With InTuition you decide where you want to study.
InTuition English Homestay English Tutors
InTuition Languages is a network of highly professional yet friendly English language teachers who host students in their homes. We offer the widest range of locations: choose to learn English in a teacher’s home in a city like London, Edinburgh, Dublin or New York, or in the beautiful English countryside. It is also possible to do a one-to-one or two-to-one course by the sea, in a town like Brighton or Bournemouth. Further afield, our host tutors in Malta, the USA and Canada add to the range of locations to choose from.
We recommend the specialsed cover provided by Guard.me. Guard.me are specialists in the language travel industry, providing peace-of-mind to international students all over the world. They have a global network of offices that provide an exceptional, local service.
The Guard.me insurance policy offers you cover for medical insurance whilst staying with us, loss or damage to your or your host teacher’s property and of course covers you in the unlikely event you have to cancel your course. The insurance offered by InTuition has been specially designed with you in mind.
Junior students receive Guard.me insurance cover as part of their standard course fee.
For adults, we can arrange specialised cover for just £5.25 per student per week. Please contact us for full information.
As part of our course application service for international students, we issue all documentation required and have it couriered directly to you, for a small fee.
If, for whatever reason, your visa is refused, we guarantee a full refund of your entire course fee.
Please contact us if you have any questions about applying for a Short Term Study visa to study with InTuition.
Autumn (September – November)
In autumn there can be very warm days, but equally there can be very cold ones too! Temperatures fluctuate around the 7 to 14 degrees Centigrade mark but are likely to be much warmer in September than November.
Winter (December – early March)
Winter sees Britain’s shortest and coldest days (about 7-8 hours of daylight) but these can be crisp and bright. Temperatures fluctuate from around 1 to 5 degrees Centigrade.
Spring (March – May)
In Spring, you might enjoy wonderful sunny weather but then, it might equally be cold and wet. Temperatures fluctuate from around 6 to 11 degrees Centigrade. May can have very warm days – up to about 18 degrees Centigrade.
Summer (June – August)
Most days in summer are warm, but evenings can be cool. Temperatures average around 14 – 20 degrees Centigrade, although it can be up to around 28 degrees Centigrade on some days.
There is quite a difference in temperature between Scotland and Southern England. Generally, the further north, the colder it is likely to be.
For an update on the latest weather in Britain visit the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/
We have a number of host tutors with a wealth of experience and training in teaching students with disabilities, including learning, visual and auditory.
For students that are not fully independent, we are happy to arrange for an accompanying carer to join them on their programme for a special discounted rate. Many carers choose to take an English course during their stay, too, in which case our standard 2:1 fees apply.
We have a number of teachers in the UK and Ireland that have wheelchair-accessible homes
For us to best serve the student and offer a unique learning and cultural experience it is fundamental that we receive full details of the student’s learning and motor skills during the enquiry process.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Placement Manager, Valia. She has extensive experience in coordinating Paralympic and Special Olympic athletes’ accommodation and access requirements.
Includes voice recording to aid pronunciation, self-translate into two languages, word search facility and photo reference.
If you are an EU / EEA national, you should apply for a European Health Insurance Card before leaving home and bring it with you when you travel to the UK. It guarantees that you will be provided with emergency healthcare treatment free of charge.
Nationals or residents of countries which have reciprocal health care agreements with the UK are also exempt from charges. As of January 2016, the following countries have reciprocal agreements in place:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- British Virgin Islands
- Falkland Islands
- New Zealand
- St Helena
- Turks and Caicos Islands
Exemption from charges applies only to treatment needed during the visit. It is still necessary to take out appropriate travel insurance before your course.
If you are unwell during your visit to Britain, your teacher will be able to help you with arranging a visit to a pharmacist, doctor or hospital. In an emergency, dial 999 from any phone. Our 24-hour emergency number can also be called.
The complete Student Behaviour Policy is listed under ‘read more’.
Student Behaviour Policy – General Principles
- All students are expected to behave in a courteous and respectful manner to fellow students and staff.
- Poor behaviour will not be tolerated by the School and the School’s Disciplinary Procedure may be invoked.
More extreme forms of harassment and bullying include physical threats or violence. Harassment and bullying may consist of a single incident or a series of incidents. Behaviour that may appear trivial as a single incident can constitute harassment or bullying when repeated. Harassment and bullying behaviour may not always be intentional, but is always unacceptable, whether intentional or not. Differences in individuals’ attitude, background or culture can mean what is perceived as harassment by one individual may not seem so to another.
Harassment and bullying may include the following:
- Sexual harassment can take the form of ridicule, sexually provocative remarks or jokes, offensive comments about dress or appearance, the display or distribution of sexually explicit material, unwelcome sexual advances or physical contact, demands for sexual favours or assault.
- Racial harassment may include jokes about, or gratuitous references to a person’s colour, race, religion or nationality. It can also include offensive remarks about dress, culture or customs which have the effect of ridiculing or undermining an individual or fostering hatred and/or prejudice towards individuals or particular groups.
- Harassment of disabled people can take the form of individuals being ignored, disparaged or ridiculed because of their disability. The disability rather than their ability can become the focus of attention. Harassment can include inappropriate personal remarks, jokes or inappropriate reference to an individual‟s appearance.
- Harassment on the grounds of a person’s sexuality may include homophobic remarks or jokes, offensive comments relating to a person’s sexuality, threats to disclose a person’s sexuality to others or offensive behaviour/abuse relating to HIV or AIDS status.
- Bullying is the exercise of power over another person through negative acts or behaviours that undermine him/her personally and/or professionally. Bullying can be threatening, insulting, abusive, disparaging or intimidating behaviour, which places inappropriate pressure on the recipient or has the effect of isolating or excluding them. Bullying can take the form of shouting, sarcasm, derogatory remarks concerning academic performance or constant criticism. Bullying can be carried out by an individual or groups of individuals.
Harassment may also take place on the grounds of a person’s age, religion, socio-economic status or any other characteristic that makes them different from the majority or from the person who harasses or bullies them. Any difficulty in defining what constitutes harassment should not deter individuals from complaining about behaviour that causes them distress. These examples are by no means exhaustive.
Although the terms ‘harassment’ and ‘bullying’ are not synonymous the guidance in this policy document relates to both issues and the term ‘harassment’ will be used within this document from this point onwards to encompass both.
The over-riding principles in dealing with allegations or concerns of harassment are that they must be taken seriously, considered carefully and addressed speedily and, where possible, in confidence.
Responsibility of individual students in relation to conduct and behaviour
- Every individual has a responsibility to behave in a way that is not offensive to others.
- Every individual has a responsibility to acknowledge that views and opinions held by others may not always coincide with their own; such differences are unlikely to constitute harassment.
Students are expected to:
- Arrive on time for lessons
- Refrain from using mobile telephones or other electronic devices for whatever purposes during lessons
- Refrain from using offensive language
This list is not exhaustive
Students, whose behaviour is considered inappropriate, may be asked to leave the Host Tutor’s home, or if so, will be reported to the School’s Head Office. InTuition Languages reserve the right to terminate the course and expatriate that student at their own cost and without refund of fees.
Incidents which involve the disruption of others and/or harassment or bullying will be reported by the Director of to the Course Manager who will keep a record of such incidents. Depending on the circumstances of the incident(s), action may be taken against the individual student(s) under, the School’s Student Disciplinary Procedure.
Advice, support and procedures
Individuals who feel that they may be the subject of harassment and wish to make a complaint against another student or member of staff of this School should pursue the issue by using the School’s Complaints Procedure. Students may wish to consult their Agency, for example, on completing the form.
Conduct which may constitute a criminal offence
InTuition Languages expects students to exercise their legal rights so as to protect themselves in cases where a criminal offence may have been committed.
If a criminal offence such as harassing phone calls, texts or emails, physical assault, indecent exposure or rape takes place, nothing in any InTuition policy is intended to prevent or dissuade an individual from contacting the police.
If the police are involved in a case, InTuition may postpone any internal investigation until the result of the police enquiry is known.