EJO English Home Lessons - General, Business & Professional including aviation
English Home Lessons

English Home Lessons

You stay in the home of your teacher as a member of the household! You learn English all day every day from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. You have regular sessions of one-to-one individual tuition which follow a plan designed especially for you to meet your particular needs. Then in your spare time you talk in English at every available opportunity. People of all ages, backgrounds and levels of English benefit from these courses. What they all have in common is a determination to improve their skills in English.

What are English Home Lessons and who are they for?

You stay in the home of your teacher as a member of the household! You learn English all day every day from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave.

You have regular sessions of one-to-one individual tuition which follow a plan designed especially for you to meet your particular needs. Then in your spare time you talk in English at every available opportunity.

People of all ages, backgrounds and levels of English benefit from these courses. What they all have in common is a determination to improve their skills in English.

What different types of course are there?

EJO offers one-to-one:
  • General English
  • Business and Professional English
  • Training for Company Personnel
  • English with the special leisure interest you share with your teacher
  • Young Learners' English for 10 to 16 year-olds with close supervision
  • Fast Track IELTS
  • Aviation English
We also offer:
  • Courses on a two-to-one basis if you prefer to share a course with a friend or colleague with the same level of English as you
  • Family courses where members of a family are accommodated with the same host teacher

Courses with independent accommodation (hotel, guesthouse or privately arranged) and a visiting teacher

What are the advantages of English Home Lessons?

The advantages are:

  • a total immersion English course designed solely for you
  • your own personal qualified and experienced host teacher
  • no classmates – your host teacher’s attention focussed entirely on you
  • learning English from when you get up to when you go to bed
  • English the only language spoken in the household
  • fast track improvement in your English
  • quickly starting to think in English rather than in your own language
  • learning in an English-only environment
  • working on your needs at your own speed

How many English lessons do I have?

The choice is yours! You may have 20, 25 or 30 hours of tuition each week (15 hours on Young Learners' courses).

When can I take my course and for how long?

You decide when you come and for how long. Courses normally start on a Sunday and end on a Saturday. Most of our students come for one or two weeks but some stay for longer.

Where can I take my course?

EJO has host teachers in London, across the south of England, in the west of England and in Wales.

What level of English do I need in order to benefit?

These courses are suitable for all levels from elementary to advanced. However, for Business and Professional English we recommend that participants are at intermediate level or above.

Who are the host teachers and how are they chosen?

All of our host teachers are qualified to British Council standards. Some have had careers in teaching; in language schools or in schools or colleges in the UK. Others have come into teaching from business or a profession.

We look at your requirements and choose the host teacher we feel is most suitable. We send you a profile of your teacher and, if you are happy, we reserve that teacher for you. It couldn't be simpler!

How is the course designed to meet my needs?

On the first morning of your course, you complete an English test and a Needs Analysis. You have a detailed discussion with your host teacher about your aims and objectives for your course and about specific language areas you wish to develop.

Whatever your needs, your host teacher plans a programme to meet them.

What happens when I am not having lessons?

You join in the everyday life of your host teacher's household and have your meals together. Many students like to go shopping with their hosts, join them for local outings, meet their friends or just join in general activities in and around the home. You also have private study assignments to complete.

What about my accommodation?

You stay in the comfortable house or apartment of one of our host teachers.

You have your own room and can be assured of a quiet place to study, either in your room or in an appropriate place elsewhere in the home.

We have visited the homes of each of our host teachers and we revisit at regular intervals to ensure that the standards we require are being maintained.

What about my meals?

Hosts prepare the types of meals that they normally enjoy. Of course, they endeavour to take into account your food preferences, although it is important that you let us know in advance if you have any dietary or other special food requirements. Meal times are important for conversation in English!

How can I be sure of a quality course?

  • Courses accredited by The British Council - widely recognised, independent quality assurance
  • All host teachers regularly visited and inspected
  • All host teachers qualified and experienced
  • All host teachers and courses supported by our Director of Studies
  • Each student personally contacted by EJO during the course
  • EJO a member of English UK, the well-known professional, standard-setting association of English language course providers in the UK
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