Lessons will start on Monday usually at 09.00 when your teacher will discuss your language learning needs with you. Your teacher will also assess your level of English and plan a course of study with you. Midweek and at the end of the first week your teacher will ask you if you are satisfied with the course plan and if you wish to make any changes to the course structure. With this feedback your teacher will make the necessary changes to the course to suit your needs.
ARRIVINGATYOUR TEACHER’SHOMEFROMTHE AIRPORTOR STATION
All European Homestay students are met on arrival at the airport or train station. Students are met by their teacher, a staff member of European Homestay or an appointed driver at the local airport, train or bus station. Our top priority is the safety of all our students both young learners and adults. When you apply online you will be requested to attach a photograph of yourself which we will also give to your teacher so he/she will be able to recognize you. The person meeting you at the airport in arrivals will also be holding a sign with your name on it and the European Homestay name and logo on it.
You will be provided with a comfortable private study bedroom in a comfortable home as all our teachers’ homes are of a good standard. If you have requested a private bathroom then you will have one otherwise you will share bathroom facilities with the teacher and family. Most teachers' homes have Internet access, usually wireless - please tell us on the online application form if you need this facility.
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Lessons begin at 09.00 and will end at 12.15 if you have booked a 15 hour course or at 13.15 if you have booked a 20 hour course. These times can vary according to arrangements you make with your teacher to suit your needs. If you have booked a 25 or 30 hour course you will probably prefer to have lunch at 13.15 and then continue for a further one or two hours according to the intensity of your programme. After lessons you are free to relax in your teacher’s home, do your homework or go out alone if you are an adult or with your teacher and family on a social outing which will give you more opportunity to improve your fluency through conversation with your teacher, family and friends in a friendly environment.
On these social outingsyou will also be able to practice the language learned during your lessons in the morning with your teacher there to help you if you need it.
WHATHAPPENSONCE I ARRIVEATMYTEACHER’SHOME?
Students usually arrive on the Sunday and after being welcomed into your teacher’s home you will be given time to settle in. Then your teacher will explain to you details of daily activities such as mealtimes, family routines, lessons and the local area. At this point you can also plan your social activities with your teacher telling him/her what your interests are. Lessons will start on Monday usually at 09.00 when your teacher will discuss your language learning needs with you. Your teacher will also assess your level of English and plan a course of study with you. Why not look at our itinerary page to get an idea of how your day might be on a 30 hour week course. Of course you don’t have to choose such an intensive course as you might prefer a more relaxed pace of 15, 20 or 25 hours of lessons.