Quality accommodation with experienced hosts

Host families are an essential part of our training method, and an advantage of our small-town location is that we know them all personally. They are carefully selected to provide a very high standard of comfort, meals and attention, adding about 20 hours of conversation practice each week – contributing to your training by extending the range of subjects you discuss.

Staying with a host family is a relaxed, enjoyable yet intensive approach to language learning. In addition to your training at Abbey Communication, returning home in the evening to your hosts will provide you with an invaluable opportunity to practise your communication skills and develop your Social English vocabulary.

You will experience first-hand the lifestyle and cuisine of your hosts, joining them in everyday activities and routines such as shopping trips, family excursions and even dog walks, while spending the evenings together eating meals, playing games or watching TV. Throughout your stay, you will be not just a visitor but a valued addition to the personal and domestic life of the household.

Immersion living in a UK family house

Your hosts will support your learning and offer you a warm and welcoming window into UK society and culture.

Immersion training provides the ideal context to listen to and speak English in an authentic environment. There will be plenty of opportunities for interaction at breakfast and in the evenings, as well as at organised events such as our regular Thursday dinner, where you will be able to meet and talk to other hosts.

Some hosts are in the town itself, within a few minutes’ walk of our training centre. Others live in the attractive surrounding villages just a few minutes away by car. Most hosts provide private bathrooms and internet access, and will provide daily transport where necessary.

A recent audit showed 100% of course participants rating hosts as good, very good or excellent. Of these, over 96% of ratings were very good or excellent.

For more information on our host families click here to download the brochure.

What some of our course participants thought…

“Really nice open-minded people who like to have guests in their house. They were always available to talk to me. The meals were very good, and my room and bathroom were nice and comfortable.”

Engineer, oil refining

“I stayed with the same hosts again. If I didn’t like them, I wouldn’t have come back! We spoke a lot and laughed a lot.”

Advertising Manager, retail chain, Germany, Poland and Turkey

“A lovely cottage, very kind and nice people, much better than staying in a hotel.”

Sales representative, pharmaceuticals, France

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