Nowadays, students all over the world are highly interested in overseas educational opportunities. But at the same time, students can find overwhelming the idea of being on their own in a foreign country without their parents, that is the very reason why the Homestay family program is so attractive. What does a homestay program entail? This program allows students to temporarily live with a local family that is part of the homestay program so that they can engage themselves in the local traditional culture of the country.
Now, our English homestay tuition courses are for students from eleven to eighteen years old. This program gives the student the option to have private lessons with a tutor at their home. And students can choose from excellent locations across the UK. And it is open for students who wish to begin an English course for beginners to students who would like to perfect their English by attending an Advanced English Course.
What you need to know is that all tutors are qualified teachers who have recognised qualifications. The lessons are tailored to the individual which this very fact is what speeds up the students learning process. And most importantly they will have a safe and healthy environment surrounding them which it will bring parents peace of mind.
What can your child expect from this program?
Homestay tuition students can expect short education breaks that have a duration of one to four weeks. They also have half day outings to places like shopping malls, water sports, cinema among other enjoyable activities. Another incredible option that your child will have is full day excursions to places such as the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, The Sea Life Centre and The Brighton Pavilion among others. Another perk of this wonderful program is that students that are part of this program will also be able to have fun and interactive indoor and outdoor lessons with a private tutor while being in a welcoming and friendly family environment. And all students that are part of this program will have the opportunity to be in a comfortable accommodation ( en-suite facilities are available if requested by parents )
Our tutors are fully aware that they have to take a new approach in order to teach English to Japanese students due to the many cultural differences between the two languages, that is the very reason why a homestay program is quite beneficial for Japanese students who will have a tutor that will tailor each lesson to his or her needs while taking into account the culture the student is coming from in order to have a fast-paced progress with the students lesson plan.
Japanese students can expect that their tutor will do everything their power to understand the cultural differences in order to accommodate your son or daughter to the experience of living in a foreign country even if it is a temporary living arrangement. Your tutor will take advantage of the diligence displayed on every aspect of Japanese culture and encourage your child to have excellence in their studies.
Another thing that you have to take into is the fact that some of our English speaking teachers have gone to Japan and spent a considerable amount of time working as a teaching assistant so they can learn more about the culture. They know for example that when a Japanese student calls them teacher, they do not mean to offend them, it is just part of how they have been taught to interact with an authority figure. They also know for instance that a Japanese student considers extremely rude for a teacher to smell or for a teacher to use a strong perfume. Your tutor will also know that Japanese students will show their feelings in a different way.
On another note, we wanted to let you know that we know for a fact that Japanese students love to come to the UK to learn English which is a necessary skill to have nowadays. You can rest assured that we will embrace our cultural differences and that your tutor will do everything in his or her power to make you feel comfortable and make your learning experience as rewarding as possible while keeping you motivated every step of the way.
We also encourage parents to speak with your child´s tutor before your child embarks on this wonderful once in a lifetime experience. You can ask him or her any questions that you may have, and even make suggestions on your child´s learning process that way your child’s tutor can take that into account and add that to your child´s lesson plan. And as I said before it will also give you peace of mind to know that you can call any time you need to speak to your child, after all, it is also difficult for a parent to let their child go to a foreign country. But you can be sure that we will do everything in our power to keep your child safe. With that being said we encourage parents to ask as many questions they want, so please feel to contact us, we love to hear from you!.
Japanese students love to come to the UK to learn English and try to embrace all of the changes but when you ask them a question in the class, don’t worry if they are silent! Often this silence is them simply thinking about the answer so please embrace this cultural difference when teaching Japanese students and allow them time to think and reply! You will be rewarded with very motivated Japanese students if you remember this.
You will probably get many JET participants who have been recommended by their Japanese ( English) teacher so they will be one of many students studying to improve their English or even improve the way they teach English or any other foreign language in Japan.
if you have teaching experience and you are looking to have a much needed extra income then this is the option for you.