Learn English & live in your private teacher's home around Chichester 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 English lessons at an experienced private teacher's home in UK. 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 English lessons and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay in Chichester. 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 English. All of our teachers in UK 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 Chichester, 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.
British Learning Academy is a spin-off of Brockhurst and Marlston Houses, a preparatory school with over a hundred years of history. Since 2011 the company has grown fast, widening its range of courses and including innovative project-based and business-oriented programmes for individuals, groups and multinational corporate clients. At BLA we are committed to providing the best quality for every student – for a career without borders. Our courses align with the CEFR European Framework and vary from Trinity, Cambridge and IELTS preparation and exam courses, to General English as well as a range of work-based practical English Courses. At BLA, we emphasize learning through creativity, with a focus on fostering effective communication and teamwork amongst other transferable skills. We create a fun, stimulating and collaborative study environment. Interactive programmes are designed so that students can develop and practise the language and skills required to communicate effectively in a range of international business contexts, preparing students for work in the industry and for a global career path. British Learning Academy operates from two centres: Chichester University and Brockhurst and Marlston House Schools. Chichester campus is 10 minutes walk from the town centre with its shops, cafes and restaurants. Once a Roman settlement, Chichester is famous for its Cathedral, Festival Theatre, Roman city walls and much more. Students really enjoy spending their afternoons in the centre, shopping and sipping their coffees at Starbucks! Chichester is also very close to Brighton and Portsmouth: full-day or half-day excursions to both destinations are often included in the package. Brockhurst & Marlston House Schools is a private preparatory school and as such hosts, English children aged 4 to 14. During half terms and summer break its beautiful facilities are used by BLA for its language courses. The closest town to the school is Newbury, a historic market town and the principal town in the west of Berkshire, famous for its rare medieval Cloth Hall and an adjoining half timbered granary as well as its many listed buildings. Students are regularly taken into Newbury with the school bus to do their shopping and explore the town centre. Oxford and Windsor are both easily reachable from Brockhurst and are typical weekend destinations for full-day excursions. Chichester University campus is set in beautiful surroundings, with plenty of green space to relax. Founded by William Otter, Bishop of Chichester, in 1839 the campus offers a combination of attractive, historic buildings together with excellent, modern facilities. In Summer 2012, a major refurbishment of the building was completed to further enhance resources and introduce a café, complete with ample social study areas. This award-winning, modern facility has an extensive and regularly refreshed library, complete with a large range of books, papers and journals. On campus, there is a large refectory (a buzzing meeting point at mealtimes), and a smaller café for students and staff called Holts. The campus is equipped with very spacious classrooms and auditoriums, outdoor spaces, two indoor gyms, rock climbing wall, football pitches, tennis courts, and many communal areas where students can gather after lessons. Bedrooms are all modern and well equipped. They are single study rooms with a wash hand basin, wardrobe and desk in the room. Bathroom facilities are shared between six people, with a ratio of 1:3. Bathrooms and communal spaces are cleaned daily, bed linens and towels are changed weekly. Laundry service is available on campus. There is free Wi-fi all around the Uni. Brockhurst and Marlston House Schools is a traditional country preparatory school set in a glorious Mansion in the heart of the Pang Valley in Bucklebury. It is a very prestigious private school that has only recently opened its doors to international students. Located in Newbury, halfway between London and Oxford it is surrounded by endless parkland and has incredible modern facilities including an indoor heated Olympic size swimming pool, music centre, theatre, and excellent indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, f.i. tennis courts, various football pitches and a very large gym. Bedrooms are very bright and spacious and the bathrooms are in each corridor. The Victorian refectory can host more than 100 students at a time. The closest airports are Heathrow and Gatwick. A shuttle service from both airports is available.