The Culture Palette
Hopatcong, New Jersey
The Culture Palette School is a unique school for fun experiences in the United States. It is an American English cultural homestay program. Mercedes Walker, a former university professor, is the school's leader. We are located 1.5 hours west of New York City in a quiet lake community.
The average length of stay is 3 weeks. Many people decide to take a vacation while improving their English. Students have stayed as little as 1 week, and as long as 9 weeks. Whatever you want to do in the United States, we will help you do it.
ESL Program Introduction
Accommodations for up to 12 international students are available in a home setting. Students learn English, American cooking, and American cultural practices. They gain exposure to American music and films. We only speak English here, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and so, you will improve faster.
We will collect you at the airport if you fly into Newark Liberty International (EWR). Basic accommodations include private and semi-private accommodations with internet and TV. Partial and full meal plans, sightseeing, and formal English grammar lessons are also available.
Contact us for an application and more information. Please leave your phone number and tell us the best time to call you.
Online lessons with webcam are also available through Skype. Many students want to start with online lessons to prepare for their trip.
We hope to see you soon in the United States.
- Number of ESL Students: 12
- Average Class Size: 1
- Hours per Week: 3-5
- Minimum Age: 21
- Housing Options: Homestay Apartment
- School Setting: Suburban Small Town/Rural
Schedule & Fees
We admit students at any time of the year. The program can be created for your needs and budget. All lessons are 1-on-1.
Private apartment, 3 meals/day, all transportation, custom sightseeing, 5 private grammar lessons/week, and group activities - $900/week.
Double occupancy room with shared bathroom, continental breakfast, 3 private grammar lessons per week, group activities and one sightseeing day per week - $350/week.
Single occupancy room with shared bathroom - $245/week.
Double occupancy room with shared bathroom - $175/week.
Special Courses & Features
- English for Business
- English for Medical Professions
- English for Travel Professions
- Accent Reduction Courses
- Conversation Partner Program
- Public Speaking Courses
- TOEFL Preparation Courses
- One-to-One Instruction / Private Lessons
- Learn at Teacher's Home
- Online ESL/EFL Courses
All housing is on our premises.
The Culture Palette
PO Box 563
Hopatcong, NJ 07843