We've taught many students in our own home and we know what makes a great homestay course. We bring our experience and understanding to everything we do.
We take a personal interest in your course, making time to really understand what you want. We create a unique course shaped around your study needs and we support you from your first enquiry through to your return home.
We work with a small team of excellent teachers. We know all of them personally: we visit them, we observe them in action, we talk to them regularly, and we provide ongoing training and professional development to ensure academic excellence.
This very personal approach means we match students and teachers very carefully. We are passionate that homestay is the best way to learn English and we pull out all the stops to make sure your course is 100% successful.
Raymond has been a professional language teacher for over 10 years, teaching English, German, French and Spanish at Secondary School level.
He gained considerable experience teaching English 1:1 as a homestay tutor before founding Acorn English Homestay in 2011. He has two children and is a football fanatic.
Helen was a lecturer at the University of Brighton before retraining as an English language teacher. She taught many students in her own home as a homestay tutor before co-founding Acorn English Homestay in 2011.
She is responsible for our child protection policy and is the mother of two young boys. She loves cooking, making clothes and fitness.