You complete an English test and a Needs Analysis during your first lesson and your host teacher plans a course specifically designed to meet your needs.
You and your host teacher review the course content and your progress as you go along but there is always a formal review half way through your course.
You are learning English as it is used in the UK and across the world today. Your host teacher works with you on speaking, listening and understanding and you focus on the particular learning needs and activities that you have identified as your priorities.
Most students need to develop their skills in the correct use of English tenses. This is fundamental in the effective learning of the language. They almost always need to work, too, on prepositions and vocabulary and on pronunciation, stress and intonation.
Our host teachers are very well aware that many English Home Lesson students are coming to their course from very different daily routines. Variety is a key element in our tuition sessions. Your host teacher varies pace, activity and content during lessons in order to maintain your motivation and interest.
We use relevant, up-to-date course books with their associated audio-tapes, together with authentic materials such as extracts from TV programmes and articles in newspapers and magazines.
Our Director of Studies or another member of the EJO staff team either telephones or visits you to check that you are completely satisfied with your course.
The daily routine and timetable is obviously discussed between you and your host and depends on your needs and the specific language areas you wish to focus on. As an example, a typical weekday on a twenty-hour-per week course might be the following: