Living with native English speakers is always the best way to pick up and practise the language naturally. However in recent years, even with total immerion in a host family, the challenge has become more difficult. People spend much more time on electronic devices so ,than even when visiting different countries they are still very much connected to home. Stopping a stranger on the steet and asking for directions has almost become a thing of the past because of Google Maps and other navigation software that are at our fingertips. Online Gaming is an obsession and has virtually replaced board games and card games. Young people are especially challenged because they have known no other life and don't even think it's unusual to spend the day on front of a screen rather than experiencing the world in reality!
Anglofam recognises these challenges and we have a program which not only counteracts the difficulties of the modern era but in some instances uses modern technology to help with practising the language. Before you invest in a language holiday for yourself or your child please consider the following and if you would like to find out more just email us.
What advantages does Anglofam offer?
The founder of Anglofam has years of hosting and teaching experience and are dedicated to facilitating enjoyable and highly beneficial language learning stays. AS already stated, one of the obstacles to language learning in modern times, especially for young people, is the addiction to mobile devices and technology! Anglofam's purpose is to introduce enjoyable and interesting english speaking activities and exercises which can be planned into every day of the language stay in order to encourage everyone to forget their phones for a while! We provide expert advice, ideas, English speaking exercises, English speaking games and other tips to all host families and guests who have arranged a language stay through Anglofam. These are designed to encourage maximum interaction between host and guest for the whole duration of the stay. Both you and your host family will have the information pack in advance so you will know what to expect and you can plan your language stay to maximum benefit.
Anglofam does not take a percentage from the hosting charges which ensures the rate offered will be the best value price you can get. We recommend a standard daily rate which includes accommodation, all meals, a weekly laundry service and two weekly activities. This ensures all guests receive a low price quality stay.
Because Anglofam language stays are agreed directly with the host families they are totally flexible regarding when you go or how long you stay.
We take safety of under age guests very seriously and all host families who register on Anglofam must provide official identification details and signed and validated character references from trusted and reputable sources. Many of our hosts are school teachers registered with tthe official teaching councils in Ireland or the UK
You can communicate with the family you have chosen as much as you like before confirming a booking. You can agree detaiils of airport transfers or any extra activiites and costs. If you change your mind you can cancel and transfer the booking fee to another family.
Anglofam also facilitates creation of a contract and invitation letter from the host family which will help you or your child enter the guest family's country.
Anglofam specialises in English immersion stays, English immersion holidays and school term stays. We have families all over Ireland and the UK including London, Dublin, Belfast, Derry Galway, Waterford, Cork.
We are offering a reduced registration/booking fee of 99 euro for a limited period! We have plenty of families to choose from so just search through and find a family to suit you. Click on the Search button above!