Host families

Hosting Our Students

We believe in experiential learning which is why we organize short stays for students during school holiday’s where they take part in our linguistic holiday programs. Our students are from French speaking backgrounds and will take part in English language classes as well as other community activities during their stay.

We need safe and reliable host families who can provide them with not only safe and secure accommodation but lively cultural and language support. It is essential that the students are well cared for, well fed, respected and treated like a member of the family. In return it is expected that the student will be polite, respectful and accountable during his/her time with you.

The ideal homestay is one in which each party learns from the other. We apply a variety of matching criteria to ascertain if we are peering the right student to the right family. We look at age, gender, faith and interest in order to decide a good match. We hope the experiences that result will have a positive impact on you, your family and the student. Everyone involved will learn and understand a little more about the world we live in and the countries and cultures which often seem so far apart.

What you give

  • Share your culture with French students
  • Accommodation and Meals

What you get

  • Excellent Pay rates per student
  • Practice your French.


  • A Spare room ( well lit and furnished).
  • Availability to drop off and pick up from activity venue
  • DBS Checks ( MYL will help you with that)

Apply to be a host family

The completed application & terms and conditions forms (pages 4, 5, and 6) may be sent by post to:

Mind Your Language International 12 Cecil Court Jones Close Southend on Sea SS1 6PG

Or by email to:

Once we receive your completed application, we will contact you to arrange an appointment to come and see you.

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