EJO Home Lessons - English For Young Learners

English For Young Learners English Home Lessons


This course is for parents who want to be totally confident that their child will be well cared for and closely supervised, not only during lessons, but at all other times too. Booking a ten to sixteen-year old on any type of stay abroad is a most significant event, both for you and for your child. Teachers who host young learners are selected most carefully and are extremely well suited to looking after the children who stay with them. Very often, they have young families of their own. We know that, as well as offering quality teaching, they provide the care and supervision to which we all attach so much importance.
What happens during lessons?

Our host teachers are experienced in working with young people. Lessons are varied and interesting, combining more formal and disciplined work on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, stress and intonation with a variety of other enjoyable, less formal learning activities. Great importance is attached to varying pace and activity, and to maintaining your child's interest and motivation at as high a evel as possible.

During the first lesson, our host teacher carefully assesses your child's language learning needs through an English test and through questioning and discussion. Our host teacher plans and works through a course designed to respond to your child's individual profile of needs.

Children have a particular capacity for learning and a one-to-one Young Learners' course really can make a difference for life.

At the same time, learning can be fun. An EJO Young Learner's course is fun!

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:

  • 08.00
  • Breakfast with your host teacher
  • 09.15 - 10.15
  • Lesson 1 - Using the past simple (positive and negative forms) with regular and irregular verbs and practice
  • 10.30 - 11.30
  • Lesson 2 - Followed by drink and biscuits - Forming the comparative and superlative of long and short adjectives and practice
  • 11.45 - 12.45
  • Lesson 3 - Designing a crazy holiday using 'going to' to plan holiday activities
  • 13.00
  • Lunch with your host teacher
  • Early pm
  • Accompanied visit to local shopping centre followed by accompanied swimming at indoor pool
  • Late pm
  • Family dog-walking with host teacher
  • 18.00 - 19.00
  • Homework assignments arising out of morning's lessons
  • 19.00
  • Evening meal with host teacher
    TV followed by games with your hosts. Drink and biscuits
  • 22.00 — 23.00
  • Bed time (according to age)
1. Please complete the enrolment form.
2. You let us know:
  • which course you would like to take
  • when you would like to come to England
  • how long you would like to come for
  • any special learning priorities or other requests or questions you may have
3. We then get in touch with you or your agent to:
  • Answer any questions you may have
  • send you a description of a host teacher we believe will be suitable for you
  • progress your booking
  • Comfortable accommodation and all meals in the home of your host teacher
  • Living as part of the household during the stay
  • Chosen number of hours of English tuition each week (15,20 or 25)
  • A course designed entirely around your child's individual needs
  • The support of the EJO Director of Studies
  • Use of a range of varied, up-to-date and interesting course resources
  • One full-day excursion per week and a busy activity schedule
  • Detailed course report on your child for you and for your child's school
  • Certificate of Attendance
At extra cost:
  • Travel from and to your own country
  • Meeting on arrival and travel between point of arrival and departure in the UK and host teacher's home
  • Expenditure associated with any excursions, local outings and visits (unless asked for and booked in advance)
  • Your travel Insurance (EJO can make arrangements for this if asked to do so in advance)