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Sue (aged 58 years) lives in a large Staffordshire village with her husband Andy (aged 51 years). Stafford is approx. 40 minutes (by car) from Birmingham.

The village is on the Shropshire Union Canal where traditional narrow boats can be seen (from two canal-side pubs if you wish). Village activities include fetes, barn dances, etc. There are other beautiful villages nearby.

There is a good bus service to Stafford, Newport, Telford and Shrewsbury and easy access by road to Stafford (railway station, theatre, cinema, music venues, sports centre, shopping.

Nearby, you'll find Stoke on Trent, Wedgewood Museum, very good shopping and excellent theatres for both music and drama.

We are not far from the Peak District National Park which has stunning countryside.

We are a large, close family who like nothing better than to get together and to enjoy ourselves.

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