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Merry Homestay Christmas

… Hosting and teaching over the Christmas period is not for everyone. For many… this is a time to take a break from work and relax with close friends and family.
Welcoming a student into your home during the festive season can bring a fresh perspective to the celebrations and is an opportunity to share and reflect on what Christmas means, both within your own household, and at a wider cultural level. https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/merry-homestay-christmas/

Pre-course emails – not just an ice-breaker

… Even after years of EFL teaching… first…day nerves are still there… both teacher and students alike use those initial first minutes to create first impressio
As a homestay teacher it’s vital you get as much information about your student before they actually arrive, and an email exchange provide the perfect opportunity. Sending your future student an email a couple of weeks before their arrival isn’t just comm… https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/pre-course-emails-not-just-an-ice-breaker/

What's your learning style?

How do you learn best… What's your learning style… Are you a visual learner or auditory or a mixture… If you don't know… take this fun test. … Now you know how you learn
How do you learn best? What's your learning style? Are you a visual learner or auditory or a mixture? Find out with this short, fun test. https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/whats-your-learning-style/

I really enjoyed my trip!

Soccer…mad Ramon turned 16 during his 1…1 English language course. … … Here's what he wrote about his experience… … …I stayed with a family for 6 weeks in a town called Steyning
Ramon is from Switzerland and spent over a month near Brighton on our Young Learner home tuition programme. He celebrated his 16th birthday during his stay. Read more about his time with his teacher, Pauline, and her family. https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/i-really-enjoyed-my-trip/

"My stay could not have been better!"

… Flurina lives in Zurich and came to Brighton for a 3 week General English course. Here…'s what she wrote about her time on the South coast… …
Flurina came to Brighton for a 3 week intensive General English course in the home of her teacher. Read what she said about her experience. https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/my-stay-could-not-have-been-better/

Warmer idea of the month

Jane has been teaching students in her home for more than 15 years. She lives in Hove and… teaches all levels and all ages and is a specialist in General English
Jane has been teaching English language students in her home for more than 15 years. She lives in Hove and is a specialist in Business English, English for Teachers and Exam Preparation. https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/warmer-idea-of-the-month1/

"I had an amazing experience. This is a great way of learning English."

Thomas came to study General English for 3 weeks… 20 hours per week. He's from Switzerland and he stayed with Pauline… just outside Brighton. … Here's what he said about his 1
Thomas came to study General English for 3 weeks: "At first I was worried about not understanding everything however the lessons were so interesting and varied that the 4 hours of tuition quickly passed. We had a variety of grammar, conversation, reading … https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/i-had-an-amazing-experience.-this-is-a-great-way-of-learning-english./

New for all students: pre course diagnostic interview

We are very excited about this new service… a personalised pre…course interview with Acorn's Director of Studies… Liz Marqueiro. … … Liz has worked in English language training for more than 20 years. She spent 10 years
We are very excited about this new service: a pre-course interview with our Director of Studies, Liz. Liz speaks to each student via Skype or phone and makes a careful diagnostic assessment of their level and needs. She then liaises with their homesta… https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/new-for-all-students-pre-course-diagnostic-interview/

English for Business Communication

New for 2013… we are now offering courses in Effective Business Communication and English for Professio…nals… as well as our Business English course. These courses are highly specialised
New for 2013: Effective Business Communication and English for Professionals, including English for International Sales and Marketing, English for Human Resources, English for Accounting and English for Interviews. https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/english-for-business-communication/

Two wonderful weeks in Hastings

Dominique spent 2 weeks in Hastings on our Language and Culture course. Here…'s what she wrote about her stay… … … …J'ai pass… deux semaines merveilleuses dans le sud de l
J'ai passé deux semaines merveilleuses dans le sud de l'Angleterre pour améliorer mon Anglais avec un professeur privé délicieux. https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/two-wonderful-weeks-in-hastings/

2012 Olympics and Paralympics

… More EFL teaching resources relating to the Olympics and…Paralympics… this time provided by the…British Council. Lots of lesson plans… worksheets and quizzes here that are useful for one
More useful topical teaching resources for one-to-one English homestay tutors. https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/2012-olympics-and-paralympics/

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