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Hello Lorna,

How are you?

This morning I had my last English lesson :( I don't want to leave Garner's family!!!!

Thank you and congratulations for you Company, you know exactly what a student needs to improve his English :)

Below you find my review:

I can’t believe that my experience in Birmingham is finished!  It has been the best experience ever indeed! Without a doubt I rate it 10 out of 10. 

Before choosing Live and Learn Homestays I contacted lots of Companies, but not one of them could give me what I was looking for. I wanted to improve my English in the best way possible, not just attending a class in an English School. A friend of mine suggested to me that I contact Live and Learn Homestays and it was great advice.

I had never heard about this Company before; in Italy people know only big standard schools and it is a pity because Live and Learn Homestays can provide a far superior service.

I spent 6 weeks living with my teacher and his lovely family, improving my English from morning till evening every day, it has been a real full immersion.  I learnt more about English grammar, idiomatic expressions, the British way of life, but also about music and culture.

I visited nice and interesting places with my teacher and every trip was an occasion to continue to learn.

I want to say thank you to my teacher Frank and his wife Ruth, I felt comfortable with them, they made me feel at home caring about everything, always cheerful. It is due to both of them that I have had an unforgettable experience in Birmingham. They have been not just a host family but my lovely English family.

Live and learn Homestays encompasses all you need to improve your English and I’m sure that your expectations will be surpassed!



Lucilla Lestingi

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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