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Hi I’m Alessandro,  I come from Italy.

I chose Live and Learn Homstay after two different experiences in on other schools in London and in Braigton.  There are great differences from Live and Learn H. and the other schools.

First and most important for me the host family. Before this experience the host family was a tragedy.

The familys usually are chosen casually and without control from the school. So you can find house dirty,  bedroom where you couldn’t swing a cat, no conversations in family,  offen anybody that cook and sometimes no food so you eat out.

When I spoke with Lorna from Live and Learn Homestay, we talked about this, and she promise me that her school is totally different.  After two years I booked in her school and today I finish my English course in Birmingham.

If I may a score 10 out of 10. Good host family, available and always present, location close to the station for travel, good bedroom with private batroom and every days they arrange different meals for me, fantastic.

I did lessons one to one in the house with a capable teacher with a method and program for me, without taking a train, taking a bus that can be stressful and take a long time.

Everything was chosen accurately for my needs.

I say thank you to Lorna and a big thank you to my host family.


Alessandro Peretti

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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