About the New England Area
Home Language International Program
Building A World of Understanding right from your Kitchen Table
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HLI (Home Language International) seeks to have
qualified host/tutors (teachers or those with a minimum of a 4 year college degree) with a variety of
profiles to match up with foreign students seeking a home stay teaching program.
Hosts must be fluent native speakers
of standard English.
Host families must be within reasonable driving distance ( 2-3 hrs) of
Boston. Hosts are typically responsible for Logan Airport pickup and delivery (for which there is an
additional stipend). Most guests will want to have at least one sightseeing trip to see Boston/Cambrige per
Students typically book Sunday to Sunday stays from 2 to 4 weeks in length.
Although there are a number of different programs, typically the host provides
students with one on one tutoring in English for 10 to 20 hours a week (most students choose 10 or 15 hours), full
room & board, and local activities such as sightseeing, shopping, going to the beach, etc. Lessons must be
given during the daytime. A small number of students choose full board only with no lessons. Hosts for these
students do not need to meet the tutoring requirements.
We place students from teens through adults throughout the year. The
majority of our students are teens and young adults who come in the summer months, making this a good match for
teachers who have the summer off. We frequently have bookings throughout the year making this a good
opportunity for retired teachers or anyone who has at least one adult at home year
round. Hosts must have ample free time to host and tutor their guests and can not be working
outside of the home, except in cases where the work has limited part-time hours and provisions are
made for the student - e.g., there is someone at home with them, there is something they can do while
the host is busy. In this case the family's offer must include this information so that the student can
make an informed decision about whether the arrangements are acceptable for
The majority of the students who choose our
area come from France and other Western European countries (Italy, Spain, Germany) and few from Japan and
guests usually request to stay in a home
with other kids (or access to like-aged kids - relatives, neighbors, friends) so families with children are
very welcome and always needed for summer stays! Our hosts with children find that hosting is a rewarding family
project to make new friends and some extra money. Often the children make lasting friendships and stay in touch for
This is not a group program. Bookings come in individually, and individual programs
are created for each guest. Registered hosts are not under any obligation to take a guest until
they agree to take a specific student for a specific program and time frame. Programs are often highly
individualized with requested activities from Cultural trips (Boston museums) to tennis, golf, kayaking,
horseback riding, even cooking lessons! (the student pays for additional requested activities - the host is
reponsible for making the arrangements and for transportation.)
HLI is a high-end program, so we seek hosts with good
accommodations who are exceptionally good at both teaching and making their guests feel at home. You must
provide a private room for your guest with a real bed and bureau/closet space, 3 meals a day, and provide the
contracted services (tutoring hours and/or other activities requested).
Tutors must have a
minimum of a 4 year college degree or be certified to teach ESL.
If you are interested, please email to request the host agreement, pay rates,
and the host family profile form. Please include your phone number, your location, and a brief description of
your family profile (number of people in the family, age range, interests).