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Hello Lorna,

Sorry for the delay. This is my personal opinion about the course.

My personal English course in Birmingham was an interesting experience. We decided to spend three weeks in England to escape from the Barcelona hot summer and I decided to study English on my holiday. The customised programs that "Live and Learn Homestays" offered appeared very convenient.

If I had to put a score on the personal experience during the course of English, it would be very high because in 15 days, my English listening and speaking had improved a lot. Also I improved my understanding in grammar, as you can see on the live blog, that records daily experience of the course: http://www.francescvila.cat/category/birmingham/

 My English teacher Steph was very attentive during the course. Her involvement was total. I thank you for your patience and I value ​your ability to offer a variety of interesting learning experiences. I will always remember these learning activities.

Live and Learn Homestays is a very good option for learning and improving English in a short amount of time. Next time, we'll do all the family together and all at once. For sure!

Thank you Lorna for this English learning experience.


Francesc Vila Femenia

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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