making & Bake a Victoria Sponge Dinner & Relax with the Family
Thursday Bread-making & Feeding the animals Visit to Local Farmers Market & Free Time Dinner & Film Night with the Family
Friday Hay-making and baling Helping the farmer with the animals Dinner & Relax with the Family
Saturday Feeding the Animals Horse-riding (supplement applies) Farewell dinner with the family
Sunday
Morning
Arrival
Afternoon
Arrival & Settling In
Evening
Dinner & Meeting the Family
Monday
Morning
Farm Tour & Introduction to the Animals
Afternoon
Discover the local area
Evening
Traditional Shepherd's Pie Supper
Tuesday
Morning
Milking the Cows
Afternoon
Free Time & Explore the countryside
Evening
Dinner & Relax with the Family Visit to a British Pub
Wednesday
Morning
Fruit Picking in the Local Area
Afternoon
Jam Making & Bake a Victoria Sponge
Evening
Dinner & Relax with the Family
Thursday
Morning
Bread-making & Feeding the animals
Afternoon
Visit to Local Farmers Market & Free Time
Evening
Dinner & Film Night with the Family
Friday
Morning
Hay-making and baling
Afternoon
Helping the farmer with the animals
Evening
Dinner & Relax with the Family
Saturday
Morning
Feeding the Animals
Afternoon
Horse-riding (supplement applies)
Evening
Farewell dinner with the family

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