Study and Live with Your Own Private Teacher
We offer this unique way to learn a language, studying and living in the home of your own personal teacher. We offer a choice of 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours of personal teaching per week plus 3 meals daily. Programs are suitable for students of any age of student and of any language level.
- Private, live-in program tailored to your specific language needs
- Classes, activities and conversations in the local language
- Cultural experience with wonderful local families
- All meals included (learn and help prepare local dishes)
- Additional options: sports, cultural excursions, private bathroom etc.
- Flexible hours: 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours a week - YOUR CHOICE!
- No traveling to / from school
- Reputable program running for almost 30 years!
Established for nearly 30 years, our private immersion language programs now boast over 2000 private teachers worldwide.
By living and studying in your own personal teacher’s home, you live in the language and you can’t avoid learning. As soon as the student wakes each morning, the lesson begins, from chatting over breakfast to the end of the day, just relaxing and watching TV, the language spoken is the language you are studying.
Our in-home classes are designed to help the student improve the language via communicative teaching methods. Outside of the structured classes, all conversations and activities are in the local language and your teacher will be informally instructing and correcting mistakes throughout the day.
This is a full language immersion approach, which makes this method very effective and gives the student a true insight into the language and lifestyle of their new culture.
Our teachers come from various backgrounds:
- Full time professional native school teachers whom choose to host and teach international students during their summer vacations.
- Retired professional teachers who are pleased to host students year round, allowing them the chance to meet interesting people from around the world.
- Female teachers who have taken time off from teaching full time in order to raise their children or for other reasons.
All teachers are professional, interesting and kind individuals. We are excellent at matching our students with the right teacher/ family but if for any reason our students do not feel comfortable they merely inform us and we will have them moved. We also have regional organizers who monitor our families and are on call to solve any problems our students may encounter.
Given sufficient notice, we can also place the student with a teacher who has similar interests, hobbies or career background. We actually consider the choice of family to be more important than a specific location.
Locations & Languages
We offer this language opportunity in the following countries and locations worldwide.
PLEASE NOTE: We will make every effort to place you in your chosen town or region, we also consider the choice of family to be as important as the specific town or region. If we do not have a family in your area, we will suggest another region.
Available Languages & Locations
|Arabic||United Arab Emirates, all regions|
|Chinese||China, Beijing region|
|China, Shanghai region|
|Czech||Czech Republic, Prague region|
|Danish||Denmark, Copenhagen region|
|Dutch||Belgium, Flanders region|
|Netherlands, Amsterdam region|
|Netherlands, Central Holland region|
|English||Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, UK & USA|
|Finnish||Finland, Helsinki region|
|French||Canada, Quebec City region|
|France, Brittany region|
|France, Cote d' Azur region|
|France, Rhone-Alpes region|
|France, Loire Valley region|
|France, Normandy region|
|France, Paris region|
|France, Provence region|
|Switzerland, Geneva region|
|Gaelic||At least 2 months notice required|
|Ireland, Cork, Dublin, Limerick & Galway regions|
|German||Austria, Vienna region|
|Germany, Bavaria region|
|Germany, Berlin region|
|Germany, Frankfurt region|
|Germany, Freiburg region|
|Germany, Hamburg region|
|Germany, Stuttgart region|
|Germany, Munich region|
|Germany, Westphalia region|
|Switzerland, Basel region|
|Hungarian||Hungary, Budapest region|
|Italian||Italy, Asti region|
|Italy, Genoa + Italian Riviera|
|Italy, Milan region|
|Italy, Naples region|
|Italy, Rome region|
|Italy, Tuscany region|
|Italy, Venice region|
|Japanese||Japan, Tokyo region|
|Norwegian||Norway, Oslo region|
|Polish||Poland, Warsaw region|
|Portuguese||Brazil, Rio de Janeiro region|
|Portugal, Lisbon region|
|Russian||At least 2 months notice required for visa|
|Russia, St.Petersburg region|
|Spanish||Costa Rica, San Jose region|
|Cuba, Havana region|
|Spain, Barcelona region|
|Spain, Basque Country region|
|Spain, Granada region|
|Spain, Madrid region|
|Spain, Malaga region|
|Spain, Salamanca region|
|Spain, Seville region|
|Spain, Valencia region|
|Swedish||Sweden, Stockholm region|
|Sweden, Scania region|
Students can choose to add one of the following options to their language course:
Business course - designed for professionals who need to study specific vocabulary and terms related to their skill (medicine, law, engineering, etc).
Five star luxury - we offer a select number of host families who provide a more luxurious standard of accommodation and food.
Cocooning - closer supervision available for all minor students, this option is mandatory for students aged 12 or under (Austria - 18 years old). The Standard Course does not oblige the teacher or member of the family to spend all their time with the student. This closer supervision option guarantees that the teacher or an adult member of the family is around AT ALL TIMES, but does not guarantee specific activities.
Activities - students can book extra activities with their teacher or another adult family member (minimum 5 hours of activities per week) if they wish to do a specific activity. However, this must be pre-arranged at the time of registration.
Sports Programs - language and sports combined for a fun-filled course! Students practice their favorite sport 3 times a week with a professional instructor and also receive 10 hours of language instruction.
These options are available for an additional charge, please visit our Price Page for more information.
You would like to know which activities are available in your preferred country of destination? Please email us at info or call us at 1-800-219-9924. @languagesabroad .com