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The Summer Duo is a student matching service that Homelingua offers during the summer period. Students can request to be matched up with another international student studying the same course. Homelingua will match students based on gender, age group and English level and we make sure that students are matched with another student who does not speak the same first language.

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English Level: A2 Elementary to C2 Proficiency

Ages: 10-17

Suitable for: All students looking to study together with a new international friend.

Dates: July – August

 

To view a list of students available for our Summer Duo matching courses, please visit the Summer Duo page.

When booking a course, please tell your Bucksmore Homelingua course consultant that you want to be matched with another international student. If we successfully match students, the 2:1 course price will be applied.

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 local culture
  • Learn to discuss topics of general interest in English
  • Develop independent study skills

Homelingua advanced learning system

Personalising the course to your needs

The teacher will assess your child’s subject knowledge at the beginning of the course and plan a personalised course. The teacher will focus on areas and skills the student finds difficult and help make the maximum progress possible. Our teachers can also customise the course based on your child’s study goals, interests and hobbies, study needs and other special requests. Our young learner teachers are experienced in looking and teaching children and your child’s safety is our number one priority. For more information read the student safety page.

The extra benefits of home tuition

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

Veronika and Elena – 14 and 12 years old from Russia and Spain

Bucksmore Homelingua student profiles

  • English level: B1 Intermediate
  • Course: English immersion course
  • Teacher: Rachel
  • Location: Poole, Dorset

Elena and Veronika studied with Rachel in Bournemouth. They studied on a General English immersion course together for two weeks and also took part in fun activities like water-sports and cycling with the teacher and her family.

Course price includes

  • Personalised course with an experienced and qualified teacher
  • Supervision of your child
  • 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

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

 

Summer Duo home tuition course fees

United Kingdom

Ireland

Per week 2:1 (pp) 2:1 (pp)
15 hours £870 €1155
20 hours £980 €1330

For full information read the terms and conditions page.

Related courses

Bucksmore Homelingua Summer Focus

Summer Focus course

School Subjects tuition course

School subjects tuition course

Homelingua Year-round Junior General English course

English immersion course

Sample
Timetable


An example of a Summer Duo English course timetable.

Morning Afternoon Evening
Sunday Arrival Arrival & settling in Welcome dinner & meet the family and student partner
Monday Needs analysis & course design Grammar review: tenses Discover the local area with your teacher Dinner & relax with the family Film night
Tuesday Grammar & vocabulary review Writing focus: punctuation & paragraphs Excursion with your teacher: Trip to Harry Potter Studio tour (additional charge) Dinner & relax with the family Presentation preparation
Wednesday Presentation delivery Pronunciation & fluency focus Activity-based learning: Baking & recipe writing Dinner & relax with the family Games night
Thursday Grammar & vocabulary review Listening for gist & detail Excursion with your teacher: Visit to the Seaside Dinner & relax with the family Diary writing
Friday Diary feedback Speaking role plays and weekly review Activity-based learning: Shopping & bargaining Dinner & relax with the family Sports
Saturday Excursion with your teacher: City centre visit & shopping Excursion with your teacher: City centre visit & shopping Farewell dinner and celebration with family
Sunday
Morning
Arrival
Afternoon
Arrival & settling in
Evening
Welcome dinner & meet the family and student partner
Monday
Morning
Needs analysis & course design Grammar review: tenses
Afternoon
Discover the local area with your teacher
Evening
Dinner & relax with the family Film night
Tuesday
Morning
Grammar & vocabulary review Writing focus: punctuation & paragraphs
Afternoon
Excursion with your teacher: Trip to Harry Potter Studio tour (additional charge)
Evening
Dinner & relax with the family Presentation preparation
Wednesday
Morning
Presentation delivery Pronunciation & fluency focus
Afternoon
Activity-based learning: Baking & recipe writing
Evening
Dinner & relax with the family Games night
Thursday
Morning
Grammar & vocabulary review Listening for gist & detail
Afternoon
Excursion with your teacher: Visit to the Seaside
Evening
Dinner & relax with the family Diary writing
Friday
Morning
Diary feedback Speaking role plays and weekly review
Afternoon
Activity-based learning: Shopping & bargaining
Evening
Dinner & relax with the family Sports
Saturday
Morning
Excursion with your teacher: City centre visit & shopping
Afternoon
Excursion with your teacher: City centre visit & shopping
Evening
Farewell dinner and celebration with family

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