Learn English & live in your private teacher's home around New York City with Home Language International!
Home Language International (HLI) is a family-run business offering language courses in more than 20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide, including English lessons at an experienced private teacher's home in USA. More than 5,000 students take advantage of our services every year. Ian Josephs, Danielle Josephs, their 5 adult children and an expert team of dedicated staff all put in very long hours for HLI.
You stay in an experienced teacher's family home, have one-to-one English lessons and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay in New York City. Because you are the only student, you are guaranteed individual attention. The lessons are completely designed for you, so the teacher will focus exactly on what you need. Mealtime conversation, television and social contacts are all in English.
All of our teachers in USA have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or a recognised teaching certificate. All teachers have been visited by one of our local organisers. Their qualifications have been checked and their homes throughly inspected. During your stay in New York City, a local organiser will monitor your progress and make sure your experience is both happy and successful.
Home Language International (HLI) is accredited by the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS), Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), and UNOSEL.
The nationality and age mix at Learn English & Live in Your Teacher's Home in New York City with Home Language International varies over different time periods, courses and levels.
does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
I had a positive experience with the teacher and I feel that my English skills improved greatly. Thanks to my training with her, I was able to prepare for IELTS test, especially in writing and speaking sections. I took the test last Saturday, and I feel that I did very well. I don't know my results yet but if it weren't for my studying in America before the exam, I would totally have failed it. So, I would recommend these classes to anyone who wants to improve their English. But one week is really not enough. My recommendation is to stay there for at least 2-3 weeks. If I had stayed there for not just one week but longer, I would probably start to speak like a native speaker.
The teacher was an old American lady, very friendly and talkative. I could easily establish contact with her. For the first couple of days she helped me find out my weaknesses in the English grammar, and for the rest of my time there we practiced my speaking and writing for the test. I lived in her house. There weren't any problems with the accommodation and the facilities, and the location was good as well. Although the location was not in the New York City proper but in the suburbs, it was only 50 minutes by train to Manhattan. For activities, I could go to the beach near home or take the train to New York and explore the big city.
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. The school is also not authorized to issue an I-20 to support an F-1 student visa application. If you need a visa, you have to apply for a Visitor Visa (B1/B2) on your own.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to New York City based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.
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We can offer is a maximum of 6 lessons per week.
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