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Homestay English Testimonials

What past students have said...

Please find below a selection of Homestay English testimonials written by previous students. Most students have given permission for us to pass on their email addresses so that they can give any prospective students their personal recommendations. At the end of each homestay, on one to one programs, a course report is compiled by the host teacher. On the course report each student is given recommendations for further study.

In addition to the course report, students are asked to complete a feedback form. On this form, they are required to answer various questions about the quality of the homestay. This entails indicating a standard of satisfaction for various categories including, the standard of accommodation, food, tuition, and excursions and activities. This enables us to make sure that everything is satisfactory, in that particular homestay. At the end of the questionnaire, students are asked to write a short testimonial.

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Written Testimonials

HAOWEN ZHENG

GENERAL ENGLISH
ANDREICA DAS
JUNE 2017
LONDON

I found my time interesting. During four weeks there are a lot of things learnt.

KIN-ICHIRO OTOGAWA

GENERAL ENGLISH
PAUL STRACHOWSKI
JUNE 2017
RICHMOND LONDON

Teacher gave me a lot of knowledges of English. I'll think about how to use them for improving my English after returning home. Thank you

ALFREDO GIACHINO

GENERAL ENGLISH
ELAINE REDFERN
JUNE2017
NEW FOREST

I stayed for the first two weeks in the New Forest. What I liked the most was the merriment of Elaine and the patience that she had with me. She is a very good teacher

ALFREDO GIACHINO

GENERAL ENGLISH
KAREN OATES
JUNE2017
BOURNEMOUTH

I can only say that this week was a wonderful stay with Karen and Dave. We had  lots of funny very interesting talks and I am sure that my English language, grammar, vocabulary and particularly in that conversation is much better than before.

KIRSTEN AND ANDRE RITTER

GENERAL ENGLISH
ANDREW KEELEY
MAY 2017
NEW ROMNEY KENT

'It was a great experience for us.  We liked the combination between learning and having a holiday.  We could suggest the subjects we wanted to talk about.  We learned about the history of the area.  We felt very welcome from day one.'

CARLOS VERMAL

GENERAL ENGLISH
DENISE MOZNABI
MAY 2017
SELSEY

I would repeat this because they were an excellent family  

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ALESSANDRO CAFFO

GENERAL ENGLISH
LEYLA YUSEF
MAY 2017
LONDON

It was a beautiful experience. I love London and Leyla is very nice

MARGRETH VAN HEZIC

CPE PREPARATION
PHILIPPA HARRINGTON
MAY 2017
LONDON

Proficient teacher who works hard to make a difference and takes ample time to be of assistance and puts variation in her cooking

Homestay teachers in Kent

LYDIA VOLMER

BUSINESS ENGLISH
JAYNE BARTHOLOMEW
APRIL 2017
FAVERSHAM - KENT

Every morning we had our lesson from 9 -12.30pm. We started off with a role-play based on my work. We did some grammar and had lessons with a particular topic involving meetings, specialising in business language and  negotiations. We did a project about Faversham Brewery based on  how to make a new business and bring English beers to Germany especially to Munich. I would  be delighted to repeat that.  I felt well from the beginning until the end. Jayne is great teacher

Hussain Al-Hashemi

BUSINESS ENGLISH
PAUL STRACHOWSKI
APRIL 2017
LONDON

I've had a really good time with Mr Paul and I had learned many things from him. What I think, Mr Paul English is very clear and easy to understand which is compatible with the lower level of English learner or who needs to improve his listening. For me, my requirements were vocabulary speaking and business English. I believe that my vocabulary has been improved Mr Paul  was a good speaker. In overall I had a very nice experience and I think I'll do it again

LEIRE LIZZARALDE

PARENT AND CHILD
JEN STONE
APRIL 2017
HASTINGS

Loved the the stay, delicious food, Beautiful town and a great family. Very helpful with the kids.

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STEVEN DING

GENERAL ENGLISH EXAM PREP.
PHILIPPA HARRINGTON
APRIL 2017
LONDON

It was a great experience !

homestay teachers in Sussex

LLUIS FERNANDEZ ALCANTARA

GENERAL ENGLISH
LEE CORNES
APRIL 2017
BATTLE

It's been useful to be all week living in English.I have liked to have all day a teacher correcting me again and again.I needed something like this and I will repeat it.

FRANCESCO

GENERAL ENGLISH ADULT
STUART PADGET
APRIL 2017
HASTINGS

I recommend this experience at the teachers home because this is a great opportunity to stay all day with an English speaker.In my opinion, the school should make opportunities for students to meet other foreign students to chat and to practice social life

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MOHAMED HABOUCHI

JUNIOR GENERAL ENGLISH
JENNIFER STONE
APRIL
HASTINGS

I like the house,the garden,my bedroom,the lessons and play football and tennis with the family. I like the food and visit places.

MAIKO MERCI

CULTURE AND CONVERSATION
BILL SHEARER
March 2017
ST LEONARDS ON SEA

I had a great week with Bill and Pauline and learned a lot about English culture

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CAROLA VOLKMANN (GERMANY)

BUSINESS ENGLISH
BILL SHEARER
MARCH 2017
St LEONARDS ON SEA

It was a great experience for me and I met wonderful people and learned a lot.

DIDIER VERHLAC (FRANCE)

GENERAL ENGLISH
DENISE MOZNABI
MARCH 2017
SELSEY

I appreciated my 2 weeks with Denise. Her education is flexible. She adapts lessons throughout your course, according to your weaknesses and your objectives. Denise is very pleasant and spent a lot of time to talk about everything as you do it with your friends. And it’s the best time to test what you learnt.

 

HOMESTAY TEACHERS IN SUSSEX

SARA ROUSSELLE (FRANCE)

BUSINESS LEGAL ENGLISH
BILL SHEARER
JANUARY
STLEONARDS ON SEA

A very lovely stay in Hastings. Bill and Pauline were fully dedicated and very helpful. It was a very good experience that I would like to recommend to everyone who wants to learn English with native speakers. Thank you so much Bill and Pauline for your kind hospitality and your support.  

Testimonials by Homestay English students

PAMELA DOMINGUEZ POLLON (CHILE)

GENERAL ENGLISH
PHILIPPA HARRINGTON
JANUARY 2017
LONDON

 

It was a really good experience! I improved my English and a lot and I feel more comfortable speaking. My teacher Philippa is an extraordinary person and a great teacher. I really enjoyed the experience. 

AMY ZHOU ( CHINA )

PARENT AND CHILD - GENERAL ENGLISH
LEYLA YUSEF
JANUARY 2017
LONDON

We meet in London the world-famous historical and cultural city in your own home I feel so happy! Thank you for your two weeks English tutoring for my child and I letting us multiply our interest in learning English. Thank you for your meticulous care and thank you for giving us the chance to understand the essence of the city of London! I am reluctant to leave Leila warm home Leila my friend

VELOTTA FAMILY (ITALY)

GENERAL ENGLISH
KATHI BRANS- INSTONE
JANUARY 2017
SCOTLAND

A positive experience which forces you to expressing in the language that you want to improve. I would like to repeat this homestay. It was a very good experience for us and our children.

ANABEL GONZALEZ EINZ

CULTURE AND CONVERSATION
TEACHER- AMANDA ALLAN- HASTINGS
NOVEMBER 2016
SPAIN

My stay lasted only one week but I’ve made huge improvement in comprehension and vocabulary. I feel more confident about speaking now. Moreover, I know which areas of grammar I must study. My host Amanda understood perfectly what I was looking for. She suggested me a lot of interesting places to visit and we did great excursions together.I’ve learned so much about English culture I really enjoyed my stay.

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SIMONE FREI

ADULT GENERAL ENGLISH
TEACHER DENISE MOZABNI – SELSEY
NOVEMBER 2016
SWITZERLAND

I have enjoyed my stay with Denise very much. It was a perfect week with very good delicious food in her cosy home. She helped me to improve my English skills. Denise is very nice and friendly and I was very comfortable.

ALI El GASMI

CULTURE AND CONVERSATION
TEACHER – DENISE MOZABNI – SELSEY
OCTOBER 2016
MOROCCO

I spent a very good time in Selsey and a wonderful time with Denise and her family.I like to mix with students of different nationalities. I will tell my friends I have enjoyed my homestay experience. I feel my English has improved during my stay.

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BEATRICE GLINZ

GENERAL ENGLISH
TEACHER – MARIE STREBLER – BRIGHTON
OCTOBER 2016
SWITZERLAND

I had a lovely time in Brighton and Marie is a lovely person and the best teacher for me. The lessons were very interesting helpful and funny. The visits were fabulous. A million thanks for all.

SARA BENMANSOUR

PUBLIC SPEAKING COURSE
TEACHER – PAULINE SHEARER – ST LEONARDS ON SEA
OCTOBER 2016
MOROCCO

I had an amazing week with Bill and Pauline.I would definitely want to come back.

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ELIAS BENMANSOUR

PUBLIC SPEAKING COURSE
TEACHER – BILL SHEARER – ST LEONARDS ON SEA
OCTOBER 2016
MOROCCO

It was really good! Fun, entertaining and the work was very interesting

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VICTOR ROY-CONTANCIN

2 : 1 JUNIOR ENHANCED PROGRAM
YASMIN AHADPOUR
OCTOBER 2016
FRANCE

It was a good experience. It was fun. The family was very sympathique. I recommend this organisation to other students.

50+ homestay tuition program

LOUIS MARC

GENERAL ENGLISH – ADULT
TEACHER – RITA ROOKE MATTHEWS – ANGMERING
SEPTEMBER 2016
FRANCE

The overall experience was good but there was not a lot to do within walking distance of Angmering. I enjoyed my week with Rita.

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RAKEL GARCIA

CULTURE AND CONVERSATION
TEACHER RACHEL RUSSEL - LONDON
SEPTEMBER 2016
SPAIN

It has been a good experience to know local English culture and to Live with an English family. They have been very nice with me but if there were more family members it would be better. I have missed to have more relationships with more people.

HEIDI KOBB

GENERAL ENGLISH
TEACHER – DENISE MOZABNI – SELSEY
SEPTEMBER 2016
GERMANY

Denise is a fantastic teacher and I had a lovely time with her and her family

50+ homestay tuition program

LOUIS MARC

WEEK 2- GENERAL ENGLISH 50+ – ADULT
TEACHER – STUART PADGET – HASTINGS
SEPTEMBER 2016
FRANCE

I enjoyed my stay with Stuart and Sonja. Stuart is a very good teacher and I felt very much at ease with them.

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JILA HEIRANI

GENERAL ENGLISH ADULT
TEACHER – LEE CORNES – BATTLE
SEPTEMBER 2016
IRAN

I think they are very good people and Lee is a very good teacher but if I have more time it will be better to learn more English. I will return again in two weeks.

BIRGIT SHAEFER

ADULT GENERAL
TEACHER – BILL SHEARER – ST LEONARDS ON SEA
SEPTEMBER 2016
GERMANY

Pauline and Bill my hosts are very good humoured, outgoing and lovely persons. I enjoyed my time to the fullest. The lessons were interesting, funny and very helpful.If there is anything what needs improvement I would definitely say it but it was absolutely perfect! Through the lessons with Bill, I learnt to enjoy the English lessons and language for the first time. Thanks a million for all !

KIYOMI CHIBA

GENERAL ENGLISH ADULT
TEACHER – LEYLA YUSEF – LONDON
AUGUST 2016
JAPAN

Leyla is fantastic. She taught me a lot of things not only language. I want to come back again.

ELENA SANTORRE AND IRENE LEODORI

JUNIOR GENERAL ENGLISH 2:1
TEACHER – DENISE MOZABNI – SELSEY
AUGUST 2016
ITALY

Selsey is a lovely place where you can improve your English level. We met beautiful people and really enjoyed our stay with Denise. We had also the possibility to visit other cities like Portsmouth and London. Moreover we improved our speaking and grammar. We will always remember this homestay.

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CAMILLA BARANZINI

GENERAL ENGLISH ADULT
TEACHER – RITA ROOKE MATTHEWS- ANGMERING
AUGUST 2016
ITALY

It was a great and useful experience.

junior culture and conversation homestay

VICTOR SAN MARTIN

JUNIOR CULTURE AND CONVERSATION
TEACHER – DONNA PARR – BRIGHTON
AUGUST 2016
SPAIN

All perfect. ! This is my second visit. I would like to see them again. They have been helping me improve my English.

Culture conversation adult Homestay

CHIARA FINARDI

CULTURE AND CONVERSATION
TEACHER – AMANDA ALLAN – HASTINGS
AUGUST 2016
ITALY

It has been a really interesting experience! Amanda has been a gorgeous host and has showed me lots of beautiful places around Hastings . I think my listening skills have improved quite well during this week. As for speaking, I think I would need much more time!

SILVANA DE VINCENTIIS

GENERAL ENGLISH PROGRAM
TEACHER – RACHEL RUSSEL- LONDON
AUGUST 2016
ITALY

I really enjoyed my one-week stay with Rachel and her sweet and helpful husband. She’s friendly and lively, interesting to be with. As a teacher she’s experienced and well-organised but her lessons never follow a set pattern but are rather meant to suit specific needs. Likewise the excursions have given me a ‘native’ outlook of London which is just what anyone expects from a full immersion

CATERINA PURICELLI

GENERAL ENGLISH ADULT
TEACHER – STUART PADJET – HASTINGS
AUGUST 2016
ITALY

It has not been hard to get along with this lovely and lively couple. I had a great time in Hastings during carnival week. The accommodation was very comfortable and I have got a lot of extra conversation and interesting information about this area.Thank you !

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MARIA KOSLOVA

JUNIOR CULTURE AND CONVERSATION
TEACHER -LISA CHAPMAN – EASTBOURNE
AUGUST 2016
RUSSIA

I will recommend this organisation to other students because it was very funny and cool holidays! My English improved a lot and now it is easier to talk to English people and understand them. Now it’s easier to speak English I can think about something and not wait five minutes before saying it. I really enjoyed walks along the seafront, London Eye,Go Ape, fireworks and Airborne show. It was a very nice time with Lisa and her family!

CAROLA BATTAGLINO

UNIOR GENERAL ENGLISH ENHANCED
TEACHER – EVELYN RODWAY – BEXHILL ON SEA
AUGUST 2016
ITALY

I really enjoyed this experience because I could both improve my English and visiting new places. I love the lessons because I found they have been very useful and interesting.

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MARTA LOSASSO

FAST TRACK COURSE
TEACHER – RACHEL RUSSELL- LONDON
AUGUST 2016
ITALY

I have lived a great experience in London.The teacher was very nice and well organised to provide excellent lessons. I’ve felt at home with my English teacher and her husband. I regret that the time of my stay was really short – 4 days!

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DAVID STEMPLINGER

JUNIOR ENHANCED GENERAL ENGLISH
TEACHER – LEIGH LIMBRICK -BRIGHTON
AUGUST 2016
GERMANY

The 1 to 1 lessons are very intense much more than at school and the activities are interesting so I had a lot of fun too.

HUSSAIN ALMAKRAMI

JUNIOR ENHANCED GENERAL ENGLISH
TEACHER – LEE CORNES – BATTLE
AUGUST 2016
SAUDI ARABIA

I like staying in Battle with Lee and Mary – thank you very much Mr. Lee and Mary. I was happy here.

Culture and conversation in Seaford

CLAUDIA KIRCHHOFF

ADULT CULTURE AND CONVERSATION
HOST – JILL MORGAN – SEAFORD
AUGUST 2016
GERMANY

Homestay is a great way to get to know English life in a family. I had many opportunities to listen and talk to so many different people about a lot of different topics. I feel much more confident now and I can absolutely recommend going on a holiday like this.

ANDREA MARCHI AND CRISTINA MOLESINI

GENERAL ENGLISH 2:1
TEACHER – BILL SHEARER – HASTINGS
AUGUST 2016
SPAIN

We recommend to anyone interested in living the language, tradition and culture in this lovely land.

MALINA RUBIO

GENERAL ENGLISH ADULT
TEACHER – DENISE MOZABNI – SELSEY
AUGUST 2016
SPAIN

I have learnt a lot English in different situations. A good experience because I have to speak and listen to English everyday. I think that one week is enough.

ELISA DORDONI

CULTURE AND CONVERSATION ADULT
TEACHER – RITA ROOKE MATTHEWS – ANGMERING
AUGUST 2016
ITALY

Rita makes me feel at home and gives me the opportunity to live good experience of English life. We spent the time talking, watching films and visiting places around Angmering.

GAIA BIANCHI

CAE EXAM PREPARATION
TEACHER – DENISE MOZABNI – SELSEY
AUGUST 2016
ITALY

My weeks with Denise to prepare me for my CAE exam and boarding school have been a great experience to improve my English. I hope I can come back again Denise’s house is a lovely place to stay and Selsey has a wonderful beach.

PELAGI JA ZLATIC

GENERAL ENGLISH JUNIOR COURSE
TEACHER – KATE WAUGN – ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS
AUGUST 2016
GERMANY

It was great having one on one lessons with Kate my tutor. This way she could adapt to my level which is not possible when you go to a camp. The activities were great and gave you the opportunity to talk and practice a lot. So all in all my stay was great.

ALESSANDRA GIANNOCCARNO

GENERAL ENGLISH JUNIOR COURSE
TEACHER – AMANDA EVANS -BRIGHTON
JULY 2016
ITALY

I think it was a fantastic experience and I may repeat it again soon.

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SERENA PISA AND FAMILY

2:1 GENERAL ENGLISH
TEACHER – DENISE MOZABNI – SELSEY
JULY 2016
ITALY

As we had this experience as a family we were very lucky to find a host like Denise, very patient and very helpful. We stayed here for just a week but we did a full immersion in the English language and the English way of life and that is fantastic for us. We could mix a short holiday with language studying. All the people we met were very friendly to us. A great language and human experience!

GENERAL ENGLISH JUNIOR

IVET MORAS

GENERAL ENGLISH JUNIOR COURSE
TEACHER – JEN WILLARD – HASTINGS
JULY 2016
SPAIN

I enjoyed it because it is a good experience you can improve more your English.

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CARLOTTA BIANCHI

IELTS EXAM PREP
TEACHER – MARIE STREBLER – BRIGHTON
JULY 2016
ITALY

My experience in Brighton has been wonderful. I have practised and improved my English thanks to Marie, my teacher, who not only helped me with my IELTS exam preparation but also to make important decisions about my future career. I am really satisfied about my Homestay because everything was well organised from the lessons to be activities. I am very glad to have done this experience and recommend it to everybody.

GENRAL ENGLISH JUNIOR ENHANCED

ONA ABASCAL GARCIA

GENERAL ENGLISH JUNIOR – ENHANCED
TEACHER -LISA CHAPMAN – EASTBOURNE
JULY 2016
SPAIN

I had a great time. I loved staying here. I laughed a lot and made new friends

2:1 general english homestay

ILLARIA SALETTA & CHIARA BAILO

2:1 GENERAL ENGLISH JUNIOR
TEACHER – LEIGH LIMBRICK -BRIGHTON
JULY 2016
ITALY

Fortunately we found a lovely family and thanks to them our English has improved

JULIAN WILKE

GENERAL ENGLISH ADULT
TEACHER LOEKE STOK – CORNWALL
JULY 2016
GERMANY

I am highly satisfied.

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LEA DUPONT

2:1 GENERAL ENGLISH JUNIOR
TEACHER DENISE MOZABNI – SELSEY
JULY 2016
FRANCE

I think it was a really good experience. I am now more confident in English. Selsey is a really nice village and I really enjoyed my different excursions in Oxford, Chichester and Portsmouth. Denise is a very good teacher and always tries her best to make us understand new words and I feel comfortable in her home.

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PAULA VALVERDE FUNES

JUNIOR CULTURE AND CONVERSATION
TEACHER – JEN WILLARD – HASTINGS
JULY 2016
SPAIN

I loved the experience and enjoyed it a lot.

FCE PREPARATION IN HOMESTAY

FLAVIA FURNARI

FCE EXAM PREP
TEACHER – VICTORIA OCONNOR – EASTBOURNE
JULY 2016
ITALY

Nice experience . Useful to improve your english.

GENRAL ENGLISH ADULT HOMESTAY

MIRIAM LAZLO

GENERAL ENGLISH ADULT
TEACHER – AMANDA EVANS -BRIGHTON
JULY 2016
SPAIN

It has been a great experience not only to learn the English language and also to know better British culture and how to improve my communication in English. It has been a great holiday for me and my kids.

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TOMOKO SHIANTI

GENERAL ENGLISH ADULT COURSE
TEACHER – LOEKE STOK – CORNWALL
JUNE 2016
JAPAN

I am really happy with my homestay experience here in Cornwall.Loeke is very very kind and planned so many things for me. It was a very intensive and interesting stay. Thanks to Loeke I discovered Cornwall.

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EMANUELE TISSA

GENERAL ENGLISH ADULT COURSE
TEACHER – JEN WILLARD – HASTINGS
JUNE 2016
ITALY

It was a great experience! I visited many interesting places museums and monuments. My English lessons were very exciting and the family that hosted me was very welcoming

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ALESSANDRA DI LORENZO

GENERAL ENGLISH ADULT
TEACHER – DENISE MOZABNI – SELSEY
MAY 2016
ITALY

I think that Homestay tuition is the best way to learn a language. It gives you huge possibility to practice and to improve your own progress with many topical situations. My experience was wonderful from the beginning to the end and I sure I could be aware of my progress the next time I’ll try to communicate when speaking to a native speaker. I found a very professional environment. Marie was extremely available and kind she solved all my requests. Denise became my English mumfriend and we spent a lot of time together also outside the lessons. Thanks to everybody who concurred to make homestay English a lovely place.

SILVIA RODRIGUEZ

GENERAL ENGLISH COURSE
TEACHER – LEYLA YUSEF – LONDON
MAY 2016
MONACO

It was my first experience and I will recommend to my friends. I enjoyed spending this time with Leyla my teacher, who helped me a lot to improve my English

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CLAUDIO MONDIN

GENERAL ENGLISH COURSE
TEACHER – LEE CORNES – BATTLE
MAY 2016
ITALY

This week with Lee and Mary it was fantastic. They were always available and patient with me. I enjoyed talking with Lee when we visited Hastings, Battle, Rye, and the Seven sisters. With Lee I tried new methods of study that have helped me be more confident when I speak English.

LENA AND ROAR ASBERG

ENGLISH FOR SENIOR LEARNERS 2:1
TEACHER – SHAUN CHAFFEY – PLYMOUTH
APRIL 2016
SWEDEN

We have had a really good time with lessons excursions and free time to do our excursions and read. We also have very nice dinners with Barbara and Shaun was like being with friends. Shaun gave us a lot of input to improve our English.

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KEITA NAKAGAWA

JUNIOR ENHANCED COURSE
TEACHER – JEN WILLARD – HASTINGS
APRIL 2016
JAPAN

I enjoyed everything on this homestay experience.

HOMESTAY TUITION IN LONDON

JUNICHI HASHIMOTO

50+ SENIOR LEARNERS GENERAL ENGLISH
TEACHER -ROBERT FREEMAN KERR – LONDON
APRIL 2016
JAPAN

I really enjoyed this experience. My English improved a lot in a short time.Thankyou for all the help and support.

Our students' experiences

HEIDI KOBB

GENERAL ENGLISH
TEACHER – DENISE MOZABNI – SELSEY
SEPTEMBER 2016
GERMANY

Denise is a fantastic teacher and I had a lovely time with her and her family

junior homestay english course

KEITA NAKAGAWA

JUNIOR ENHANCED COURSE
TEACHER – JEN WILLARD – HASTINGS
APRIL 2016
JAPAN

I enjoyed everything on this homestay experience.

fast track homestay course in London

MARTA LOSASSO

FAST TRACK COURSE
TEACHER – RACHEL RUSSELL- LONDON
AUGUST 2016
ITALY

I have lived a great experience in London.The teacher was very nice and well organised to provide excellent lessons. I’ve felt at home with my English teacher and her husband. I regret that the time of my stay was really short – 4 days!

About Homestay

St Helens Park Road,
Hastings,
East Sussex.
Tel: +44 (0) 7521 921 090 or +44 (0) 1424 275895
E:mail info@homestayenglish.uk.com

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