Oxford Homestay English Immersion DUO

Exclusive fast-track English immersion programme in Oxford for professionals

Learn English and live in your teachers’ home

This exclusive 1:1 English Immersion Programme in Oxford is for busy international professionals who want to improve their English fluency and confidence in just one week with lessons and conversation.

What is included

  • Lessons each morning: so you get an English course
  • You live in your teachers’ home: so you get an immersion experience
  •  The “Teaching Duo”: 2 teachers (one at a time) so more variety & better learning
  • Structured lessons focused on your goals: so you don’t waste time
  • Relevant lessons from expert teachers: so you learn more effectively
  • Teaching materials tailored to your needs: so you are motivated and improving
  • Useful homework tasks: so you make more progress!
  • Review, report and recommendations: so you see your progress and how to extend it.


You also receive these:

  • Business English phrases and tips so you feel more confident at work
  • Social English conversation so you can easily use English in social situations
  • Business Coaching – sample this powerful process, regularly used by successful people.

The Duo

  • You get 2 teachers, 2 kinds of English and 2 types of practice
  • Two teachers, Alison AND Richard
  • You live with them in their home so you practice in 1:1 lessons AND in conversation 
  • You get 2 kinds of English: Business English AND Social English

They invite just one English Immersion client into their home each month because they want to make sure each one has a wonderfully productive stay.

By special arrangement, they can sometimes offer a double programme for a couple.


Alison and Richard Haill, English teachers


4 Special Benefits

i) Expert English Teachers: 

The “Teaching Duo” is a British married couple who have each taught English to international adults for over 20 years, from business professionals to academics and politicians, in universities, language schools and with the British Council around the world.

Their wide experience means that:

  • They pinpoint your difficulties so you get the most effective help and teaching
  • You gain teaching and tips from experts, so you progress faster
  • They liaise so your lessons fit well together
  • You have two 1:1 teachers so the variety keeps you motivated
ii) Living with your teachers in Oxford
Because you live with your teachers in their home, you will use English more and receive more useful help:
  • You use English as much as you want and in many everyday situations
  • You discuss a wide range of subjects in lessons and at mealtimes
  • You can practise what you learn in your lessons and ask questions whenever you want.
iii) Plus: sample real Business Coaching
Alison, one of the teachers, is an Executive Business Coach so you can receive a sample coaching session. If you want, you can purchase more Coaching  while you are in Oxford, for example:
  • Business Coaching or Career Coaching
  • Life Coaching
iv) Oxford
Oxford is a wonderful place to study. Your teachers know a lot about its two famous universities and can show you inside, as well as arrange access to special cultural events and other Oxford ‘secrets’.

Cultural Insights Programme (optional)

You can choose the Cultural Insights evening option to discover more about Oxford, accompanied each time by your teacher. We can sometimes even arrange to teach you inside Oxford University itself.

Accommodation and Meals

You live with your teachers in their pleasant home, in a quiet street in central Oxford. You have your own private room with a comfortable bed, wifi, tea and coffee facilities, and a desk. Each day breakfast and a delicious dinner with your hosts is provided, along with conversation. The house is just a short walk from the centre of town, with pubs, cafes, the River Thames and a park nearby.

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Programme Structure


You spend your morning in 1:1 lessons with one of your teachers each morning, Monday to Friday.


Choose between 3 options for the afternoon:
  • Basic: This is for you if you want free afternoons.
  • Intensive: Your teacher helps you decide on a Project for the afternoons so you practise your English skills in different ways with different people. Depending on your interests, this could involve visiting museums, bookshops, retail parks or contacting businesses in the city.
  • Intensive PLUS:  In addition to everything in the Intensive programme, you enjoy our Cultural Insights programme which includes 3 extra activities (such as theatre, cinema or a university tour) in the company of one of your teachers.

Invest in YOU!

Invest in yourself and gain these results:
  • More confident English
  • Clearer pronunciation
  • Increased vocabulary
  • More fluent English
  • Better understanding of spoken English
  • British pronunciation.

All this is included:

  • Half-board accommodation
  • Teaching from two experienced teachers, 1:1
  • Materials
  • Homework
  • Conversation
  • Feedback and error correction
  • Living with your teachers in their home.

Contact us here for prices and to book your place

2018 DATES

Arrival dates are Sundays, with departure on Saturday.

Available dates are the following:

4-10 February

4-10 March

22-28 April

6-12 May

17-23 June

12-18 August

23-29 September

14-20 October

11-17 November

2-8 December

Dates! Contact us if you have a special request regarding dates – we will do our best to help.


Your teachers: Alison and Richard

English teacher from Oxford, on a cycling holiday in Slovenia

Alison Haill

Richard Haill

Richard Haill

Alison and Richard are a married couple. They both have a BA in languages, a university teaching qualification, and a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics. They have 14 years’ experience of teaching English to professionals  abroad, including Brazil, France, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Egypt and Singapore.

On returning to the UK, Alison was the Head of Business English in a language school in Oxford. In 1998, she founded her own company, Oxford Professional Consulting where she is CEO. She is also an experienced Business Coach and Leadership Communication Specialist.

She teaches English with her husband in the Duo package for only one week per month. This makes a change from her normal work and she likes this opportunity to work with her husband.

On returning to the UK, Richard went into academic work. He worked at Oxford Brookes University for over 25 years, where he led the department, created courses and taught a range of subjects from English and Linguistics to British Cinema.

Richard is keen on sport and literature while Alison’s hobbies are singing, travel and foreign languages. They both love films, theatre and spending time with friends, family and foreign visitors. They also enjoy good food and wine, with conversation!

Contact us to book now!

Contact us now to book with our Special Offer prices for 2018.
Note: arrival is normally on Sundays and departures on Saturdays.