Language stay with your private tutor in the Netherlands or Flanders

This is the most effective way to make rapid progress. You live with your teacher who gives you private lessons adapted to your goals and needs. You share his or her daily life and activities and experience language immersion for 24 hours.

You have the possibility of taking general language courses, courses focused on a specific area or exam preparation, as well as combining your courses with options (activities, sports or culture).


Netherlands: Amsterdam, Central Netherlands

Teachers are rarely located in the city centre. The quality of the welcome and teachers’ skills take precedence over central location. We ask you to select three regions of your choice when registering.

NB: In Flanders, teachers are generally retired and do not have resident children.

A personalised formula to achieve your objectives

This personalised formula ensures rapid progress and the achievement of your goals. The is suitable for all profiles and all ages – young people, students, adults or retired people – and for all objectives – personal, academic or professional (preparing for an exam, catching up on schoolwork, getting ahead, going on a trip, attending an international conference, etc.). Your teacher adapts his lessons to your needs, helps you work on your weaknesses and helps you reach your objectives quickly.

Since you are theonly student atyour teacher’s home, you will have no contact with other foreign students and no opportunity to speak your mother tongue. The intensity of the courses and total immersion in another culture ensure that participants are highly motivated and dedicated.

Experienced and qualified teachers

All our teachers are experienced and have the necessary academic qualifications. They have undergone specific training and are selected for the quality and friendliness of their welcome. They are also supported by a network of educational directors who establish teaching methods and organise in-service training cycles. If necessary, they can be contacted during the stay.

An excellent quality of reception

The family offers excellent accommodation and has been carefully selected to meet your expectations. If you have a special diet or certain requirements (smokers or non-smokers, children or not, etc.), it is important to communicate this when you enrol. There is always a teacher adapted to your profile: whether you are young, professional, mature or retired. The good social level of the host families is a guarantee of enriching and interesting contacts, and of course progress in your chosen language.

Supervision for the youngest

Many children and teenagers take part in this type of stay, as it guarantees that they will be looked after by experienced and serious families. The investment of the young person is fundamental to the success of the stay. We offer the “Cocooning” option, which is compulsory for children under 15 years old and generally recommended for all minors. This option guarantees the presence of an adult 24 hours a day.

Dutch courses: general information

  • Duration of a lesson: 60 minutes
  • Lesson schedule: flexible, depending on the teacher’s availability and your wishes. You can opt for a balanced distribution of your lessons throughout the week or you can arrange days without lessons to explore the region. This will be determined in consultation with your teacher
  • Level test: on the day of your arrival. It is also possible to determine your level online in advance
  • Accepted levels: all levels
  • Location: teachers are rarely located in the city centre. The quality of the reception and the skills of the teachers are favoured over the central location.
  • Proof of participation at the end of the course and progress report (on request)
  • Options: Specialised vocabulary, Cocooning (compulsory tutoring for under-15s) (see “options” tab)
  • Qualifications: teachers have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or agrégation
  • Maximum number of students per family: you are the only participant in the programme provided by the tutor. However, in very exceptional cases, one or two other students of another nationality can stay with your teacher.

You can follow a standard language course programme or improve your language level in a fun way by adding activities.


You can choose a programme of 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours of private lessons per week.

Additional options:

  • Specialised vocabulary / Exam preparation
  • Cocooning

Dutch Activities

Choice of 10, 15, 20 or 25 hours of private lessons Dutch 5 hours of general activities per week

Together with your teacher, you will draw up a programme of activities on site, based on your interests and local opportunities. These activities are a great way to put your skills into practice. All costs related to the activities are included (travel expenses, entrance fees, etc.). The option is available for all destinations.

Examples of activities: local visits, bus tour, picnic, cinema, swimming pool, mini golf, restaurant, bikes, bars (if 18 ), etc.

We recommend younger children to book this option. The activities allow them to put into practice what they have learnt in class and practise their conversation skills while having fun.

Choice of 10, 15, 20 or 25 hours of private Dutch lessons 3 , 4 or 5 cultural visits from the options below (except Flanders: compulsory visits) per week.

Entrance fees and transport to the activities for you and your companion are included in the price.

Cultural visits are usually made together with your language teacher, but may involve another member of your host family.

Antwerp (Flanders): Visit to the old city including the medieval streets, the Grote Plein, the town hall, the fortress, the guild houses, the Museum of the Private House and a horse ride

Amsterdam (Netherlands): Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Vondelpark, Van Gogh Museum, Canal Cruise, Photo Museum Huis Marseille, Diamond Factory Tour, Albert Cuyp Market or Waterloo Flea Market or Floating Flower Market, Haarlemmerstraat & Haarlemmerdijk Street Shopping, Eye Film Museum, Max Euwe Chess Museum, China Town & Zeedijk Buddhist Temple, Stedelijk Museum, Tassenmuseum, Hidden Church Museum, Anne Frank House, Nemo Science Museum, Scheepvaartmuseum, This is Holland 5D experience, Heineken Brewery Tour (18), Artis Zoo

Central Netherlands (depending on location teacher): Geofort, Owl Zoo, river nature walk, Bicycle tour, Leerdam Glassworks, Rhennen Zoo, City visits : Gorinchem (old Dutch city with harbour & marketplace), Woudrichem (Slot Loevesteijn), Utrecht (old city & canals, Railway Museum, Streetorgans Museum), Hertogenbosch (old city & canals), marketplace, museum of Hieronymus Bosch, Kinderdijk (Unesco World Heritage Site with 23 windmills), Rotterdam sightseeing Tour, Amsterdam Sightseeing Tour

‘Exam preparation/Specialised vocabulary’ option

Your teacher will design a course to prepare you for an exam (such as Cambridge First Certificate, Proficiency, TOEIC, TOEFL) or a course to help you acquire specialised vocabulary in academic subjects (mathematics, geography, literature) or technical terms in fields such as medicine, engineering, law, IT, architecture, tourism, etc. Note that the carefully selected tutors are not necessarily engineers, doctors, lawyers, etc.

Note that the programme only offers to prepare you for an exam, not to take it. Learning materials are provided for the above exams. For all other exams, you should bring your own materials (books, copies of previous exams or other documents needed to prepare for your exam).

Surcharge: see “Dates & Fees”.

10 online classes option

These courses are taught on Zoom and can be added to your home study programme. This option includes a minimum of 10 sessions of 45 minutes each, 5 sessions before your stay and 5 sessions after your stay. Get to know your teacher, prepare your lessons, revise and complete everything you have learnt on your return

Supplement: see “Dates & Prices”.

Special diet option

If you have a special diet, it is important to let us know in advance so that the teacher can adapt. If this diet requires a lot of effort from the host family, such as a gluten-free or halal diet, a supplement will be charged.

Supplement: contact us

Five Star Option: Luxury Services

Five Star Luxury Option

This programme is specially designed for business and professional people and their families who are used to a high standard of living and want more comfort. The “Five Star” programme includes a private bathroom, superior accommodation and meals and more attention to the student.

Supplement: 100% of the price of the chosen stay.

Accommodation during the Christmas and New Year period

It is possible to take this programme during the Christmas holidays. A supplement will be applied for any stay that includes 24, 25, 26 or 31 December or 1 January. If your stay includes both Christmas and New Year, this supplement is applied twice. This supplement includes activities such as a New Year’s meal, countdown to the New Year, fireworks, a tour of the city’s decorations, shopping.

Supplement: see ‘Dates & Prices’

Option “Cocooning

The “Cocooning” option guarantees the presence of the teacher or an adult family member in the student’s home during their stay. This option does not include any activities and only provides supervision. This supplement is compulsory for under-15s and highly recommended for 16-17-year-olds.

Supplement: see “Dates & Prices”.

Special needs option

Some teachers can accommodate students with physical disabilities (such as visual or hearing impairments), emotional or behavioural problems (such as hyperactivity) or learning difficulties (such as dyslexia), provided they are informed in advance. This option allows for adapted accommodation and extra attention from the teacher. This supplement does not cover any care required.

Supplement: see “Dates & Prices”.

Shared accommodation

It is possible to take classes with two, three or four other participants of your choice, as long as it is on the same dates and for the same language level.

Discount: 20% per student if you go with two, and 25% if you go with 3 or 4.


Students aged 60 and over receive a discount for all stays starting and ending between October and May.

Discount: 5%


Arrival day: Sunday
Departure day: Sunday (7 nights. Some teachers are flexible on arrival and departure dates)

Arrival train station or airport: Transfer possible on request (for a fee, see tab “Dates & Rates”)

When you receive your teacher’s profile, the nearest train station, airport or port to your host family’s house will be indicated. Transfers are carried out by the host family, the local organiser or a private driver (usually by car, sometimes by public transport). If you do not arrive at the indicated airport or if you arrive/depart before 8am or after 9pm, additional charges will apply. Students under 16 must book return transfers unless we are told they are accompanied by their parents.

Please note: book your transport ticket only after we have confirmed your stay and assigned a teacher (approximately 8 days after your deposit is made).

Visa information

Do you need a visa to participate in this programme? Please consult our Visa Information page for more information.

Contact us by email or phone if you need more information on this topic.

Dates & fees 2024

Dates 2024

Start dates: weekly starting on Sunday, year-round.

Fees 2024

Entry fee included

WPCS 42.0.3
Standard programme - Price per week
Hours / DestinationsFlandersNetherlands
10 hours 1.095 1.245
15 hours 1.315 1.475
20 hours 1.545 1.695
25 hours 1.775 1.915
30 hours 1.995 2.145
Dutch & activities Programme - price per week
Hours / DestinationsFlandersNetherlands
5h of activities 290 290
10h of activities 580 580
20h of activities 870 870
5h of activities 1.160 1.160
Dutch & Culture Programme
Cultural visits - Fee per week3 cultural visits4 cultural visits5 cultural visits
Flanders 305 385 465
Netherlands 335 415 495
Optional extras - per week
Special diet 110
Extra night 125
Transfer - designated airport to residence** (FLANDERS) 75
Transfer - designated airport to residence** (NETHERLANDS) 100
Exam preparation / Business course 150
Cocooning option (mandatory for -15 years) 150
Christmas or Newyear's period (fee) 150
Private bathroom 180
10 online lessons 400
Special considerations (Disability, dyslexia, ADHD, etc.) 150

*Round trip compulsory for 16 years and under.

The above rates include:

  • The chosen course programme
  • Books and the use of all teaching materials
  • Accommodation in a single room with your teacher
  • Full board
  • All taxes and registration fees
  • Assistance from the regional coordinator
  • Level test, certificate of participation and course report (on request)

Not included are:

  • Travel and transfers
  • All supplements (“Exam preparation/Special vocabulary”, “Cocooning”, “Five-star” accommodation)
  • New Year’s surcharge for any stay on 24, 25 or 26 or 31 December, or 1 January
  • Any extra nights
  • Possible visa costs
  • Optional insurance


  • If 2 students of the same level wish to attend the course together, each participant will receive a 20% discount.
  • If one person chooses to accompany a participant and share the room and meals without attending the course, he/she will receive a 20% discount.

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