This One-to-One General English homestay course allows you to focus on improving your overall level of English and your communication skills. By living in the home of your teacher, you maximise your opportunity to practise speaking and develop listening skills outside of lessons, such as on cultural excursions and at meal times, providing a total immersion experience.

Expert English Teachers

All of our teachers are qualified to teach English as a foreign language. Many have taught English all of their lives and others have retrained following successful careers in business in various industries and sectors. They are knowledgeable about British culture and enjoy sharing their home and experience with students.

  • Qualified to teach English as a foreign language

  • You can choose from 15, 20 or 25 hours of tuition per week

Meet Our Tutors

English Homestay Courses

The General English homestay course is very flexible and allows students to focus on the key areas they want to develop and improve. Your teacher will tailor the course specifically for your individual needs.

Our Locations


We love our students, and it seems they love us!

Thank you very much for your hospitality. This is my first experience to stay in someones home overseas. I learned a lot while seeing their daily life, for example, how they enjoy their life, how they cherish their friends.


The experience was really good and I think it will stay in me for my whole life.


Predominantly we have been working on improving my writing skills and I am very confident that this goal was achieved. Moreover, we have been discussing a great deal of business communication, multinational business and I even received strategic advice.


What’s Included

  • One to one English lessons in your teacher’s home

  • Private bedroom in the home of the teacher

  • All meals taken at the home

  • Student information pack on arrival and study materials for use during your course

  • Local excursions and socialising with your teacher

  • Personalised end-of-course report with progress, achievement and recommendations for future study

  • Assessment test before or on arrival

  • Certificate of Attendance

  • Transfer from the local train or bus station on arrival

  • 24 hour telephone emergency support

Not Included

  • Travel to and from the UK

  • Airport Transfers – price on request

  • Personal Insurance

  • Entrance fees to attractions, museums, exhibitions, cinema, theatre, stately homes, public transport etc

Making the most of your course

  • Get in touch with your teacher as soon as you can.  They will be looking forward to hearing from you and learning more about you and your goals before you arrive in the UK

  • Relax and enjoy your course.  Interact with your teacher and their family as much as possible.  Your teacher will offer you a choice of activities and excursions during your course, so join in with any activities they offer, even if it is not something you would normally do at home

  • Be on time for your lessons.  If you are late for your lessons, your teacher may not be able to make up the lesson time

  • Complete any homework given to you by your teacher

  • Remember to speak English as much as possible on your course.  You will improve much faster if you relax and enjoy the total immersion experience

  • If you are unhappy with anything on your course, please discuss it with your teacher in the first instance. Alternatively, you can contact the Orchard Home Tuition office during your stay in the UK. Orchard Home Tuition cannot accept any retrospective claim or complaint that we have not been made fully aware of during your stay.  All complaints will be dealt with during the course, and, if necessary, we will move a student to a new teacher and family with a minimum of disruption

  • At the end of your course please complete your Student Feedback Form in confidence and return it in the envelope provided feed

  • Cost of excursions – please remember that the costs of excursions are not included in the course fee for adult students. If you choose an excursion or activity with an entrance fee or cost associated, you will need to pay for yourself and your teacher.  Young learners only need to pay for entrance fees when they have specifically requested an activity or excursion not normally provided by the teacher for the Young Learner course


per person per week

General English 1:1 2:1
15 hours £815 £665
20 hours £915 £745
25 hours £1015 £815
Supplements 1:1 2:1
Private Bathroom £100 £80
London & Edinburgh £100 £80
Accompanying Person £450 £450
Additional Night Accommodation £70 £60
Additional Lessons (per hour) £35 £35
Christmas & New Year £140 £110