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Study abroad with a language immersion programme in your teacher’s home

Founded in 1979. More than 40 years at your service!

Home Language International (HLI) offers immersion homestay language programmes in 20 languages and over 30 countries worldwide.

You live and study in your private teacher’s home, have one-to-one language lessons, 3 meals a day with the family and continue to use the language during the rest of your stay as you share the daily life of the family.

Why one-to-one?

Fast progress

Going on a homestay with one-to-one lessons is the fastest way to learn English or any other language we offer. You are the only student and you cannot speak any other language than the one you are learning, this is not only the natural way to learn a language but also the most efficient.

Full-immersion

On a full-immersion programme you’re learning not only during lessons but also by practising the language during meals, activities or during the daily family life. One big advantage of this language programme is that you live in the home of your teacher, so that learning doesn’t stop at the end of the lesson.

Personal

Another advantage of a one-to-one homestay is that you can choose your dates (from Sunday to Sunday) any time of the year and for the duration you want (minimum one week).

Children & teenagers

Language courses for children and teenagers under 18

Adults & professionals

Language courses for adults and professionals over 18

See what they say

Our Students can explain the experience better than anyone. Hear about their experiences and how Home Language International helped them.

HLI Click: Choose your family

HLI Click lets you communicate directly with our 2000 amazing hosts. If you are interested in other destinations please use our booking form or contact us.

​​HLI Live Class: Online lessons

Our new interactive platform which permits one-to-one language lessons with a native language teacher.

What they’re saying about HLI

  • RL, France
    “My teacher focused on what I needed: pronunciation, reading, talking, structures, idioms and American culture.”
  • MR, Japan
    “I learned so many things not only English but culture and different points of view.”
  • RS, Spain
    “Everybody was really nice to me and I’m really sad to leave.”
  • NP, France
    “We would like to thank you for everything you did for our daughter. She enjoyed every minute she had with your family.”
  • BZ, Switzerland
    “A very big thank to you for the always impeccable organisation.”
  • CV, Belgium
    “She adapted her lessons to my needs. I think my speaking has really improved as well as my understanding.”
  • JR, Germany
    “We’d like to recommend this family to everyone interested in learning the English language and HLI as a school.”
  • VE, Russia
    “His English has improved and he forgets sometimes that he is in Russia already and starts speaking English.”
  • JM, England
    “I just wanted to say I had a fantastic holiday. The family were very kind to me and my teacher was first rate.”
  • GR, France
    “My teacher is really friendly and makes me feel welcome. I feel right at home here.”
  • RL, France
    “My teacher focused on what I needed: pronunciation, reading, talking, structures, idioms and American culture.”

The HLI textbook is available on request free of charge to all students taking courses in the UK or Ireland. Please write to us after you have completed your course and we will send it directly to your home.

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Home Language International is a fully-accredited member of the following organisations

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.

Founded thirty one years ago, today UNOSEL has a membership of seventy professional organisations.

The aim of the Association is to promote and inform the public of the professionalism of its members, to develop consumer confidence by giving consumers genuine guarantees of service, and to keep its members abreast of new developments in the profession. The commitment of the members of UNOSEL is embodied in the European Standard on Language tours, and the UNOSEL quality charter.

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