Home Language International – 10% OFF Language Courses

Home Language International (HLI), one of our premier accredited institutions, offers ASIC university members a 10% reduction on all published fees:


Have prospective students failed to gain entry purely because their mastery of your language is not up to the standard required by the entry examination?

We at Home Language International provide the perfect solution:

We offer very concentrated language courses indeed!

Students stay in the home of their teacher with one-to-one private lessons 15, 20, 25 or even 30 hours per week + 3 meals a day with the teacher’s family and no opportunity to speak their own language with other students because there are none.

These courses are so concentrated that 2, 3 or 4 weeks are usually more than sufficient and even a 1-week stay can greatly improve the student’s ability to speak a new language.

Many foreign students seeking university places have to pass an examination in which they have to prove they can speak the language of the university sufficiently to follow the courses offered. We can prepare students for any such exam provided we are given reasonable notice and copies of previous exam papers or details of the syllabus so that we can select the best possible family. Typical preparations can include specialised vocabulary in engineering, nursing, architecture, aviation etc.

Many students attending schools, boarding schools and universities have nowhere to stay during the school holidays. Our families are delighted to offer hospitality during those periods and the students have the double advantage of not only a friendly place to stay but also the opportunity to improve their language skills at the same time.

In our most recent inspection by ASIC, Home Language International was awarded premium status, which goes a long way to guarantee that we can give you excellent service.

Our experienced staff will always be delighted to answer queries:

Email: hli@monaco.com

Telephone: +377 97 70 74 72

Website: www.hli.co.uk

Home Language International is very much a family business as you can see below. We have a dedicated expert staff in our offices including the whole of the Josephs family (7 of us):

Back row (left to right): Alexia (Managing Director), Sophie (Accounts Director) with William, Ian Vincent (Internet Reservations Officer), Stephanie (Marketing Director), Danielle (Ian’s wife) with Hugo. Front row (left to right): Lea, Ian (CEO), Emma (Marketing Executive) with Emily.


Our Chief Executive and founder Ian Josephs M.A. (Hons) (Oxford) originated the idea of living in the teacher’s home in 1979 and was the first to offer this service.


Home Language International (HLI) is a family-run business offering full-immersion courses in 20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide. Thousands of students worldwide take advantage of our services every year.

You stay in an experienced teacher’s home, have one-to-one language lessons, enjoy 3 meals a day with the family and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay as you share the daily life of the family.

Mealtime conversations, visits, television and social contacts all take place in the language you are studying.

The home tuition advantage
The most common criticism of conventional language schools is that students speak their own language with friends when not in class. This weakness is eliminated with HLI’s home tuition method because you are the only student in the class. You therefore have the opportunity to speak the language before, during and after your lessons for a true full-immersion experience.

Private language lessons
You can choose from 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours per week of one-to-one lessons with your experienced teacher. The lessons are completely personalised for you so the teacher will focus on exactly what you need. We teach all levels from complete beginners to highly advanced, and we welcome students of all ages.

Children & teenagers
As they live and study in the teacher’s homes, students cannot hide at the back of the class or miss lessons. Children of all ages can easily be supervised by the teacher according to their parents’ wishes.

Adults & professionals
There is no longer any need for adults and professionals to feel uncomfortable in a large class of differing ages and abilities. Some of our teachers have specialist knowledge of subjects such as business, medicine, law, marketing, engineering, banking etc. These teachers offer a Business & Specialised Vocabulary course for those who request it in advance.

Our teachers
All of our teachers have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or a recognised teaching certificate. All teachers have been visited by one of our Local Organisers (who also monitor the progress of each student); their qualifications have been checked and their homes thoroughly inspected.

Home Language International (HLI), Le Coronado, 20 avenue de Fontvieille, MC 98000 Monaco Tel: +377 97 70 74 72 Fax: +377 97 70 74 71 hli@monaco.mc www.hli.co.uk