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Why Study an English Course in the Teacher’s Home?
See the benefits of taking a one-to-one homestay English course and have confidence that InTuition’s experience can help you achieve your goals.
1. Be selfish. Your speed, your needs, your level
If you are motivated to learn English but don’t have much time, then one-to-one is your solution. Group classes can be good, but they are unlikely to be focused on your precise needs. If you only have one or two weeks to make as much progress as possible, why not have a course which is tailored to be exactly what you want?
2. Faster Progress
All our students have specific goals which they want to achieve. We ensure that everything a student does works towards achieving their goals. One-to-one is the most intensive learning environment, so progress is faster. The graph below indicates the average rate of progress and is intended as a guide only. Your individual progress will depend on the intensity of your course, and your individual aptitude and motivation.
3. Full Immersion
A key advantage of a home stay English course is that you are immersed in the language and culture. In addition to stimulating one-to-one classes and self-study time, there are limitless opportunities to practise using the language. Make the most of being in an English speaking environment by spending time with a host family during their daily lives, and on enjoyable activities outside class that further stimulate rapid English development.
4. Cost Efficiency
Because you make faster progress in the full-immersion environment of a home stay one-to-one course, students can come for a shorter period of time. This saves time and money. Our classes are 60 minutes long, representing greater value for money.
Many students are looking for a personalised course, at a time which suits their outside commitments. The fixed dates of a group class may not be convenient. We offer classes every week of the year, even over Christmas and New Year, to cater to our students’ needs.
We specialise in intensive, tailor-made English courses, delivered in the host teacher’s home. Since every student has different needs, our programmes are specifically designed for each individual student. The programmes are of very high quality and are entirely student-centred.
How 1:1 Compares with Group Tuition
How does a 1:1 course from Intuition Languages compare against group tuition courses?
Below we have compiled a comparison of the number of hours usually required to reach varying levels of proficiency.
False beginner60 h
Low intermediate180 hours
Upper intermediate300 hours
Fully proficient420 hours
False beginner100 h
Low intermediate300 hours
Upper intermediate500 hours
Fully proficient700 hours
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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.
Young Learner 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.