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Dear Lorna,

Please find below my feedback.

I tried only one other company just to compare the services and prices offered. The other company was: Living Learning English, they offered nice locations but the prices were much higher.

I would rate my experience 10 out of 10, because I was totally satisfied.

It was the first time I'd visited an English-speaking country. I was eager to learn everything in this environment beginning with very basic words I'd never used before like saucepan :-).

I also had the chance to know more about English culture, traditions, politics or what people think about hot issues. But one of the best things of learning this way was that I felt I could ask questions all the time, even about just a word in English or a grammatical structure and I got answers immediately. 

The welcome I received from my teacher was excellent, my host family did everything to make my stay pleasant. They were not my hosts rather my family far away from my real family. Frank is not only a very good teacher, but also a very good company and he is a real chef. The trip to the Cotswolds with my host family is an unforgettable memory. I would come back anytime to be the guest of my host family.

I would recommend staying a longer period of time than I was able to be here.

Thank you very much for your help, Lorna. I really enjoyed every minute being here and I would recommend your company to all of my friends.

Best wishes


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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