Do you want to QUICKLY and EFFECTIVELY improve your English?
Stay with Noah and Cathy in their home!
A One-to-One English homestay. Or even a One-to-Two homestay! Yes, it’s possible for you to meet with TWO native English teachers for the best way to learn English — total immersion in an English-only environment. A homestay in your teacher’s home is the most effective way for you to develop your overall English skills in a short time, while also getting to experience daily life in the U.S.
For just the cost of a hotel and your meals on a regular vacation, you can get the benefits of guided language instruction while also having a true cultural experience with your teacher! You can combine your vacation with an intensive English immersion experience that will be relaxed, but focused on your learning, as well.
Courses and areas of focus that are available:
General English (Grammar based, Beginner to Advanced)
Conversational English (Pre-Intermediate to Advanced)
Business English (Intermediate to Advanced)
English for the US Citizenship Test (General instruction for the USCIS test)
**A homestay is only available for students who are 18+ years old unless accompanied by a parent.
**This is a pet-free and smoke-free home.
Homestay Price List
1 week stay (7 days, 6 nights)
1 student: $1190 USD (plus tax)
2 students: $1790 USD (plus tax)
Non-participating family member or friend: $420 USD (plus tax)
***Please note that homestay courses are limited to two students per week. Both students must be related or know each other. This allows you to get the maximum benefit of individual instruction from your teacher.
Homestay Does NOT Include:
Transportation to the U.S.
Student Travel Insurance
Student Health Insurance
Medical or Dental Care
15 hours of formal lessons — 45 minutes or 60 minutes
All teaching materials
Conversation with native English speakers during routine tasks such as grocery shopping, going to the bank, going to the post office (send post cards to your friends and family!), or other locations that would be valuable for your English skills
3 meals per day (meal times provide a great opportunity for focused conversation and immersion - no cell phones or other electronic devices are allowed during this time at the kitchen table)
Fresh fruit and snacks
High-speed WiFi throughout the house and deck area
Bedroom with queen-size bed (linens and blankets included), full-size closet, night stand, and desk
Private bathroom with shower (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc)
Laundry - use of washer and electric dryer (laundry soap and dryer sheets provided)
Access to and full use of kitchen (including stove, microwave, fridge, electric dishwasher, etc)
Movie night at a local theater (1 snack and beverage)
Museum visit to one of our local museums
Transportation from the Pocatello, Idaho airport (code PIH) on your Arrival day and to the airport on your Departure day
Local transportation in Pocatello during the week of your stay (when with your teacher)
Unlimited hours of informal speaking time
“Welcome” OR “Goodbye” party and real American BBQ with some of our local friends and neighbors
One item of your choice from the TEFLNoah merchandise store
Homestay Options (for additional cost)
**Specific activities are dependent upon the season of the year (for example, we can’t go snowmobiling in the summer!)
Skiing or snowboarding at Pebble Creek
Day trip to Lava Hot Springs
1 week gym membership at Gold’s Gym
Transportation or entrance fees to any additional sites or venues not already specified
Check out the About Our Area section for other opportunities and experiences available
Payment and Cancellation Policy
Contact us to inquire about dates available.
Once a date has been agreed upon, you will receive an email from us. You will have 48 hours to pay for your homestay reservation. 100% of your payment will be required at that time.
25% of the booking fee will be retained by us if the course is cancelled up to 4 weeks before the course start date.
50% of the booking fee will be retained by us if the course is cancelled up to 2 weeks before the course start date.
75% of the booking fee will be retained by us if the course is cancelled up to 1 week before the course start date.
Because international travel into the U.S. takes a lot of planning, it is important that you keep the reservation you have confirmed. If you cancel on short notice, it will be very difficult for another student to make arrangements to take that date.
TEFLNoah, LLC is a registered business with the State of Idaho. As such, all applicable taxes, fees, and insurance requirements are in effect as legally required.
Our home is located in Pocatello, Idaho, USA. The closest airport to us is the Pocatello Regional Airport (code PIH). However, we are also close to the Salt Lake City International Airport (code SLC), and the Salt Lake Express shuttle is available for transportation to Pocatello. The shuttle cost is approximately $45-$50 USD (one-way), and it takes about three hours to get to Pocatello from the Salt Lake City airport.
Students from the U.S. are welcome to bring their own vehicle if they prefer to drive. Rental cars are also available from either the Pocatello or Salt Lake City airport. Off-street parking is available during your homestay.
DURING YOUR HOMESTAY, LOCAL TRANSPORTATION WILL BE INCLUDED.
About Our Area
Our home is located in Pocatello, Idaho, USA. A Google search will provide you with more information than you need, so we’ve narrowed down some of the highlights for you to check out. If you are interested in seeing any of these locations during your homestay, contact us to discuss the options and prices.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR OTHER STUDENTS? WILL YOU TEACH ONLINE DURING MY HOMESTAY?
Don’t worry, we will not be with each other 24 hours a day! You will have a few hours each day to yourself for studying, taking a walk, taking a nap, talking online to your friends and family, etc. Your personal time and privacy will be respected. During that time, your teacher will also take care of some of the things they need to do, which might include an online lesson. However, don’t forget that you will be staying with TWO English teachers, and your time with us will be utilized as much as possible.
WHAT ARE THE MEAL OPTIONS?
One of the most important things (for both you and us!) is what meals we will have during your stay. Before your arrival, we will provide suggestions for you to decide on, and we will also have a vegetarian option. We do not currently have any vegan options available, though.
IF I WANT TO BUY SOME LOCAL WINE, BEER, OR OTHER ALCOHOL, CAN I HAVE IT AT YOUR HOUSE?
Yes! You are welcome to have alcohol if you are 21 years old (the legal age for possession or drinking alcohol in Idaho). We are happy to provide recommendations to you, as well.
DO YOU ALLOW SMOKING IN YOUR HOUSE?
No. Our home is completely smoke-free.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS I SHOULD WORRY ABOUT?
No. Our home is pet-free.
IF YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US.
Other Homestay Programs
If you’re not able to stay with us, there are many other options available. Check out these links to compare our services and prices with other homestay programs that might be more convenient for you to attend. Pay close attention to whether or not you have a private bedroom and bathroom available, airport pick up and drop off, the excursion costs, etc. We do not endorse any of these programs, they are only provided for your information.