Learn English & live in your private teacher's home around Galway 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 Ireland. 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 Galway. 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 Ireland 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 Galway, 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.
Galway’s labyrinth of cobbled streets invites you to browse, stroll, and explore. In Galway, there is always something new to discover and always more than first meets the eye. The place is more than just a standard small city. If offers more culture, restaurants, bars, art, music, entertainment and Irish experiences than you would think you could find. Venture into the labyrinth of Galway and discover its wonder! Your language stay abroad will also get something a little bit extra. The city and its atmosphere depend on the many young students who live here. The locals often speak of the “craic”, the Irish word for the fun and entertainment, great conversations and stimulating company you can find here. Like a labyrinth with its unexpected turnings, in Galway, you can find everything you need for a successful language stay abroad and a whole lot more. You just have to look a bit harder for it, but doing so will give you immense pleasure.
English lessons are provided by Shannonside Language Centre. The director, Jeremy, has been an English language consultant and teacher for over thirty years. He is a specialist in English language training for Business, Marketing, Law, Medicine and Engineering. Jeremy has long experience of in-company training, especially in English language support for SMEs (Small to Medium-size Enterprises). Many companies have found this support of great value in their initial development and their continuing expansion into the global market. He also has experience of English language document editing and improvement. Lessons are taught in spacious classrooms with lots of natural lighting at Slieve Aughty Centre. May include walks or excursions outside the classroom.