About us

Home Language International (HLI) is a family-run business offering full-immersion courses in 20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide. You stay in an experienced teacher’s home, have one-to-one language lessons, enjoy 3 meals a day with the family and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay as you share the daily life of the family.

The home tuition advantage

The most common criticism of conventional language schools is that students speak their own language with friends when not in class. This weakness is eliminated with HLI’s home tuition method because you are the only student in the class. You therefore have the opportunity to speak the language before, during and after your lessons for a true full-immersion experience.

Our teachers

All of our teachers 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 checked and their homes thoroughly inspected.

Our local organisers

Every area is supervised by a Local Organiser whose job is to monitor the progress of each student and to make sure your experience with us is both enjoyable and successful.

Private language lessons

You can choose from 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours per week of one-to-one lessons with your experienced teacher. The lessons are completely personalised for you so the teacher will focus on exactly what you need. We teach all levels from complete beginners to highly advanced and welcome students of all ages.