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My name is Louise and I live in a village called Codsall, in the Heart of England. I am 32 years old and I enjoy cycling, travel, badminton, roller skating, reading and listening to music. Codsall is very rural with Bridgnorth a short drive away.I live with my friend, Jackie and we have a pet Schitzu dog called Smartie.

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We live in a 3 bed room semi-detached house and our nearest city is Wolverhampton. We are a 2 minute walk to the railway station which goes straight to Wolverhampton and via Wolverhampton to Birmingham. We are also on a main bus route.

I began teaching in 1992 (Travel and Tourism) and I've taught English in Russia, India and Malaysia.

I have the following qualifications – BA (Further, Adult and Higher Education) and Trinity TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

I am able to teach general and business English, presentation skills, travel and tourism and geography.

We live 45 minutes away from Birmingham International Airport and about 35 minutes away from Birmingham city centre.

We can offer the following facilities:

  • A car
  • A computer/internet access
  • A garden
  • Swimming nearby
  • Tennis, golf and horse riding nearby
  • Sports Centre, Theatre and Cinema nearby

I love being outdoors on my bike and I enjoy showing students around the countryside of Codsall and the city of Wolverhampton. I enjoy hosting and teaching students and I look forward to welcoming you into our home.

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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