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In June 2012, I spent 1 week in England and completed a homestay English course.

I hadn’t heard about homestay English courses before I came; I found out about them through meeting Lorna on Facebook.

I chose Live and Learn Homestays because I saw that other Italians had given positive feedback about their experience.

My homestay course gave me the opportunity to practise English and to test my level of knowledge; the exercises which I did have been very helpful to improve my reading and listening skills.

On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate them a full 7 because there is no better way to learn a language where it is spoken, now I have the proof!

I liked my teacher, he was very kind and available but I would have liked a younger teacher, I mean someone I could talk to about music, sport, jokes, the last movie seen at the cinema etc.

If English is your passion, to be surrounded by it is wonderful and this is my advice to those who are considering using Live and Learn Homestays.

To summarise, it was a wonderful experience for me and it was a pleasure to meet Lorna!

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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