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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 The United Kingdom!

Our Teachers in Great Britain


Some of our students

Our qualified English teachers


Kirsty lives in the country near Dromore, Co. Down, Northern Ireland with her husband and three daughters. She has been working in the primary school setting for 12 years. As well as being a fully trained primary school teacher, she is also a qualified physiotherapist and has additional training in first aid and child protection and Reading Partnership.

The family are very sporty and regularly enjoy hiking, canoeing, cycling, playing tennis and football. They have a large games room with table tennis table, pool table and running machine as well as a large barn that houses a gymnasium and badminton court.

Their house is a short drive to several beautiful parks (Lurgan Park, Moira park and Hillsborough Forest Park) where students can enjoy picnics, play tennis and go for walks. Students can visit the capital city, a 20 min journey, where there are many attractions such as “We are Vertigo”, an inflatable park, go crazy golfing, or climb Cave Hill for a fabulous view over the entire city. The family regularly visit the North Coast where the famous series Game of Thrones is filmed and world class tourist attractions such as the Giant’s Causeway are found.

A large double room and a large single room are available for students


Graham lives in Staffordshire, located 45mins from Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and East Midlands airports. Stafford station is a 15 minute drive which gets you into Birmingham/Manchester 45 mins and Central London 90 minutes.

Graham is a qualified teacher with 20 years experience in mainstream and SEN teaching, holds an advanced TEFL qualification and has also lived in Sevilla teaching English to business professionals.

He lives in a detached house with his wife Maddy they having four adult sons and two grandchildren, aged 5 and 2 who are keen to get involved in welcoming you to the UK. The student’s accommodation consists of two rooms with double beds, exclusive use of a bathroom and unlimited Wi-Fi.

The house borders Cannock Chase, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where numerous outdoor activities are available. Nearby there is a Victorian park, canal walks, narrow boat trips and there are many cafes, restaurants and pubs along with cinema, ten pin bowling, and nearby castles to explore.

Graham and his sons enjoy watching/playing football, his youngest son works as a sports therapist for Shrewsbury Town Football Club and they support Liverpool FC. Music and travelling are two of Graham’s real passions and each summer Graham and Maddy take off in their camper van to explore Europe. Having undertaken voluntary work in South America and the Galapagos he has lots of interesting stories to tell. Graham enjoys cooking and is keen to get his students onboard to fully immerse themselves in English cuisine.

A stay with Graham will be fun, memorable and develop your English language skills greatly. Graham has a great sense of humour, is a patient teacher who believes learning should be fun. With tailored learning and interactive lessons, his mission is that all his students make great progress during their stay and that it’s a memorable one.


Beccy is a TEFL teacher who lives at home with her parents in Greater London (the border of south east London and Kent) in a 1930's semi detached, 3 bedroom house with a big garden. The house is located in Bexleyheath, 15 minutes from the train station and the main town. It takes 35 minutes by train to get to the heart of London. There is a park, woods (a small forest), and some local shops close by.

Although Beccy only lives with her parents, she has a big family, with brothers and sisters, nieces and cousins, who all live nearby. This is good for socialising and will immerse you in British culture and traditions.

Beccy has many interests and hobbies like dancing, art, cooking, clothes making, board games, outdoor sports, cycling and meeting people. She has worked on a cruise ship as a hair stylist for 2 years around America and the Caribbean. She started her own English company in 2009 where she worked for 2 years before moving to Spain to teach in-company classes to business students. During that time she also worked on English activity camps for adults/children where she taught English, as well as being involved with activities like drama, rock climbing, cycling, arts and crafts.

Students will be welcomed into the family and extended family. Possible activities depending on the student's preference could be: Board games (this will help with communication), Cooking, Arts and crafts, Tour guides, Day trip to London, Visit to Hall Place (an old English Tudor house with a river and gardens.. great for afternoon tea and cake) and Picnic and card games in the park.


Franz, who lives in Manchester, is a former Deputy Headteacher, English teacher and fully qualified TEFL/TESOL tutor with a vast amount of teaching experience and a strong track record in helping his students become fluent and confident communicators in English Language.

Caroline, Franz’s fiancée, is a bubbly, fun, caring, a great hostess and a fantastic cook. She has been hosting students for 6 years from all over the world. She also works part-time at a Doctor’s surgery as a receptionist, but is also a trained nurse. She loves trips and holidays, going to the cinema with Franz and Natasha, her daughter, as well as fun outings with students such as bowling or excursions.

Natasha is Caroline’s daughter. She is a typical teenager. She is very creative and artistic and is currently learning film-making and photography in college. She loves shopping, excursions, films and is a vegetarian like Franz. She also helped design Franz’s website and her own and is very IT knowledgeable as well as creative with clips and photography for You tube, Instagram and her website.

If you wish to improve your English communication, experience life within an English family and immerse yourself in the culture and history of the UK, he will create a tailor-made programme designed to help you to achieve your goals. He takes real pride in the quality of his work and in watching his students have fun, succeed and develop crucial skills that will open doors for them in their life and careers.

In addition, you will be taken by Franz on various trips: shopping, sporting venues, meeting friends, and excursions; in order to socialise, exercise, savour the local culture, and learn about the exciting history of the UK.

With his patient, professional, expert tuition you will be surprised at how rapidly you will start to see real results. He looks forward to meeting you and starting your experience.

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Rebecca lives in Byfleet, Surrey, which is a lovely little town located 15 minutes from Heathrow airport and 30 minutes away from central London. Rebecca is a primary school teacher with eight years experience and lives in a three bedroom mid-terrace house with her partner Luke, who is a mechanic. Luke’s mum, dad, brother and sister live around the corner with their three dogs and they are keen to get involved in welcoming you to the UK.

The student’s bedroom has a double bed, a built in wardrobe and opposite there is a private bathroom. Attached at the rear of the house is a light and spacious conservatory for studying, or weather permitting, a patio area outside in the garden. There is also Wi-Fi access throughout the house.

The local train station is a 10 minute walk which will get you into Central London in 30 minutes, or into the surrounding towns in 10 minutes.
There is lots to see and do in the local area, such as Hampton Court Palace, where Henry VIII lived, Windsor Castle, Brooklands Museum, Mercedes-Benz world, Painshill Park, Bocketts Farm, Liquid Leisure, Top Golf, bowling, ice-skating, swimming and so much more! Nearby there are spacious parks and canal walks to be enjoyed on sunny days.

Rebecca and Luke enjoy watching and playing football, long dog walks over Horsell Common & Box Hill which is famous for the London 2012 Olympic cycling race, seeing their friends and family, cooking on the barbecue and eating out at local restaurants. They also enjoy watching films and visiting the local car boot sales. A stay with Rebecca and Luke will be fun, memorable and develop your English language skills greatly.


Andrea lives in Coulsdon, Surrey with her husband, and their teenage son. They have an older son who is away at a university. She has lived in Scotland, Wales and America.

Andrea’s semi-detached home, has two rooms available for students, an upstairs double room that looks out on the garden and a downstairs twin, with its own shower room.

A typical stay with Andrea will involve visiting historic local sights including, Charles Darwin’s House in Downe, Biggin Hill WWII Airfield Museum and Chartwell (The home of Sir Winston Churchill). Andrea and her sons are also happy to accompany guests on trips into London, where there are too many sights to list, but they particularly enjoy showing people the more unusual sights. For guests who enjoy walking there are many local areas to discover including Box Hill, made famous in the 2012 Olympic cycling events. Also Reigate Hill, with it’s Victorian fort and stunning views.

For sporty types, there are golf courses, tennis courts and swimming pools nearby and horse riding can also be arranged. There is also a Go Ape and a paintballing centre close by. But, maybe just a taking Andrea’s cute dog Chewy for a walk will be a way of getting some exercise.

Andrea enjoys baking and will happily help you prepare a traditional English Afternoon Tea, sandwiches, and cakes. Or perhaps you prefer to try your hand at Indian or Chinese food. There is a huge Chinese supermarket nearby, where many unusual ingredients can be found. In the summer, Andrea and her family enjoy cooking BBQs outside on their patio, weather permitting!!

If a trip to the coast is needed, Andrea’s eldest son is at Sussex University near Brighton, so the family often drives down to the beach at the weekend. It is less than an hour away by car or train.

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Rebecca lives in East Preston, West Sussex which is a lovely little village near the sea. Gatwick airport is 45-minutes away. She is a qualified CertTesol teacher and teaches children online and in a Summer School in Worthing. Rebecca likes to make her lessons enjoyable and picks subjects that she knows will be interesting for her students, she makes her students feel confident and at ease and she is very easy to approach.

Rebecca lives with her husband Ben who has a Construction Company, he enjoys skateboarding and snowboarding. She has two children Finley and Jessica, they are both very excited to welcome you into their home. She also has a little dog called Lilly, who sleeps a lot!

Rebecca’s house has 3-bedrooms which is a 5-minute walk to the beach, the closest train station is Angmering which is a 10/15-minute walk. The student’s room is on the middle floor with use of the bathroom on the same floor, there is also unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the house.

There is lots to see in the local area, Arundel is 15 minutes away, there is a beautiful castle and Swanbourne Lake to visit, there is also the Arundel Lido which is an outdoor swimming pool. Littlehampton is only 10 minutes away and has a museum and a lovely seafront too. Highdown Gardens are very close which are lovely to visit on a sunny day, the views are amazing. Worthing is 15 minutes away which has a cinema, bowling, a pier and lots of shops.

Rebecca and her family are very active and enjoy having fun, they like going for walks, riding bikes, skiing in the winter, going out for dinner and bouncing around at Air Arena which is a trampoline park. Rebecca and her family will make you feel welcome and safe in their home, they will help you to develop your English language skills and look after you like you are part of their family.


Antonia is English and has lived all her life in England. She is an experienced and qualified British and CELTA qualified teacher. She lives with her husband, who is an IT manager working in London, and 2 teenage girls.

They live in a traditional 1930s style, 4 bedroomed house in Pinner, which is a leafy suburb of North West London, about 40 minutes by tube from the centre. They have recently modernised their home and have wifi throughout and a lovely new double room with private bathroom at the top of the house, especially for students.

Pinner is our local town with historical centre and lovely parks, cafes and restaurants and many independent shops. Nearby, you can cycle, go walking, horse riding and sailing, plus swimming and sports at the local leisure centre. London is a vibrant, historic and fun capital city and there is so much to do and so many places to explore. They are a busy family and the girls enjoy swimming, trampolining and creative activities such a graphic art and photography and I enjoy walking and nature. They love to watch films and visit the cinema, museums and theatres and they love music.

They also love to meet and host foreign students and have had many students to stay, aged from 11 - 65 years, from France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, China and Japan. They love to learn new languages but also love to teach English and all the family gets involved. As a family we speak French, a little Spanish, German and a little Greek.

During your stay with them you will be able to revise your grammar, expand your vocabulary, practice your speaking both in lessons, through role plays, debates and presentations and with the family and family friends. You will get to learn more about the English language and culture. Antonia makes sure her lessons are fun, interactive and relevant and that all her students make great progress during their stay.


Paul lives in rural Buckinghamshire, within The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Aylesbury is located around one hour from London Marylebone by train, and a similar journey time from Stansted, Heathrow, Luton and Gatwick airports.

Paul is an enthusiastic and friendly teacher, who always encourages his students to develop their skills, according to their needs and interests, during relaxed and personalised sessions. He holds advanced TEFL qualifications and has over 25 years’ experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language. At his own language school in Tuscany, Italy, Paul taught courses from Cambridge/ IELTS main suite to business English. He currently teaches academic English at a UK university.

The accommodation is a modern flat with a large lounge and a good dining area. Guests have exclusive use to a large bathroom, unlimited Wi-Fi and can study at either a large, wooden table or a modern desk. Five minutes’ walk from the flat are several parks and the picturesque canal; fifteen minutes’ away is the town centre, which boasts modern facilities (theatre, cinema and swimming pool), in addition to more ancient ones, including the 13th-century St. Mary’s Church and the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery.

Thomas, Paul’s son, regularly stays with him. They are often joined at mealtimes by his daughters and mother. Paul and Thomas are extremely passionate supporters of Manchester City football club. As well as watching football together, they like to talk about current affairs and to plan family outings and holidays together.

Aylesbury is a superb location to visit the sights of London and Oxford. Plus, just outside town, there is Waddesdon Manor, a gorgeous French-style chateau with majestic gardens. Paul would also love to show you other beautiful local attractions beauty, such as The Ridgeway National Trail, The Ashridge Estate and The Grand Union Canal.


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 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 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 and she has trained to teach advanced business English. 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.


Catherine lives in a cosy, detached cottage in the quaint village of Drighlington, West Yorkshire with her daughter Grace 19. She is a retired Primary School Teacher of 26 years and presently tutors private students for local grammar school entrance exams. Drighlington is a quiet, safe location near to both Leeds and Manchester airports.

Catherine’s niece also lives locally with her husband Mark and two daughters Molly and Evie and their Romanian street dog Lola. They love family times together and both families are musical. Catherine’s home has a piano and cello. The whole family are keen and excited at the possibility of welcoming her student.

The student’s bedroom has a comfy double bed, with study desk and large set of draws and opposite there is a large shared bathroom. There is an outdoor area with seating to relax on summer evenings which has extensive views across the local famous Adwalton Moor and the home has Wi-Fi access throughout the house.

The local area boasts a variety of historical, sporting and musical attractions depending on the interest of the student. Catherine is keen to listen carefully to the students’ needs and help to accommodate their interest to enable each student to feel totally at ease and ensure they become totally immersed in the English Language.

Places of local interest include Temple Newsam, Harewood House. Roundhay Park and Leeds Arena. Your stay with Catherine will be welcoming, fun packed and can even include a visit to nearby Hollingworth Lake where Catherine likes to Kayak and windsurf.

Catherine is keen to ensure her students feel at home and all their needs are catered for alongside providing a well-structured week to ensure each student develops to their full potential.

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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 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.


Martyn lives alone in Yorkshire, in the north of England. He would be a fantastic choice for adult students looking for individual, personal treatment on the English course. Although he lives alone, his parents and sister live locally in the Harrogate area.

He has been a teacher for the last 17 years and taught in a college, secondary school and primary school and most recently private school and has lots of experience teaching English.

Martyn’s hobbies are generally active ones. On Monday he plays badminton, on Tuesday he does circuit training and sometimes on a Wednesday evening he plays cricket. He also enjoys football, hockey and rugby. He has played for Harrogate Hockey Club and Knaresborough Rugby Club in these sports, as well as in the summer enjoying playing cricket for Burnt Yates Cricket Club and tennis where possible.

He also enjoys cooking, travelling and gardening as well as socialising with friends where possible. On this course you will meet lots of new people through sport.


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.


Lindsay lives in Sittingbourne, Kent, which is a typical town in the south east of England located an hour from central London and twenty-five minutes from the historical city of Canterbury by train. Lindsay lives with her husband Gary and their little daughter Hannah.

Lindsay and Gary have a keen interest in history and politics, they are members of the English Heritage society and take the opportunity to get out and visit lots of historical sites. At home they both enjoy playing board games, reading and watching movies.

Lindsay is a fully qualified Primary and Secondary school teacher. Lindsay has taught prepared students for many different exams including entrance exams, GCSE, A Levels, IELTS and Cambridge First. In addition to hosting students Lindsay still works as a private tutor continuing to prepare international and English Students alike for various exams.

Lindsay and her family really enjoy hosting students which they have been doing for 10 years. Lindsay’s parents began when she was only four years old herself back in 1985.

The bedroom available for students contains bunkbeds so they are able to host a single student or two students together if two would prefer to come together.

Whilst staying with Lindsay and her family you will have many opportunities to get out and about and do different things, from visiting the traditional seaside resorts in the south east of England and having fish and chips on the beach, to visit London and seeing the famous sights and museums London has to offer.

There is also the beautiful old city of Canterbury with its Cathedral a world UNESCO heritage site. Dover Castle, swimming, trampolining, Ice-skating, bowling, the cinema and Gary would be very happy to introduce you to his passion of snooker. You certainly will not be bored!


Sue lives in the North of England with her two sons - Michael who is a teaching assistant at a local primary school and Ben 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 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.


Mohan lives close to Bournemouth, which is one of the most beautiful and popular Seaside resorts in the UK. Bournemouth on the South Coast has 15km of lovely golden beaches, beautiful gardens with mini golf and free open air concerts.

There are lots of places to walk with stunning panoramic views. There are also museums and lots of cultural places to visit.
Mohan lives with his wife Viviane. Their home is 5 mins from Bournemouth International Airport and 15 minutes from the Railway and Town Centre. The local bus into town is 4 minutes away.There are woods opposite as well as attractive riverside walks close by.

Their home is comfortable and bedrooms overlook our beautiful garden and terrace. We have unlimited hi-speed Wi-fi. All their family enjoy good food and cooking. The menu is tailored to the students taste and likes. They can also teach students new dishes.

Viviane and Mohan are both qualified and experienced language teachers. They have both taught in Language Schools teaching adults and teenagers. They have hosted students since 2006 and as Mohan is a qualified tour guide you will be shown the local attractive places. Viviane plays tennis nearly every day so if you like tennis just bring your trainers!

Mohan has lived and worked in the US and Europe. He teaches Aviation English having obtained his Pilot’s Licence, as well as Business English. He is patient, fun, friendly and entertaining. He has also has studied foreign languages abroad so he understands the challenges. He speaks with an excellent English accent so your pronunciation will improve.


Yvie is an experienced, Oxbridge qualified teacher with 21 year’s experience, covering a wide range including Primary and Secondary school pupils. She prepares students for English Language & Literature, Drama and History exams via her own tutorial business.

She has an extensive EFL background with all levels from beginner to Proficiency especially with Spanish speakers and teaches Cambridge exams and IELTS.

Her main aim on our homestay courses is functional skills, allowing students to find their voice and express themselves more fully and accurately through English language immersion and the opportunity to practice a lot with her family and friends and in daily situations.

Yvie has hosted many students at her homes over the years - first in Oxford and now on the beautiful Isle of Wight, an island off the South Coast of England reached by a ferry.

Her home is a peaceful, historical Victorian cottage - originally part of the nearby Osbourne Estate belonging to Osbourne House owned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. There are lots of great activities on the island all within easy reach including beaches, harbour, watersports, bowling, arcades, piers, historical castles and churches, woodland and down walks, zoos, farms, craft barns, dinosaur fossil haunts, amusement parks and much more. The weather in Spring and Summer is warmer than the UK and the beaches are beautiful.

Yvie has a large family on the mainland but her 3 children visit often. They do a lot of outings as a family especially the boys with watersports, football and beach activities their favourite. Students will be eagerly invited to join them.


Lois lives in South Wales with her parents Sue and Julian in a 4 bedroom detached house in Cwmbran, a town close to Newport and Cardiff as well as the English cities, Bristol and Bath.

There are plenty of local places to visit in any of these historic cities, for example Cardiff Castle, Caerphilly Castle, Roman Baths in Bath or Caerleon, The Principality Stadium or in the Welsh countryside. There are good local facilities for sport and swimming and plenty of shops and restaurants. There are beautiful beaches under an hour away.

Lois enjoys fitness, especially running, swimming and dance. She also loves music and watching live performances. She likes to cook and socialise with family and friends. She has been teaching English for six years and has taught in several countries including Spain, China, Maldives and Indonesia. She has been a homestay teacher since 2015.