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My husband and I were both pleased with the support that we received from Lorna prior to the stay, during the stay and indeed after the stay. Lorna was always available when we needed her and telephoned, and indeed visited, to ensure all was going well for everyone. We were sent sufficient information about the boys and were able to e-mail them and find out more about their interests prior to the visit. This enabled us to include activities in the daily programme to suit their requirements and make sure that they got the most out of their stay.

We received the payment very promptly after the visit and found Lorna extremely amicable and easy to communicate with.

Both of us would be delighted to work with Lorna again and would enjoy hosting further students.

We wish Lorna every success with her business and would recommend her to others who are interested in hosting students or indeed staying with a host family.

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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