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Hello, my name is Christine and I live in a small village in Worcester. I am 57 years old and I enjoy animals, walking and swimming. I have 27 years of teaching experience and was also a head teacher of a school. I have the following qualifications – BA, MA, PGCE.

I live with my husband, John (he looks after our alpacas). He is aged 68 years and enjoys gardening and walking. I have a son aged 34 yrs and he enjoys sports, walking and cooking. I work 2 days a week as a teacher and John stays at home.

Our home

We live in a 4 bedroom bungalow in a country village. We're surrounded by beautiful countryside and our famous Malvern Hills are very nearby.

The centre of Birmingham can be reached by car in less than an hour.

We can offer the following facilities:

  • A car
  • A computer/internet access
  • A garden
  • A private bathroom
  • Swimming near by
  • Tennis, golf and horse riding nearby
  • Sports Centre, cinema, theatre nearby

I have hosted foreign students for over 13 years and have taught them English and other skills. We have all thoroughly enjoyed this experience. I look forward to seeing you soon!

We have many more host teachers. Enquire here

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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