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Congratulations, you’ve chosen the best way to improve your English.

Your carefully chosen, qualified teacher will create an English course that suits your individual needs. You will continue your learning outside of lessons as your teacher and his/her family invite you to share their family life and activities.

We offer you great value for money, all courses include:

  • Return airport transfers (Birmingham International airport)
  • Full board accommodation and private room
  • Diagnostic test
  • 1:1 English lessons with your very own private teacher
  • At least 2 half day outings with your teacher
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Course report
  • Free 20 minute online English lesson

You're in control, tell us what you want!

At Live and Learn Homestays, we know that one size can never fit all. You’re an individual with specific English language needs. That’s why the course that you receive will be created with you in mind.

Booking a course is as easy as 1,2,3!

1. Select an English Course

General English

Our general, intensive English course is very popular with students of all ages and levels. You choose how many hours you’d like – 15 or 20 hours per week. Your private teacher will test you on day 1 of your course to find out which areas you need to improve on and your progress will be monitored on a daily basis.

By the end of the course you’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ve progressed as you become more confident and fluent in English.

View a sample timetable.

Exam Preparation
Choose this course if you are studying for a specific exam such as TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS etc. Your tutor will design a course aimed at strengthening any weak areas that you may have and practising the skills necessary to maximise your chances of achieving success.

Private IELTS tuition
Already residing in the UK and need to pass your IELTS exam for this coming academic year?

We are now able to offer a 'visiting teacher' service to prepare you for your exam. Contact us with your requirements and we will match you with one of our highly qualified and experienced private tutors who will visit you at your home or office to deliver lessons at your convenience.

We will send you a CV and profile of your tutor and once you accept our tutor proposal, you will undertake an initial English skills assessment (1 hour).

Following your assessment, we will contact you and your tutor to discuss your learning needs and the best course of action to help you sail through your IELTS exam!

A course for the busy executive wishing to enhance his/her English language skills for the professional arena. If you’ve ever wanted to communicate more effectively with your clients and colleagues, conference call with confidence or perhaps you have an important presentation or interview looming, then this is the course for you.

Our executive clients tend to opt for 20-30 hours of lessons per week as their time away from the office/workplace is limited. The choice is yours; we have tutors that can provide specialist teaching in a range of subjects including Law, Human Resources, Accountancy, Management etc.

Your course will be made up of a mixture of general English and lessons focussed on your area of specialism. Shorter, more intensive courses are also available.

2. Select a Location

Our host tutors are located throughout the Heart of England. Let us know if you’d prefer or rural or city location. Whichever you choose, you'll be ideally placed to experience Shakespeare’s culture, city life and beautiful countryside.

If you wish to visit other cultural attractions, you'll see that London, Oxford, Wales etc. are only a train ride away.

Visit The Heart of England for travel information or www.visittheheart.com for more tourist information.

3. Select Your Dates

We’re open all year round. Come and experience an English Christmas with an English family! You choose how long you’d like to stay.

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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