Junior Homestay English Programme

International House Junior Homestay courses:
• are designed for 13 to 17 year olds
• offer combined package of classes, educational trips, evening social events and weekend excursions
• include full-board accommodation with a local host family

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Kids learning English at the heart of an exciting city!

About the Course:

This course is a fun and intensive English language course designed specifically for young learners. It combines fun learning activities for kids and teens, with engaging English language classes. The students will receive 15 lessons of English Language classes and 10 lessons of educational fun activities per week. All classes are taken by professional and highly skilled teachers who are specialists in teaching Young Learners.

The varied and exciting social programme of events includes activities like; laser tag, paintballing and cinema trips, for three evenings per week. The full day excursions each Saturday offer the students the chance to explore more of the North East of England and Scotland. The day trips on offer are to favourite locations such as Edinburgh, York, the Lake District and the castle of Northumbria.

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2020 Dates:

WINTER: 5 January 2020 - 9 February 2020

SUMMER: 21 June 2020 - 9 August 2020


Course fees are £620 per week* which include:

  • Class based lessons plus afternoon educational activities and excursions

  • Full-board homestay (with café lunches)

  • Local travel passes (please note that students will not be accompanied when travelling to and from school and activities – they are brought to school on their first day by their host families and then will travel with another junior student)

  • Saturday excursions e.g. York, Edinburgh, Alnwick Castle (One of the UK’s Harry Potter filming locations), The Lake District (with Hadrian’s Wall).        

  • Insurance 

See the Social Programme Timetable for 2019 - click here

 Please Note:

  • *There will be an extra fee of £30 per week for students aged under 14 for extra evening safeguarding services.   

  • All students who are under 18 years must make arrangements for transfers from the airport to their homestay. International House can arrange this for a charge of £40 each way.  

  • Fees for large groups (10 or more students) may be eligible for a discount. Closed groups of students (minimum of 10 students with a group leader) can come at any time of year. 


  • Are tailor made by our teachers using authentic materials
  • Teach skills and systems that students can use outside the classroom
  • Explicitly link to the trips and social programme
  • Follow a situational task-based methodology
  • Are organised to suit students’ levels
  • Provide students with clear record of their progress

Accommodation and welfare

  • Staff specially trained in YL safeguarding, as well as health and safety
  • A high ratio (1:15) of supervisors to students, accompanying students on trips at all times
  • A first day talk and discussion on expectations and personal safety in the UK
  • An agreement between parents and International House Newcastle staff to work together for junior welfare
  • Selected host families, chosen and monitored through periodic visits and given specific guidelines for junior students. (A copy of these guidelines can be sent on request.)
  • Pairing of junior students of different nationalities where possible, in host families
  • Students must attend all events on the timetable and meet an evening curfew.
  • A 24-hour emergency phone contact for juniors and host families 

***The Junior Programme is available without homestay if the young learner has private accommodation arrangements with parental supervision, or that of a guardian. Please read more about this here.  The fee for the Junior Programme excluding homestay is £460 per week.

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Junior Homestay English Programme at Newcastle

Course options

Junior Homestay Programme age 13
Price per week:£650
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Junior Homestay Programme ages 14-17
Price per week:£620
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