Learn English & live in your private teacher's home around Durham with Home Language International! Home Language International (HLI) is a family-run business offering language courses in more than 20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide, including English lessons at an experienced private teacher's home in UK. More than 5,000 students take advantage of our services every year. Ian Josephs, Danielle Josephs, their 5 adult children and an expert team of dedicated staff all put in very long hours for HLI. You stay in an experienced teacher's family home, have one-to-one English lessons and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay in Durham. Because you are the only student, you are guaranteed individual attention. The lessons are completely designed for you, so the teacher will focus exactly on what you need. Mealtime conversation, television and social contacts are all in English. All of our teachers in UK have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or a recognised teaching certificate. All teachers have been visited by one of our local organisers. Their qualifications have been checked and their homes throughly inspected. During your stay in Durham, a local organiser will monitor your progress and make sure your experience is both happy and successful. Home Language International (HLI) is accredited by the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS), Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), and UNOSEL.
Fleetham Lodge is located in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside between the Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks (both are visible from here). It is an ideal spot to be immersed in English language and culture and indeed there is no choice but to use and experience these every day, all day! There are plenty of opportunities to explore the beautiful countryside by bicycle or on foot right from our front door. The gardens themselves are extensive and you can play tennis, croquet or simply sit and read by the fountain or pond. All programmes include residential accommodation in the house and there are private bathrooms for students. The rooms are large doubles and very comfortable with views over the grounds and to the beautiful countryside beyond. All the prices quoted are for the whole group (from 1 to 4 students).
Fluency in English is becoming an increasingly essential asset in today’s world. Much emphasis is placed upon communication in the summer English courses at ACCORD ISS Barnard Castle, thus building confidence in the language. The standard programme includes 15 hours of English lessons a week with a maximum of 15 students per class. Students will take a written and oral English test upon arrival so teachers can place them in the correct class for their level. We try to mix classes so there are students of a similar age and different nationalities. Summer English courses at ACCORD ISS Barnard Castle are taught by qualified and experienced teachers who make them fun and encourage students to speak as much English as possible with focus on everyday English. During their final lessons all students receive advice from their teachers on how they can continue to improve their English when they return home. They also receive a certificate of attendance and a report from their teacher. When your child goes home, we hope they will feel enriched by their experience with us and will look forward to returning to meet friends made at ACCORD ISS the following year, as so many do.