Learn English & live in your private teacher's home around Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge. 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 Tonbridge, 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.
Part of the ‘Eton Group’, Tonbridge School is one of the most exclusive and prestigious independent boarding schools in the country. Its high-quality teaching facilities make it a perfect setting for the Young Leaders programme for students aged 13-16. History of Tonbridge School Tonbridge School was first established in 1553 by Sir Andrew Judde and King Edward VI. Today, Tonbridge is one of most highly-regarded and exclusive boarding schools in the country, and forms part of the ‘Eton Group’ of schools. For the first few hundred years of the school’s existence, Tonbridge kept the number of its students below 100. Then, in the 19th century, the school undertook a large expansion and quadrupled its capacity. The school now boasts an array of high-quality facilities with its 150 acre site, including modern classrooms, a recently refurbished library, a large chapel, lecture theatres and an excellent sports centre – equipped with a swimming pool, sports hall, tennis courts, athletics track and extensive playing fields. Location Situated just to the north of Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge School is located on the edge of the quaint market town Tonbridge, less than an hour’s drive from London. During students’ free time, they are welcome to sign out of the school in small groups to explore Tonbridge’s selection of shops and cafés, or relax by the River Medway that runs through its centre. Accommodation Accommodation is provided in single or twin bedrooms with separate male and female accommodation and bathrooms are shared between 4-6 students. Laundry is available onsite and free of charge. Students take residence in one of the school’s boarding houses, equipped with a games room, cinema room and social areas. Bucksmore also offers a complimentary airport transfer service to students arriving at Heathrow and Gatwick airports, for all flights arriving/departing between 10:00 and 22:00. Safety Bucksmore’s residential centre management team and counsellors provide pastoral care and support to students. The boarding houses are locked electronically with a secure code.
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Tonbridge that is right for you. There are English courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
English test preparation courses are for students who want to prepare for English proficiency tests to improve job prospects or gain admission into a university.
Professional English courses are for professionals who want to study English in a specific area, such as business, medicine, law, aviation, and hospitality.