Learn German & live in your private teacher's home around Berlin with Home Language International!
Home Language International (HLI) is a family-run business offering language courses in more than 20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide, including German lessons at an experienced private teacher's home in Germany. More than 5,000 students take advantage of our services every year. Ian Josephs, Danielle Josephs, their 5 adult children and an expert team of dedicated staff all put in very long hours for HLI.
You stay in an experienced teacher's family home, have one-to-one German lessons and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay in Berlin. Because you are the only student, you are guaranteed individual attention. The lessons are completely designed for you, so the teacher will focus exactly on what you need. Mealtime conversation, television and social contacts are all in German.
All of our teachers in Germany 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 have been checked and their homes throughly inspected. During your stay in Berlin, a local organiser will monitor your progress and make sure your experience is both happy and successful.
Home Language International (HLI) is accredited by the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS), Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), and UNOSEL.
The nationality and age mix at Learn German & Live in Your Teacher's Home in Berlin with Home Language International varies over different time periods, courses and levels.
does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
A review of the Cooking and German language in home stay.
Over all I would give the experience a 3 out of 10. None of that reflects on the instructor or the premises. Most of the low scores lay at the feet of Language International.
We discovered this course while searching for a cooking class and we had always made it clear that Cooking was our primary interest.
We had been told that the course was for a week, then that it was for 5 days. The actual experience was 2 days and 2 half days. When we spoke with our hosts on arrival we were informed that we could have started 2 days earlier. We could have done that, had we known.
Our language instructor was excellent; helpful, well prepared as a language teacher. He was not in his area of expertise as a cooking instructor. The night trip to Potsdam with him was possibly the high point of the visit. He had not been told there was a cooking aspect to our visit until very late, thus he had not been able to prepare for this.
The premises were nice, clean, well prepared. All that we would have in a home stay.
The location of my Learn German experience was quite good, in Kreuzberg in Berlin. I lived with my teacher and his wife as well as a couple of exchange students who were not often at home. Through both grammar lessons and informal conversation I began to improve my German skills, and it was wonderful to be included in family activities such as trips to markets, swimming pools, and parties! This was so much better than simply attending classes and living on my own would have been. Thank you for a great program!Show details » Read more...
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. The school is also not authorized to issue documents to support your visa application. If you need a visa, you have to apply for a visitor or tourist visa on your own.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Berlin based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.
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