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My opinions about my homestay and learning experience.

It was a wonderful experience and I have many reasons to be glad about it.

First, the great availability; before the trip, I received all the information I needed from Lorna and it came quickly!

The information was both comprehensive and clear.

I could see that the company, Live and Learn Homestays, was located very near to my host family and this was an important factor for me.

During my homestay, all family members were ready to assist me on all matters and at any time.

With regards to my English lessons, Lorna (my teacher) was able to assess and understand my needs and weaknesses and she devised a programme to help me to improve my English skills.

I was also impressed by the company’s professional competence.

Both Lorna and Sharon (my host) were skilled at teaching English to foreign students.

The lessons were interesting and never boring; I found them varied and very useful.

Also, whilst living with my host family, I received lots of helpful advice about my English.

The family environment was very friendly and everyone made time to talk with me; they were also very patient with me when I struggled to find the right words or found it difficult to understand what they were saying!

Sharon and her sons were interested in what I had to say and I was pleased to be staying with a family that had so many different subjects to talk about.

We had many lively discussions over meals!

I also loved the fact that the family involved me in their activities such as walking, bowling, watching TV, meals at home and in a restaurant.

To summarise in a few words - with this company I found exactly what I’d hoped for.

I’m happy to have met these people and to have had this experience with Live and Learn Homestays

Thank you!

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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