Language holidays with your private tutor

This is the most effective way to make rapid progress. You live with your teacher, who gives you one-to-one 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 have the option of taking general language courses, courses focusing on a specific subject or exam preparation, or combining your course with other options (activities, sport or culture).

  • Region 1: Aberdeen, Bedfordshire, Belfast, Berkshire, Birmingham, Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Cotswolds, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Hampshire North & South, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Liverpool, Lacashire, Manchester, Norfolk, Yorkshire
  • Region 2: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scottish Borders, Stratford, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex, Kent (East, North & West),
  • London

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

A personalised formula to achieve your objectives

This personalised formula ensures rapid progress and the achievement of your objectives. It 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 school work, 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 help you to achieve your goals quickly.

As you aretheonly student with your teacher, you will have no contact with other foreign students and will 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 are on a special diet or have certain requirements (smokers or non-smokers, children or not, etc.), 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 highly 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.

English

You can choose between a programme of 10, 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 General English lessons 5 , 10, 15 or 20 hours of 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 sailing and surfing) per week

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

Sport sessions are individual and last approximately 1 hour. If the sessions are held in 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 tell us your level of sport when you register for the following sports:

  • Horse riding: all regions

Includes: all equipment needed to practise the sport.

  • Tennis: all regions

Includes: all equipment required for this sport.

  • Golf: all regions

Includes: golf club and ball hire, green fees, practice, travel to and from the golf course.

  • Sailing: Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire

Includes: all equipment required for this sport.

  • Surfing: Cornwall, Devon, Newcastle

Includes: all equipment required for this sport.

A choice of 15, 20 or 25 hours of private English lessons 3, 4 or 5 cultural visits per week from the options mentioned below (except Liverpool, 2 visits).

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

Cultural visits usually take place with your language teacher, but may involve another member of the host family.

  • Berkshire/Buckinghamshire: Windsor boat trip, Runnymede boat trip, Bentley Priory Museum, Ruislip Lido Railway, Ealing Abbey, Spitfire Simulator & Air Transport Auxiliary, Windsor shops, Pitshanger Manor Museum, The Gunnersbury Museum, The Natural History Museum, Uxbridge Shopping Mall, Animal Rangers Holyport, Bekonscot model village, Boulters lock & Ray Mill Island
  • Birmingham: Dudley Zoo and Castle, Sea Life Centre, trip to Stratford, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Lichfield Cathedral & town, Black Country living & working museum
  • Cambridgeshire: University Colleges tour, Open Bus Tour, Fitzwilliam Museum, Punting tour of the River Cam, University Botanic Gardens, Wren Museum, Grantches Village & The Orchard Tea Garden, Museum of Anthropology & Archeology, Ely & Ely Cathedral, Museum of Cambridge, Sedgwick Museum, Museum of Zoology, Market Square, Wandlebury Country Park, Mill Road & Cemetery, Fudge Kitchen, Milton Country Park, Historic Eagle Pub ( 18)
  • Cornwall: Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro Cathedral, Pendennis Castle, Tintagel Castle, Newquay Zoo, Lands End Experience, Eden project, Poldark Mine, Minack Theatre, St Michael’s Mount, the lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Edinburgh: Edinburgh Zoo or Edinburgh Castle or The Royal Yacht Britannia, Rosslyn Chapel, National museum of Scotland, Museum of Childhood, National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Modern Art. 18 : Pub tour, Whisky tasting
  • Isle of W ight: Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle, Quarr Abbey, Owl & Monkey Sanctuary and Tapnell Farm, Farrinford House, Brading Roman Villa, St Mildred Church, Dinosaur Isle, Calbourne Water Mill, Bus & Coach Museum, Quays Arts Centre, Cowes Maritime Museum, Coastal Path Walk
  • Kent East: Dover Castle, Walmer Castle, Canterbury City Tour, a Zoo, a Wildlife Park, Broadstairs, Margate, Folkestone, White Cliffs Walk, Rye Medieval Town
  • London:
    • London 1: Choice of 3 visits in list B
    • London 2: Choice of 1 visit in list A 2 visits in list B
    • London 3: Choice of 2 visits in list A 1 visit in list B
    • London 4: Choice of 3 visits in list A
      • List A: Places of interest: Madame Tussauds, London Aquarium, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, London Eye, London Dungeon (age 13), Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Westminster Abbey, Charles Dickens Museum, Dopamine Land, Jack the Ripper Museum, Clink Museum. Walking tours: Jack the Ripper Tower, Harry Potter Tower
    • List B: Places of interest: British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Museum of London, Tate Modern, National Gallery, Covent Garden, Camden Market, Design Museum, Brands Museum, Barbican Centre. Walking tours: Westminster Tour (Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square & Buckingham Palace), Piccadilly Tour (Piccadilly Circus, Chinatown, Soho, Regent Street, Oxford Street & Leicester Square), Portobello Tour (Notting Hill, Portobello Road & Portobello Market)
  • Liverpool (choice of 2 visits): 1. Liverpool FC tour or Blue Planet Aquarium, 2. River Explorer (Ferry) Spaceport, 3. Planetarium World Museum, 4. Albert Dock: Maritime Museum Slavery Museum or Tate Gallery, 5. Beatles Tour
  • Manchester: Sea Life Center OR Manchester United FC tour 2 visits among Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester Museum, City Art Gallery, Trafford Shopping Centre
  • Oxford: Blenheim Palace or Harry Potter Tour of Oxford, Oxford University Tour, C.S. Lewis’s Home Tour, City Walking Tour, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Ashmolean Museum, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Oxford Botanical Garden, Oxford’s Covered Market
  • Stratford: Shakespeare’s house, Warwick Castle, Holy Trinity Church, Coventry Transport Museum, Herbert Art Gallery, Redwings Horse Sanctuary, The Mad Museum, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Magic Alley, Tudor World Museum, Butterfly Farm, Rother Street market
  • Sussex: Historic Brighton Lanes, Lewes Castle, Sea Life Centre, Lama Farm, Brighton Museum, Batemans, Arundel Castle, Smugglers Caves Experience

Exam Preparation/Specialised Vocabulary” option

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Your teacher will design a course to prepare you for an exam (such as Cambridge First Certificate, Proficiency, TOEIC, TOEFL) or a course to enable you to 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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Senior

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

Discount: 5%

Travel

Day of arrival: Sunday
Day of departure: Saturday

Arrival train station or airport: Transfer available on request (fee payable, see “Dates & Prices” tab)

When you receive your teacher’s profile, the nearest 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

Autorisation de sortie de territoire pour les mineurs


L’autorisation de sortie de territoire est obligatoire pour les mineurs non accompagnés par un titulaire de l’autorité parentale. Elle devra être présentée par les mineurs aux frontières en même temps que leurs documents d’identité (passeport ou carte d’identité) et une photocopie de la carte d’identité d’un de leurs parents.

VOYAGEURS MINEURS BELGES

Lorsqu’un enfant mineur voyage à l’étranger seul, en compagnie d’autres personnes que ses parents, il est nécessaire d’établir une “autorisation parentale” attestant de l’accord des parents pour le voyage en question.

Ce document peut être demandé à votre commune.

VOYAGEURS FRANÇAIS MINEURS

L’autorisation de sortie du territoire (AST) d’un mineur non accompagné par un titulaire de l’autorité parentale a été rétablie depuis le 15 janvier 2017. Les formulaires d’AST sont disponibles sur le site Service Public. Plus d’infos : Service public.

Le jeune mineur non accompagné devra donc présenter les 3 documents suivants :

  • Pièce d’identité du mineur : carte d’identité ou passeport
  • AST signée par l’un des parents titulaire de l’autorité parentale
  • Photocopie du titre d’identité du parent signataire

À partir de fin 2024

(date non confirmée par le Royaume-Uni à ce jour)

Une AVE est une autorisation de voyage électronique qui permet de voyager au Royaume-Uni et qui s’applique aux voyageurs qui n’ont pas besoin de visa pour les séjours de courte durée.

Une AVE coûte 10 livres sterling par demandeur et est valable pendant deux ans, tant que le passeport associé est encore valide. Un nouveau passeport nécessitera une nouvelle demande d’AVE.

Les AVE peuvent être utilisées pour effectuer plusieurs visites au Royaume-Uni en passant par les guichets des passeports électroniques ou par un agent de contrôle des frontières, bien qu’elles ne garantissent pas l’entrée sur le territoire.

Les demandeurs peuvent facilement remplir une demande d’AVE sur l’application UK ETA ou en ligne sur le site officiel du gouvernement. La confirmation de l’AVE est reçue sous 3 jours ouvrables.

Les voyageurs dont la demande a été approuvée recevront une confirmation par courrier électronique et l’AVE sera liée électroniquement au passeport utilisé pour la demande et qui sera également requis pour voyager.

Conditions d’entrée pour un séjour inférieur à 6 mois


Jusqu’à fin 2024

(date non confirmée par le Royaume-Uni à ce jour)

Les citoyens de l’Union européenne peuvent voyager sans visa au Royaume-Uni si leur séjour n’excède pas 6 mois. Ils doivent se munir de leur passeport valide pour la durée du séjour.


À partir de fin 2024

(date non confirmée par le Royaume-Uni à ce jour)

Une AVE est une autorisation de voyage électronique qui permet de voyager au Royaume-Uni et qui s’applique aux voyageurs qui n’ont pas besoin de visa pour les séjours de courte durée et qui n’ont pas d’autre statut d’immigrant au Royaume-Uni avant leur voyage.

Liées électroniquement aux passeports des demandeurs, les AVE sont obligatoires pour :

  • se rendre au Royaume-Uni pour une durée maximale de 6 mois à des fins touristiques, pour rendre visite à ses proches, pour raison professionnelle ou pour les études ;
  • se rendre au Royaume-Uni pour une durée maximale de 3 mois dans le cadre du visa créatif ;
  • transiter par le Royaume-Uni, y compris sans passer par les contrôles frontaliers britanniques.

En résumé

  • Une AVE coûte 10 livres sterling par demandeur
  • Les AVE reste valable pendant deux ans, tant que le passeport associé est encore valide
  • Les AVE peuvent être utilisées pour effectuer plusieurs visites au Royaume-Uni
  • Les AVE ne garantissent pas l’entrée sur le territoire
  • Les demandeurs peuvent facilement remplir une demande d’AVE sur l’application UK ETA ou en ligne sur le site officiel du gouvernement
  • La confirmation de l’AVE est reçue sous 3 jours ouvrables par courrier électronique
  • Le passeport reste requis pour voyager

Conditions d’entrée pour un séjour supérieur à 6 mois


Tous les séjours de plus de 6 mois nécessitent l’obtention d’un visa. Les conditions d’obtention varient selon que vous effectuez un programme scolaire en école secondaire (“College”) ou un séjour linguistique en école de langue.

Conditions d’obtention du visa (tous programmes) :

  • Fournir une Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), transmise par notre école partenaire
  • Être en mesure de prouver que vous aurez suffisamment de fonds pour couvrir vos dépenses pendant votre séjour au Royaume-Uni

ET

Pour les étudiants effectuant un programme scolaire en college :

  • Avoir le niveau d’anglais B1 minimum requis. Un test officiel sera nécessaire pour en attester
  • Si vous êtes mineur : avoir le consentement de votre parent ou tuteur légal pour étudier au Royaume-Uni. Une autorisation de sortie de territoire officielle vous sera demandée.
  • Coût approximatif du visa Etudes (sujet à modification) : 348£

Pour les étudiants âgés de plus de 16 ans effectuant un séjour linguistique en école de langue :

  • Si vous êtes mineur : avoir le consentement de votre parent ou tuteur légal pour étudier au Royaume-Uni. Une autorisation de sortie de territoire officielle vous sera demandée.
  • Coût approximatif du visa Séjour linguistique en école de langue (sujet à modification) : 186 £

Plus d’information : veuillez consulter les liens suivants

https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/student-visas

https://www.gov.uk/study-visit-visa

Veuillez consulter le site officiel du gouvernement britannique et sélectionner votre nationalité.


Dates & Prices 2024

Session starts: every week throughout the year.

Prices 2024

Registration fees included

WPCS 42.0.3
Standard program - Price per week
Destinations (see program tab)10h15h20h25h30h
Region 1 970 1.170 1.340 1.535 1.705
Region 2 1.095 1.290 1.460 1.655 1.830
London 1.130 1.325 1.500 1.695 1.865
Combined program - Price per week
Activities supplementAll regions
5 hours of activities 250
10 hours of activities 500
15 hours of activities 750
20 hours of activities 1.005
Language & sport program
Sports supplement per weekPrice
Badminton, basketball, football, squash 245
Tennis, kayaking, surfing, windsurfing, fishing 270
Golf, horse riding, rowing 320
Contact us for availability
Language & culture program (EXCEPT LONDON)3 cultural visits/week4 cultural visits/week5 cultural visits/week
Supplement for cultural visits per week 310 375 435
Language & Culture Program (LONDON)
Type of program (description on the program tab)Prog. 1Prog. 2Prog. 3Prog. 4
Supplement 3 cultural visits per week 395 470 545 615
Optional supplements - Per week
Special diet 135
Exam preparation/Business/Specialized vocabulary 160
Cocooning option (oblg. -15a) 160
Private bathroom option 185
Christmas or New Year 160
Special attention - Disability, dyslexia, ADHD 185
10 online lessons 430
Extra night
Option depending on region
Price per night 120
Transfer from nearest station/airport - One way*
Nearest train station or airport 165
A supplement may be requested if you do not arrive at the nearest train station/airport.

*Return ticket compulsory for children aged 16 and under.

**per journey – this supplement is linked to a tax to enter London

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)
  • Christmas and New Year supplement for all stays including 24, 25, 26 or 31 December, or 1 January
  • Any extra nights
  • Any visa fees
  • Optional insurance

Remarks

  • If 2 students of the same level wish to stay and take the course together, each participant receives a 20% discount.
  • If a 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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