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 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
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.
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. Some students choose full board only with no lessons.
I 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 also get placements 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 full time. The majority of the students who choose our area
come from France and other Western European countries (Italy, Spain, Germany) and few from Japan.
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!
This is not a group program. Bookings come in individually. Registeredd 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, or horseback riding (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, 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. Advanced degrees and/or
teaching credentials are very desirable.
If you are interested, please email to request the host agreement, pay rates,
and the host family profile form.