Intensive language immersion program!
Build self confidence
Build self confidence
Make new friends
Have fun while learning English!
Homestay is a linguistic immersion program for teens and preteens between the ages of 10-18. They live and learn with their anglophone host family for 1-3 weeks during school holidays.
There is now a new option to learn English here in Hungary! No need to travel to the UK for a complete immersion program any longer!
The idea is for the student to live with their English teacher!
This alternative method works well paired with the academic school system here in Hungary, which is very similar to the school system in France.
How is it different? We cater to the child’s individual needs, focusing on their personal challenges with the English language: accent and pronunciation, grammar conjugations, vocabulary, tenses, or writing….etc.
We use a combination of curriculum books, media, music, and interesting lesson plans that catch the student’s attention.
They continue learning while enjoying fun activities with their host family and well into the evening.
The teacher is there to correct the student, encouraging them to keep the conversations flowing.
Long gone are the days of rote learning and academic grammar based tests.
Immersion is the new learning method spreading across Europe known as the most effective way to learn a foreign langauge.
Our students arrive after lunch on Sunday. We either pick them up at the airport, train station (times may vary) or their parents drop them off at the house between 15:00-16:00.
Once they arrive we introduce them to our family.
We sometimes play games, get them to unpack in their rooms, and we get to know each other. The first day together is about feeling comfortable.
Monday morning the routine starts; breakfast, lessons, lunch, activities, homework, dinner, clean-up and movie night. The same routine for the full five days. On the last day their is a test to show their progress and a certificate to show completion of the program.
Saturday morning it is time to get ready to leave, packing our bags, big breakfast and saying goodbye.
Our activities include; bowling, horseback riding, skating, swimming, the beaches of Lake Balaton, cycling, hiking, walking, shopping… we have dozens of activities to choose from! The activities vary depending on the weather and availability but we try to please all the children!
It is not only fun vacationing with your host family but it is a great way to get the children talking about all sorts of different things while they are learning English!
The children leave with happy holiday memories all in their new language.
The Hamori family is originally from Canada.
They spent five years working in the linguistic sejour industry in southern France.
The last two years there they received over 120 students in their home!
They moved to Budapest to bring the immersion program to Hungary.
We both have Hungarian heritage, so it feels great to bring this successful program home!