ESL Private Course

Private language courses abroad

Private language courses abroad

Learning a language in a group class is great, but it’s not always the best option for everyone. If you want your lessons to be more focussed on your specific needs, but still benefit from the international atmosphere and social activities of a language school, our private language courses abroad are the best option for you!

Our private language courses abroad will provide you with a more intensive, one-on-one environment for you to study your second language how you see fit. However, as private lessons are available in all of our schools worldwide, you’ll still benefit from the exciting activities, vibrant international atmosphere, and social opportunities of our schools.

Private courses can be taken as a standalone course or combined with group lessons to work on your specific areas of improvement while also learning and living the group course experience!

Key information

Course duration:
1+ week
Minimum age:
16 (10 if including juniors)
Class size:
Entry level:
Beginner - Advanced

Why take a private course abroad?

  • Personalised tuition, tailored to your needs — the fastest way to achieve your goals.
  • The perfect middle ground between a personalised experience and a social atmosphere.
  • Customise your course to your specific needs and mix them with group classes to make your programme perfect for you!
  • Available in all of our schools across the world, letting you choose your ideal location.
  • Perfect for students looking to branch their language learning towards a specific direction, such as language for business, a specific professional sector or to prepare for an exam.
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Want to hear more about what we can do for you? Reach out to us for more information, you’ll be under no obligation to book! If you’d rather read more about our courses and destinations, don’t hesitate to ask for your free brochure.

Frequently asked questions about private language courses abroad

Where will I stay during my private language course?

During your language course, your accommodation options will depend largely on the destination you choose. Your options can range from the unique and immersive experience of living with a host family or in your teacher’s house, to the independence of living in a student residence. Make sure to speak to the ESL team and we will advise you of the best possible accommodation option for your programme!

How intensive is a private language course?

Private lessons can be tailored to your personal preference, choosing between 15, 20, 25, or 30 hours of classes per week. Private courses can be combined with group classes. Generally, the latter take place in the morning and are followed by 1 or 2 private lessons per day in the afternoon to focus on your personal needs and interests. The length of your stay is also customisable, so you can stay anywhere starting from one week on.

What’s the difference between private courses in the teacher’s house and private courses in a language school?

In both cases, you’ll be able to choose the intensity as well as the focus of the course, based on your objectives and needs. The main difference is that with the “at the teacher’s house” programme, you’ll be in total immersion in the daily life of your teacher who is also your host family. You will meet local people but not necessarily other language students.

When you take private courses in a language school, you will be able to gather with other international students during school breaks and take part to school’s activities. You can also combine your private courses with a group course if you wish. Lastly, while you will have the choice to live with a local host family, they won’t be your language teachers. 

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