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Live & study

in your teacher's home

20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide!

Never speak your own language!

Established 1979

How does it work?

You stay in an experienced teacher's family home, have one-to-one language lessons, enjoy three meals a day with members of the family and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay.
You really will be living the language and culture and be amazed at your progress!

Language lessons

Choose 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours per week of private language lessons. Because you are the only student you focus on exactly what you need!
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Combine language lessons with
Sports, Culture and Leisure
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Private bathroom, exam preparation, airport transfers, language for professionals, VIP and many other options available
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online english test

   For students of all ages & levels!

5% discount for students aged 60+

juniors  juniors  juniors

You need never speak your own language!

HLI philosophy: Life's too short....be nice!

Ian Josephs

Hello everybody!

I am Ian Josephs M.A (Oxford), Chief Executive and founder of Home Language International. It was in 1979 that I hit on the original idea of offering language students the opportunity to study English in their teacher’s home on a 'one to one' basis. I called the new organisation 'Home English Lessons' but such was its success that there was soon a demand for the same services for other languages. I therefore changed the name to 'Home Language International' and we now offer 20 different languages in more than 30 countries worldwide, more than twice as many as our nearest competitor. This makes us by far the largest and most professional organization to offer these specialized services. We enthusiastically welcome language students of all ages, from all backgrounds, and have been doing so for more than 35 years!

Unlike some in my position, I am always available for contact by email, to both students and host teachers via my email address ian@monaco.mc*

Thank you for reading this!

Ian Josephs

*If you would like to work with us please first CLICK HERE and contact us using our CONTACT FORM.