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Sue and her husband, Michael

Sue lives with her husband Michael and her son (Dominic 22 yrs old) and her daughter (Sarah 25 yrs old). The family enjoy the following hobbies – Music, gardening, the environment, dance, sports, clubs, travel, cooking, going to music concerts and comedy.

Sue is degree qualified (B.A English and French). She also has an additional CELTA qualification and has been teaching for 14 years.

Michael is a professional musician.

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The family lives in a 5 bed room Edwardian house in a residential area of Birmingham. They are close to bus and train routes and have easy access to Birmingham City centre.

They also have a very large garden and a large recording studio with the following instruments – guitars, keyboards (electronic and acoustic pianos), harmonica and drums.

The following local amenities are available – swimming, tennis, golf, sports centre, theatre/cinema.

There is a smoker in the family but they say that they will only smoke in certain areas of the house when they accommodate a non-smoking student.

The family has 1 family pet – a cat.

The family has been accommodating foreign students for the past 18 years and they wish to have students who are polite and respectful.

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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