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My name is Daniela and when I decided to try an English language homestay in August 2011, I contacted many language companies, both English and Italian.

I chose Live and Learn Homestays because its proposal had the better price, many agreed excursions per week and the possibility of having a certificate of attendance - this was better than the other companies.

I'm sure that my experience rates 10 out of 10, because it was a great experience for me and my language has improved with my teacher's help.

Before my homestay course, I made many mistakes in English speaking; during that period my teacher corrected me every time that I made a mistake so I could learn and improve every day.

The additional benefits had been the professionalism of the service and the possibility of choosing the family.

In fact, the most important benefit is Lorna's professionalism as everything that she offered in her proposal really happened.

My advice is to rely on Lorna and to choose a family like the Garners!

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New Teachers, New Areas


We now have new teachers in the following areas:


Kendal (Lake District)




We're really excited to be able to offer you even more choice of locations for your full immersion English course.

We're adding their profiles to the 'Meet a Host' page so check them out now!

Mumpreneur 2011 Award


Local mum and entrepreneur, Lorna Allen, has earned herself a place in the final lineup of The Mumpreneur Awards, an annual ceremony aimed at celebrating parents throughout the UK who manage the difficult task of juggling business with family life.

The mother of 2 runs Live and Learn Homestays Ltd., an organisation offering personalised English courses and leisure activities to people visiting the Midlands region from abroad. Lorna's customers (homestay guests) benefit from a full immersion experience where they are placed with host families and have the unique opportunity to improve their English skills and learn about British culture through sharing their host families' lives.

Lorna Allen, Director of Live and Learn Homestays tells NetworkMilan.com how you can improve your English and feel at home in the “Heart of England”

Live and Learn Homestays Ltd is a small English language homestay company based in Birmingham, the "Heart of England", in the UK. The company is owned and managed by Lorna Allen, a local entrepreneur who worked part-time as a homestay tutor and local organiser for a large, international language homestay company for over seven years.

Read full article here: www.networkmilan.com