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In July 2011, I spent 1 week in Birmingham to improve my English and to have a football coaching experience.

Live and Learn Homestays was recommended to me by my English teacher, Domenico Vernava.

I would rate them 10 out of 10 because I was able to improve my English level and personal knowledge of Britain

I think that this was the best way to improve my English; Lorna and my host family were very professional.

In just 1 week my speaking and listening skills improved; this was very important to me.

Live and Learn Homestays also helped me to find an important FA coach and I took part in an amazing football coaching experience. Furthermore I met a lovely host family who showed me a fantastic side of Birmingham. They had a very nice house and they were so hospitable.

I also spent an evening at the pub with Lorna and Domenico; I enjoyed it a lot!

If you would like to come to England to improve your English, I would advise you to choose Live and Learn Homestays for their professionalism and ability to make people feel at home. They will help you before, during and after your experience.

Trust me and try it!

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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