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The Next Chapter of Acorn


Nicky_.jpgIn 2019 Nicky Torode became the proud new owner and manager of Acorn English Homestay.


Nicky has worked in English language teaching for over 18 years, alongside a career in career coaching, personal development training, writing educational materials and human rights training.


Her EFL teaching career took her to many exciting places including Russia, the Czech Republic and Japan. She has worked in a variety of educational settings overseas and in the UK including universities, private language schools and adult education colleges. She also founded and ran a social enterprise which delivered start-up training, business mentoring, coaching and motivation workshops to the young unemployed in London.


Having worked for a number of years as a homestay tutor, she is highly attuned to what makes homestay the most effective way to learn a language and absorb the culture.


She will carry on the legacy of Acorn's exceptional homestay experience with gusto.


Nicky Torode

Founded and run by professional English teachers

Acorn English Homestay was founded in 2011 by two professoinal English teachers with a wealth of EFL teaching experience between them. In addition to classroom experience, they worked as homestay tutors for a number of years, welcoming and teaching many students in their own home. They understood perfectly what makes a great homestay experience. 


The founders very personal approach meant that Acorn English Homestay delivered - and continues to deliver - exceptionally high quality courses to hundreds of satisfied students.


The care and attention, professionalism and personal touch upon which Acorn English Homestay was founded continues under the new owner. 



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Acorn English is now in new hands. Nicky Torode took over as owner and director earlier in 2019. She brings various strands of…
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