Office hours:

September to June: 8:00 to 16:00
July and August: 16:00 to 20:00
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Tel (0034) 677593444

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When you fly we are on call 24 hrs

We also offer
Spanish and Catalan courses here:
Live and Learn in Spain - Specialising in spanish and catalan

Welcome to LLL!

English home stay with a difference!
Stay with a qualified English Teacher and family, learn English everyday and go on cultural visits!
Total immersion, learning English in England!
 

Our Teachers in Great Britain

 

Some of our students

Our qualified English teachers

Jessica

Jessica (24) lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland with her life-long friend, Lauren and her brother, Ryan, also in their early twenties. They are all sporty and enjoy using their free time to play hockey and rugby, go on coastal road trips or travel.

Jessica’s family (Mum, Dad and brother) live a twenty minute drive away and are also very keen to get involved in giving you a pleasant stay (her mum promises to treat you to her renowned traditional Northern Irish breakfast and Sunday Roast Dinner).

It is a two-minute walk from the Botanic Gardens and a ten-minute walk from the city centre high streets. The North Coast – an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’ –is easily accessible within an hour by car and she promises to show you all the hidden gems of this gorgeous coastline that only a local would know. She has worked as a teacher in both France and Spain and is a keen hockey player, pianist and linguist. She loves to use her passion for music, sport and social interaction to enhance her lessons. She understands that more learning is done through living than studying and therefore endeavours to incorporate outings such as supermarket challenges, photo challenges, treasure hunts and creative projects into her classes as much as possible.

Having completed homestays abroad on numerous occasions, she empathises with the student’s position and understands how to go about providing them with a comfortable home and a thoroughly enjoyable and profitable experience.

Your stay with Jessica will be full of adventures, local encounters and time spent outdoors. Trips will include the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘the Giant’s Causeway,’ as well as many other natural areas that have recently been featured in movies and TV series such as Game of Thrones. She is happy to tailor your stay to your interests and has many activities in mind for lovers of sport, music, entertainment or food alike!

Amanda

Amanda lives in Sherborne, a busy market town in Dorset in the south west of England. She has lived abroad in Italy for 6 years and has taught English to adults, teenagers and children privately, in schools and in a company setting.

Amanda’s lessons are fun, stimulating and tailored to the student’s interests and needs. She enjoys the company of young people and her daughter Rosie is 17 years old.

Amanda’s house is an old ‘Grade 2’ listed cottage with plenty of character. It’s right in the centre of town and close to shops, cafes and Sherborne Abbey. The cottage has a pretty garden, which you can enjoy on a sunny day.

Activities in Sherborne include swimming, yoga, walking in the gardens of Sherborne Castle and sculpture or art exhibitions at the Jerram Art Gallery. Special events include monthly sound healing with Tibetan bowls, occasional talks by authors in the bookshop and an annual classic and supercars event at Sherborne Castle. The Jurassic coast with its lovely beaches and coastal footpaths is an hour’s drive away and is always worth a day trip. You might even decide to have a dip in the sea!

Debora

Debora lives in Broadstairs, Kent, which is a seaside resort on the south coast of England, with her husband Harvey, who enjoys sports, music and socialising, and their two children, Polly and Ethan.

Her background is in corporate banking but after qualifying as a TEFL teacher she has been hosting foreign students for a number of years and she says that she has found her true vocation. She is also a qualified holistic therapist and it is a holistic approach she tries to bring to the classroom.

Her daughter, Polly enjoys music festivals, art, social media and fashion. Her son, Ethan enjoys Lego, film making and gaming. The family enjoys art, films, the cinema, swimming, spending time outdoors, music festivals, camping, travelling to other countries and experiencing different cultures and foods.

They live in a large semi‐detached, Victorian house with sea views. It is a 5 minute walk to the beach and a 5 minute walk to the train station. There are three rooms available to students ‐ two twin rooms and a single room. All the rooms are bright and well equipped with either a TV or computer and access to Wi-Fi internet.
Broadstairs has excellent transport to London. There are many exciting things to do and see nearby. There is a surf school at Viking Bay, tennis courts in the park, the historic city of Canterbury, Dover castle, Howlets Zoo, Quex Park and Leeds Castle to name but a few. For literature enthusiasts we have the Charles Dickens Festival and museum. They also have a beach hut where they keep a kayak and beach games.

Lorraine G

Lorraine lives in Littleport near the BeautifulCathedral City of Ely In Cambridgeshire.She lives with her 2 sons Baily & Ellis, Beau the dog & Storm the cat.

This lovely mum has travelled all over the world. Her passion is cooking many different cuisines she’s picked up on her travels.

A 5 minute drive takes you into Ely with its Cathedral, shops, cinema, restaurants and lovely riverside.

Cambridge is a 40 minute drive and is famous for its university. It makes a lovely cultural day out as there is so much history not to mention many shops.

The local train station is a 15 min walk from the family house where you can catch trains to nearby towns, such as Ely 8mins, Cambridge 20 mins and London 1hr 20. Also, the North Norfolk coast is just over an hour by car.

Tracy S

Tracy lives by the sea on the south coast of England in the beautiful town of Bournemouth. She has travelled a lot and has studied languages so she understands the difficulties students face.

Tracy’s lessons are fun, multi-sensory and tailored to the interests of the students. If you are interested in Harry Potter, then Tracy can make specific classes. Other activities are football, dance and for adults literary, cultural, culinary and job specific language.

Tracy’s house has large bedrooms with wash basins in them. The garden is lovely to sit in when the sun shines.It takes about half an hour to walk to the town centre and beach. At the end of her road is a golf course which is open to anyone to play, and on the other side there is the football ground and big park including skate board area.

Being by the sea means that there is always something to do and somewhere to go. Other activities include surfing, trampoline and swimming. In the summer holidays we have live bands, fish and chips and fire-works on the beach. There are many cafes, restaurants and pubs along with cinema, ten pin bowling, laser quest and a local museum along with shows and our own Symphony orchestra.

Gillian

Gillian has worked with home stay foreign students since 1986, when her own children were small. She has taught home-stay students since 2009. All her courses are individually prepared to suit the students’ requirements. Gillian has both TEFL and CELTA qualifications.Gillian has travelled and lived in different countries and has studied other languages. She is very understanding of the difficulties and problems students may have when living in another country. Gillian has taught different levels and ages. Gillian is very patient, resourceful and flexible.

Gillian has two grown up children, her daughter is married; her daughter has a daughter of three years old. Her daughter’s family live in Sittingbourne near her. Her son lives in London with his wife, they are a close family and visit each other often.

Sittingbourne is in the county of Kent, close to London (one hour) and Dover (one hour). It has lovely beaches nearby and many historical medieval towns to visit. Gillian is interested in history she can explain the history which goes with each area. Towns we could visit are: Canterbury, Rochester, London, Hastings or Whitstable. There are many castles and old houses which could be visited such as: Leeds, Battle Abbey, Quex Park, Lullingstone and Down House (the home of Charles Darwin).

Activities you can do with Gillian are: swimming, bowling, table tennis, badminton, ice skating, cooking, picnics, walking, visits to parks and beaches. For you to enjoy your stay and maximise your improvement in English is very important to her.

Lorraine

Lorraine lives in Northern Ireland with her husband Carlton and three teenage daughters. Lorraine and her family have been hosting international visitors since 2012. As well as being a fully trained English teacher, Lorraine has also had additional training in Child Protection, First Aid and Food Hygiene.

The children of the family are very musical, and you may end up with an evening of traditional music if you like the wonderful blend of British and Irish culture. The village of Bleary is in walking distance, and the beautiful Bally Dougan Pottery and gift shop/café will be a great place to walk to on a summer’s day. Students can expect to visit the City and the very special Tollymore Forest which is a favourite for International filmmakers.

The family do lots of activities including rollerblading, skateboarding, basketball and badminton. One trip could be to have a picnic or barbeque in Lurgan Park, and the possibility of the Lazy River in Lisburn or camping and mountain biking in the forest. After all this grab your swimming costume and get in the family hot tub! Two twin bedrooms are available that share their own bathroom in a private part of the house.

Sue

Sue lives in the North of England with her two sons - Michael (22yrs old) who is a teaching assistant at a local primary school and Ben (18yrs old) who is studying engineering at the University of Liverpool. Sue lives in a 4 bedroom detached house in a quiet cul-de-sac very close to the centre of Liverpool.

There is a huge amount to do and see in Liverpool from tourist attractions such as Museums and Art Galleries including the Beatles Story, Tate Gallery, Maritime History Museum etc. There are two famous football teams – Liverpool and Everton - and nearby Manchester United and Manchester City. There are many opportunities to visit nearby historic cities e.g. Chester and the beautiful surrounding coast and countryside. In addition, there are numerous shopping centres, theatres and restaurants to visit.

Sue has over 25years’ experience in Primary Education as a teacher and Headteacher. She has been teaching TEFL homestay students since 2013 and her philosophy is ensuring that learning is personalised to the individual through practical activities of interest.

Her interests include days out with the family, films and theatre, eating out and family barbecues. The boys also enjoy sport and music.

Carol

 
Carol lives with her youngest son who works with computers. She worked in the fashion industry as a designer for 30 years. In 1999 she started teaching, in subjects such as art and textiles, drama and dance, and English. She has taught many different levels and ages and is a very flexible and dynamic teacher. Carol's experience in business means she would be an excellent choice for General English and Business English courses. Carol has worked with foreign students since 1998 both hosting and teaching.

They live in a modern house with 3 bedrooms. They live in a town in Scotland 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and 1 hour and a half hours from Edinburgh. Their town has a lot of good shopping, museums, art galleries and the beach is nearby. This town is the birth place of Robert Burns, the Scottish Poet, and two miles away from the home of Scottish Golf, at Royal Troon. As a coastal town, you could also sail on a nice day to the island of Arran.

Carol has two cats and a dog. Her spare time is usually taken up drawing or painting, walking the dog,  photography, swimming, reading, going to the cinema or theatre when possible, and eating out. There are lots of sports venues for swimming or playing tennis, football or cycling. Also there are a variety of reasonably priced restaurants in the area, such as Chinese, Italian, French and Indian.

In class Carol tries to be firm but fair. She allows her students to make the most of their visit by preparing the course to the students individual needs as much as possible by allowing them as much oral or written work as they require. She has a very tolerant and patient nature, enabling the student to reach their full potential.