Language immersion at a teacher’s home in Malta

This is the most effective way to make rapid progress. You live with your teacher, who gives you one-to-one language lessons tailored to your objectives and needs. You share his or her daily life and activities, and experience language immersion 24 hours a day.

You can take general language courses, courses focusing on a specific subject or exam preparation, or combine your courses with options (activities, sport or culture). Taking a language course with a teacher is undoubtedly one of the best ways to learn the language.

A personalised formula for achieving your objectives

This personalised formula ensures rapid progress and the achievement of your objectives. It is suitable for all profiles, all ages (young people, students, adults or retired people) and all objectives (personal, academic or professional: preparing for an exam, catching up on schoolwork, getting ahead, going on a trip, taking part in an international conference, etc.). Your teacher will adapt his or her lessons to your needs, help you to work on your weak points and support you to achieve your goals quickly.

You are the only student with your teacher, you have no contact with other foreign students and you never have the opportunity to speak your mother tongue. The intensity of the courses and the total immersion in a different culture mean that participants have to be highly committed and motivated.

Experienced and qualified teachers

All our teachers are experienced and have the necessary university qualifications. They have undergone specific training and are selected for the quality and friendliness of their welcome. In addition, they are supported by a network of teaching directors who establish teaching methods and organise ongoing training courses. They can be contacted during the stay if necessary.

An excellent quality of welcome

The family offers excellent reception conditions and is carefully selected to meet your expectations. If you have any special dietary requirements or requests (non-smoking accommodation, presence of children or not….), it is important to let us know when you register. There is always a teacher to suit your profile: whether you are young, professional, adult or retired. The high social calibre of the host families is a guarantee of enriching and interesting contacts, and of course of progress in your chosen language.

Supervision for the very young

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 young person’s commitment is fundamental to the success of the holiday. We offer a ‘Cocooning’ option, which is compulsory for under-15s and strongly recommended for all minors. This option guarantees the presence of an adult 24 hours a day.

English courses: general information

  • Length of lesson: 60 minutes
  • Timetable: flexible, depending on the teacher’s availability and your wishes. You can choose to have your lessons spread evenly over the week, or you can arrange days without lessons so that you can explore the region. This can be arranged with your teacher
  • Level test: on the day of your arrival. It is also possible to assess your level online beforehand
  • Levels accepted: all levels
  • Location: teachers are rarely located in the centre of town. The quality of the welcome and the skills of the teachers are prioritised over central location. We ask you to select three regions of your choice when you enrol
  • Certificate of attendance at the end of the course and progress report (on request)
  • Options: Specialised vocabulary, Cocooning (compulsory supervision for under 15s) (see “options” tab)
  • Qualifications: teachers have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or the agrégation (higher education diploma)
  • Maximum number of students per family: you will be the only participant in the programme hosted by the teacher. In very rare cases, however, one or two other students of a different nationality may also be staying 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 between a programme of 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours of private lessons per week.

Additional options:

  • Specialised vocabulary / Exam preparation
  • Cocooning

English Activities

A choice of 10, 15, 20 or 25 hours of one-to-one English lessons + 5, 10, 15 or 20 hours of general activities per week

You draw up the programme of activities on site with the teacher, according to your interests and local possibilities. These activities are a good way of putting your skills into practice. All costs associated with the activities are included (travel, entrance fees, etc.). This option is available for all destinations.

Examples of activities: local visits, Bus Tour, picnic, cinema, swimming pool, mini-golf, restaurant, Pubs (if 18), etc.

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

A choice of 15, 20 or 25 hours of private English lessons 3 sports sessions (except diving) per week

Entrance fees and transport to the sports centre are included in the price.

Sessions are individual and last approximately 1 hour. If the sessions are with a group of a similar level to your own, they may last longer. Professional sportspeople, a member of the host family or the local organiser provide these activities.

It is important to let us know your level of sporting ability when you register.

  • Diving*: 4 diving sessions (2 dives per day, over 2 days) – a medical certificate and parental authorisation (for minors) must be provided
  • Sailing*: (1 x 3 hours per week – only in summer)
  • Horse riding
  • Fishing (2 x 4 hours)
  • Tennis

*All the equipment needed to practise the sport is included.

A choice of 15, 20 or 25 hours of private English lessons 3 , 4 or 5 cultural visits of your choice from the options below per week.

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

The cultural visits generally take place with your language teacher, but may involve another member of your host family.

  • Malta: Harbour Cruise, Wied iz-Zurrieq & Blue Grotto, Crafts Village, Sightseeing around Mdina, sightseeing tour around Valetta, Hagar Qim & Mnajdra Prehistoric Temples, the three cities of Vittoriosa, Senglea & Conspicua, Beaches & Bays (Mellieha Bay, Golden Sands and Ghajn Tuffieha or Paradise Bay & Armier)

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 specialist vocabulary relating to school subjects (mathematics, geography, literature) or technical terms in fields such as medicine, engineering, law, IT, architecture, tourism, etc. It should be noted that the carefully selected teachers are not necessarily engineers, doctors, lawyers, etc. themselves.

Please note: the programme only offers preparation for an exam, not the opportunity to sit it. Teaching material will be provided for the above examinations. For all other exams, you will need to bring your own material (books, copies of previous exams or other documents needed to prepare for your exam).

Supplement: see “Dates & Fees”.

10 online lessons” option

These lessons take place on Zoom and can be added to your programme of lessons with the teacher. This option includes a minimum of 10 45-minute sessions, 5 before your stay and 5 after your stay. Get to know your teacher, prepare your lessons, revise and finalise 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 to it. If this diet involves a great deal of effort on the part of the host family, such as a gluten-free or halal diet, a supplement will be charged.

Supplement: please contact us

Five Star Option: Luxury Services

“Five Star” option: Luxury services

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

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

Stay during the Christmas and New Year period

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

Supplement: see “Dates & prices”

Cocooning” option

The “Cocooning” option guarantees that the teacher or an adult family member will be present at home at all times during the young person’s stay. This option does not include any activities and only provides supervision. This supplement is compulsory for under-15s and strongly recommended for 16-17s.

Supplement: see “Dates & Prices”.

Special Needs Option

Some teachers are able to 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 makes it possible to offer suitable accommodation and extra attention from the teacher. This supplement does not cover any care required.

Supplement: see “Dates & Prices”.

Shared stay

It is possible to take lessons 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% will be given to each student if you are taking lessons with two people, and 25% if you are taking lessons with 3 or 4 people.


Students aged 60 and over benefit from a discount for all stays starting and finishing between October and May.

Discount: 5%


Day of arrival: Sunday
Day of departure: Saturday (7 nights. Some teachers are flexible about arrival and departure dates)

Arrival airport: Malta International Airport, transfer possible on request (fee payable, see “Dates & Fees” tab)

When you receive your teacher’s profile, the nearest train station, airport or port to your host family’s home will be indicated. Transfers are made by the host family, the local organiser or a private driver (usually by car, occasionally by public transport). If you do not arrive at the airport indicated or if you arrive/depart before 8am or after 9pm, prices will be increased. Students under the age of 16 must book return transfers, unless we are informed that they are accompanied by their parents.

Note: do not book your transport ticket until we have confirmed your stay and allocated you a teacher (approximately 8 days after payment of your deposit).

Visa information

Do you need a visa to follow this programme? For more information, please see our Visa Information page.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email or telephone if you require any further information on this subject.

Dates & Prices 2024

Session starts: every week throughout the year.

Prices 2024

Registration fees included

WPCS 42.0.3
Programme standard
Nombre de leçons10H15H20H25H30H
Par semaine 1.070 1.145 1.345 1.545 1.745
Programme combiné / Prix par semaine
Programme langue & activités
10h de cours + 5h d'activités 1.245
15h de cours + 5h d'activités 1.445
20h de cours + 5h d'activités 1.645
25h de cours + 5h d'activités 1.845
Programme langue & sport
Supplément sport par semainePlongéeTennisVoile
Malte 290 230 250
Programme langue & culture
Supplément 3 visites culturelles par semaine 320
Supplément 3 visites culturelles par semaine programme 10h de cours 220
Suppléments optionnels (par semaine, sauf mention contraire)
Nuit supplémentaire 115
Transfert (par trajet)* 75
Prépa examens/Business 130
Option cocooning ((oblg. -15a) 150
Supplément Noël ou Nouvel An 145
Option salle de bain privée 180
Régime spécial 150
Attention particulière - Handicap, dyslexie,TDAH 150

*Return ticket compulsory for those aged 16 and under.

The above prices include:

  • The chosen course programme
  • Books and 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
  • Placement test, certificate of attendance and course report (on request)

Not included:

  • Travel and transfers
  • Any supplements (“Exam preparation/Specialised vocabulary”, “Cocooning”, “Five Star” accommodation)
  • New Year’s Eve supplement for all stays including 24, 25, 26 or 31 December, or 1 January
  • Any extra nights
  • Any visa fees
  • Optional insurance


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

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