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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. If you would like to work with us please do NOT contact me direct. Contact HLI office or follow the instructions below.

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.


Why ASIC? HLI chose ASIC because it is the largest and only truly INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION BODY enabling students to obtain visas for UK and other countries. Amongst others, ASIC is recognised by UKVI in the UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group in the USA, and are members of the British Quality Foundation. For more information about ASIC's Affiliations & Credentials, please click here. HLI has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC have accredited and are currently accrediting institutions in: Australia, Botswana, Cambodia, Denmark, France, Iran, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Singapore, Switzerland, USA and Vietnam.