Children learn English through cultural immersion via a mixture of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning.
Our total immersion holidays in France and the rest of Europe are designed to give your child or adolescent (ages 6-18) the best possible learning experience, with on average only 3 students per English family with a qualified teacher (sometimes two), and their own native English or American children of a similar age to your own child.
With a language immersion, there’s always a risk that your child won’t be actively engaged. We ensure this doesn’t happen as each homestay includes English lessons every morning and activities every afternoon, giving your child a safe, friendly environment to immerse themselves in.
Homestays are all-inclusive and available throughout the year.
Become a Host Family
Hosting between 1 and 4 children over a week or weekend, teaching them English in the mornings and doing activities together with them and your own children in the afternoon is a great way to earn an income and have fun.
Due to the high demand for immersion holidays, Daily English are currently recruiting native English speaking host families across all the regions of France.
We are also looking for families in England (with easy access to airports).
If you’re interested in becoming a host family and teaching English, then please see our list of requirements and read about the benefits of becoming a host family.
What Makes Daily English Unique?
Our homestays are designed to ensure that your child has as much fun as possible while also learning the maximum amount of English.
Daily English is unique because:
We have over 50 English families in France, the UK and the rest of Europe. Meet the families.
In each family, at least one parent is a qualified English teacher.
From breakfast to bedtime, your child will speak in English with their new English friends.
By choosing a family with children, your own child will feel comfortable and gain confidence, giving them more opportunities to participate during their language immersion and learn English quickly.
We have received hundreds of positive reviews. Click to read some of them.
Every child is unique, so we are happy to provide a personalized registration service to help you and your child choose which family to stay with, in order to ensure that your child is well cared for and has the best experience possible.
Putting Safety First
Our families are rigorously selected and before we accept a new host family, the Director of Daily English visits the family in their own home, confirms their qualifications and checks that the house is safe and corresponds to our high standards.
A qualified adult will be with your child throughout their stay (including the afternoon activities), and we also provide a 24/7 helpline.
Daily English is registered for language immersions with the Direction Départementale de la Cohésion Sociale, which is in charge of sporting and youth activities in France. Registration number 034ORG0536 (verifiable with the DDCS in Hérault).
The latest evaluation from the supervisory authority DDCS in Gironde showed that we comply with all regulatory requirements, and that children were accommodated by host families who fulfil strict physical and moral security conditions.
At all times during the homestay, your child will be with their host family, which takes care of all aspects of the language immersion. This is reassuring for both the parents and children, as you have a single point of contact: the family. This also means that there are no trips to learn English in a centre with other French children - everything is organized right there in the family home.
We offer English homestays for children and teens from 6 to 18 years old. Our homestays are suitable for:
College and high school students who want to improve their English, to use the English language in real situations, or to prepare for a trip abroad.
Primary school children who want to learn English from the age of 6. This is an opportunity for them to begin learning the language and go on their first holiday without their parents.
For young people who are not yet ready to go abroad for whom a homestay with an English family in France is better suited.
For those who have been disappointed when trying to learn English by other methods.
Each school holiday period is an opportunity for your child or teen to enjoy an English language course in France, or elsewhere in Europe.
We offer courses during every school holiday period: All Saints, Christmas, Winter, Easter, Summer.
We also offer immersion weekends all year round (excluding school holidays).
Contact us to know the availability of our English families.
Some of our families get booked up rapidly, so please book early to ensure that your preferred choice is available.
Morning English Lessons
Each morning one of the parents (who is a qualified English teacher) will sit down with your child (and at most three other French children) and give them a fun English lesson. This will be adapted to the age and level of the children.
English lessons will be:
1h30 for primary school children
2h for teenagers
Numerous activities and trips in English (of course!) are offered every afternoon. These will vary depending on the season and location, but might include horse riding, laser games, go-karting, zipwire etc.
To find out more about what activities different families offer, view the map of families, then click to visit a dedicated page for each family.
We also offer specialised horse riding and English immersion holidays in Normandy and the Midi Pyrenees, and skiing holidays in France in the winter.
Special English Language Holidays in France
If your child is more of the active type, a ski holiday as part of an English family in France is perfect to develop their English.
This is an opportunity to visit the Isle of Jersey, go shopping and eat some traditional fish & chips.
Your child will love our combined English and horse riding immersion holidays full of equestrian activities in Normandy.
Value for Money
The best value quality / price to learn English. Each homestay is all-inclusive and the following are included:
English classes every morning
Various organized activities and outings
Transportation to and from activities
You will need to organise your own transportation to and from the homestay destination at the start and end of the holiday.
We accept secure payment by credit card and can offer alternative payment facilities by prior arrangement.
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100’s of Satisfied Customers
We have organised 100’s of holidays and constantly receive messages from children and their parents alike saying how much they enjoyed their English immersion.
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"Really delighted with his week"
"I can speak faster than I did before"
"The quality of the stay, activities, and teaching are assets in your organization."
We are committed to making your English homestay a success for you and your children.
We are available every day to inform you about our English language courses in France, the UK and the rest of Europe. You can contact us 7 days a week by phone, email, mail or Skype. If we are unavailable, we promise to contact you during the day.
Contact us today for information on our upcoming English language immersions for children and teens in 2019.