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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.

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English Level: A2 Elementary to C2 Proficiency

Ages: 10 – 17

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

Mana and Mio – 16 years old from Japan

Bucksmore Homelingua student profile

  • English level: B1 Intermediate
  • Course: Farmstay
  • Teacher: Fiona
  • Location: Leominster, Herefordshire

Mana and Mio, friends from Japan, wanted to experience life on a British farm and practise speaking English. They studied with Fiona on her farm in Herefordshire. The students took part in farm activities including: Rounding up sheep, feeding baby lambs, feeding hens, walking dogs, feeding & grooming horses, cycling, canoeing and horse riding. All the activities were conducted in English with the teacher and her family.

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

Course fee does not include flights, Eurostar or transportation to/from the teacher’s house

 

Farmstay course fees

Farmstay
Per week 1:1 2:1 (pp)
Adults (18+) £910 £680
Child £1010 £760
Accompanying adult
(no lessons)
£470 (pp)
Two parents (no lessons) £630 (2 pax)

For full information read the terms and conditions page.

Related courses

Homelingua Year-round Junior General English course

English immersion course

School Subjects tuition course

School subjects tuition 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 Games night
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 Games night
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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