Corentin’s English Language Home Tuition Programme – Great Progress and Fun

Corentin’s English Language Home Tuition Programme – Great Progress and Fun

17-year old Corentin from France recently did a 2-week English language homestay with us in Ditchling, East Sussex. He was on a total immersion programme that included 15 hours of tuition per week, divided into 10 hours of individual lessons focused on aviation English and 5 hours of varied activities. Corentin had plenty of chances to practise his English with the host family also in his free time. He studied hard and improved amazingly well, reaching level B2 Upper Intermediate by the end of his course. Well done, Corentin! ?

During his stay, he also had a chance to meet with another homestay tutor and two Italian immersion students in Brighton. The bunch was joined by our Local Organiser’s son Ben who is a photographer. They spent a fun day together exploring the city’s attractions while getting to know each other – in English, of course – and having their photos taken by Ben.

Here is Corentin’s description of their day:

On Thursday this week, we went to Brighton to meet a photographer called Ben. This was an interesting and fun experience for me and my teacher and two other students as well. The first place we went for some pictures was the pier. Ben was very friendly and kind and bought us some ice creams. 

After this, we went to the beach to take some more pictures together. We stood by the sea and sat on some deck chairs. We then walked into the city to have some pictures taken in the small streets called The Lanes. The streets were busy with people shopping but that didn’t stop us from getting some good pictures. We finished with some pictures outside The Brighton Pavilion and its gardens. It was an interesting experience and we had a nice time.

Corentin’s host family reported to us that he was a joy to teach and have around. All things considered, we can declare his homestay a great success!

Photos by Ben Westcombe – follow Ben on Instagram bwphotography92 and Twitter @benwestcombe92