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English Language + Gardening

English Language + Gardening

Receiving the end of course certificate
Learning in the kitchen garden

Due to popular demand Homestay England have developed the opportunity of a  homestay combination package. Combine the invaluable experience of learning English in England in a teacher's home with learning the fascinating skill of English gardening and further developing your English language.

This homestay package has five, three hour intensive English language lessons in the morning and two gardening lessons in the afternoon, lasting for two hours each. An afternoon of shopping or sightseeing and two afternoons of free time for self study or relaxation complete this package.

Practising English
Learning how to prune the box hedge

This total immersion English language + gardening homestay package provides maximum opportunity for natural and rapid progress in English language learning through support by native English speakers. It also gives the opportunity to develop gardening vocabulary, understanding, skills and technique.

The English language lessons are taken by Patricia, who is a qualified Cambridge English ESOL CELTA (formerly TEFL) teacher. Having gained a teaching award for her contribution to International Education from The European Council of International Schools, Patricia is a highly experienced teacher of English language and culture. She has taught English for many years in both England and in Asia.

Pruning the topiary
Learning how to prune roses

The gardening lessons are taught by Russ, who is a former gardening advisor to The British Embassy in Japan. Russ is a professional garden designer who has written two books published in Japanese about gardening and garden design. You will get the opportunity to garden with him in his garden.

Russ and Patricia have both spent many years enjoying teaching English and conversing with English learners both in England and overseas.

An English Language Teacher's Homestay + Gardening package with Homestay England is taught in modules of 1 week . Please see our example at the bottom of this page.

private English lessons in the comfort of your teacher's home.
making containers for the garden.

Lessons take place in our relaxing teaching room overlooking the cottage garden.We believe that language learning should be positive and pleasurable with the best learning taking place when the student is confident and relaxed.
The lessons are adapted to your specific level of learning and interest to develop your English learning goals such as speaking, writing and reading skills. A friendly assessment of your learning strengths, needs and fluency in your first lesson will allow your teacher to construct your individualised learning programme. We supply all learning materials.

Develop your conversation skills, listening, understanding, vocabulary and pronunciation daily by using the language you have studied in your lessons in real situations such as your gardening sessions, daily meal times, excursion or shopping trip, family and friend times etc.

In the afternoons enjoy private study time in your own room or in one of the quiet areas in your English home. Our guest bedrooms are all attractively furnished in a traditional English countryside manner. This enables you to live the English lifestyle in comfort. Relax in front of the wood burning fire in the lounge, read the numerous magazines and books, listen to and watch English DVDs.

Take pleasure in your language learning.

Our adult small group class sizes are a maximum of 3 students.

1:1 lessons for those wishing to learn on an individual level.

2:1 and 3:1 lessons are popular with companies for staff development in English language skills, as parent and teenager stays and for friends travelling and learning together.

Lessons are from Monday to Friday with arrival on Sunday and departure on Saturday.

**Dates available throughout the year**

English + Gardening Homestay
7 Day /6 Night Example Schedule:

Day 1: Arrival at your English home.

Day 2: English lesson (3hrs)

Free time or study time

Day 3: English lesson (3hrs)

Gardening lesson (2hrs)
Introduction to English Gardening.
Practical activities related to the current season.

Day 4: English lesson (3hrs)

Free time or study time

Day 5: English lesson (3hrs)

Gardening lesson (2hrs)
Learn techniques of increasing your plants for free or design and make a container.

Day 6: English lesson (3hrs)

Garden Centre visit or garden visit

Day 7: Departure to your onward destination.



7 days / 6 nights






England + Gardening Homestay Package
includes the following:-

- Comfortable accommodation

- Private bedroom (or discount for twin room shared with friend or relative)

- All meals plus refreshments

- Transport to and from the local Grantham railway and bus station

- 15 hours English tuition 'tailor made' to your learning needs and wishes

- 4 hours gardening tuition and one excursion

- All learning materials required during your stay

- Transport to and from excursion venues

- Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

- Certificate of Attendance

This package does not include:

- Personal health and travel insurance

- Travel to and from the U.K.

- Travel expenses to and from your homestay accommodation

(Taxi pick up and drop off service from airports and London on request. Fees apply)

Join us for the enjoyment of learning or improving your English whether for personal or business use this year. Contact us with any questions. Before arriving in England make friends with us by e-mailing us on enquiries@ homestayengland.co.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you to your English home.