English Language Homestays in England

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Heritage English Homestay Courses:
Heritage English is an English language school located on the south coast of England that offers one-to-one or small group homestay English courses for students from around the world. We are based in Lymington in Hampshire, approximately 25 km east of Bournemouth and 17 km south-west of Southampton. We combine top professional teaching standards customised to your needs, with a quality homestay. Live in a friendly, comfortable, caring family environment, and speak / listen to and learn English from morning to night.

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Quality English Teachers:

Photo of English Language Homestays in EnglandThe founders and principal teachers are Gail Steggell and Celia Lincoln. Both Heritage English directors are fully Cambridge qualified, and have a wide experience of hosting and teaching students of all ages and levels of English.

Gail and Celia believe passionately that the quickest and most effective way to learn a language is to listen and speak 24 hours a day, by staying with English families and having lessons in the home.

They supervise all the plans for one-to-one immersion lessons, and they monitor the progress of all students during their stay.

The combination of intensive formal one-to-one lessons combined with the daily conversation practice out of lessons is what we call “total immersion”.

English Language Courses:

Homestay, Business English immersion, one-to-one or small group intensive English courses.

- Business English Language Total Immersion Courses (Homestay):
Our intensive English language immersion courses provide business managers and professional people with training to improve their language skills in order to work more effectively in the modern global market. We offer one-to-one or small group total immersion training.

Our intensive residential courses can be from 3 days to 3 weeks. 

Our past students have come from a wide range of industries, including banking, airlines and manufacturing, among many others.

Past students have come to Heritage English from a wide range of professions and industries, including:

- Banking and Insurance
- Finance and Accounting
- Sales and Marketing
- Retail
- Fashion and Textiles
- Food and Beverage Production
- Government and Civil Services
- Automobile and Component Manufacturing
- Aerospace and Defence
- Electronics Industry
- Construction and Engineering
- Quality Control
- Transportation infrastructure
- Internet and IT Software Services
- International Corporate Events Management
- Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies industries
- Energy – Gas, Oil and Nuclear
- Water Utilities
- Human Resources and Recruitment Agencies
- Project Management
- Media and Publishing

Students Testimonials from Professionals:

Image of English Language Homestays in England"Thanks to my immersion course with Heritage English, I am now much more confident in speaking on the telephone and in meetings. 

Since my return to France, I received a promotion in my company and I believe my level of English had a part in this, so many thanks to Heritage English teachers and hosts."

- David, Project Manager for an IT Consultancy

“At Heritage English, everything was well prepared and well done – the host family; the teachers; the afternoon outings and the lessons.  I appreciated the conversations and making new friends.

I think my English has improved in every way, but particularly in oral expression.  It helps to get used to having two or three main interlocutors.  It makes it easier to speak.”

- Cyrille works for a French Water Treatment company 

“What I appreciated most was the capacity to adapt the training lessons in line with my objectives – the most important task is to give a presentation at a meeting in China next month.

The lessons focussed directly on my difficulties.  In this short time I have improved my comprehension, my accent and learned some new vocabulary.

Also there was a very warm welcome from the teachers and my host Pam - and a real capacity to improve quickly my knowledge.”

- Andre Palu, France 

“I appreciated the warm welcome I received from my hosts who put me at my ease and who made me feel a part of the family. 

This is the quickest way to learn a foreign language – to stay and live with the native people, sharing their daily routine and socialising with their friends. 

Being corrected when I made mistakes helped me to put the grammar into practice in a natural way, without having to think!" 

- Marie Christine, Quality Controller for a pharmaceutical company

Homestay English language courses for academic / exam students:

Photos of Heritage English Homestay CoursesWe offer one-to-one, two-to-one or small group intensive immersion language courses for students over 16 years who need to improve their general command of English or who want refresher courses for academic or vocational purposes.

For students wishing to enter UK universities, or those who plan to take a work placement in the UK, these courses give a boost in the skills and confidence needed to integrate into British society successfully.

Exam Preparation Courses include:
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
- TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)
- International Baccalaureate – Guidance in English Module
- Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE)
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

English language homestay courses for young learners / juniors:

Heritage Young Learners English courses are designed for students who want to improve their English language skills in a relaxed friendly environment during their holidays.

We place younger homestay students (12-15 years) with carefully selected English host families who are experienced in looking after young people.

Heritage English tutors arrange a programme of lessons, excursions and activities to match students’ interests so that young learners are having fun and learning English during their stay!

Sporting & Leisure Activities:

Picture of English Language Homestays in EnglandThere is a wide range of sporting and leisure activities that students can combine with their homestay course, with many cultural activities available, as well as sporting activities such as Golf, Tennis, Horse Riding, Sailing, Surfing, Canoeing / Kayaking, Windsurfing, Rock climbing, Cycling, Swimming and more.

Beautiful Location:

The English immersion courses take place at Newlands Manor, an impressive country house in Lymington, in the South of England, where Celia and her family have lived for 20 years.

The house is surrounded by 30 acres of beautiful private woodland and parks. Lymington is situated between Bournemouth and Southampton and opposite the beautiful Isle of Wight.

Lymington is a busy market town with many specialist shops, coffee bars, traditional pubs and a yacht marina for sailing enthusiasts.

It is easy to reach Lymington by air, sea or rail. Students can fly to London Heathrow, Gatwick, and Luton or Stansted airports, and be in Lymington within a few hours.

Alternatively, there are two local airports at Southampton or Bournemouth which are both just 45 minutes away by car.

From Europe, it is possible to take the Eurostar train to Kings Cross Station in London and a fast train from Waterloo Station will take you directly to our local station in 90 minutes. Ferries from Europe stop at Portsmouth or Poole where we can meet you.


Images of Heritage English Homestay CoursesHomestay - Most immersion one-to-one language courses at Heritage English are based on the student staying with English people in their homes.

With a homestay, students have their own private room in the house and join the family for breakfast, and dinner.

Lunch may be a sandwich or packed lunch provided by the host family, or it may be a hot meal taken with the teacher.

Some homes can provide private bathrooms. Please specify if this is essential. Alternatively, students are able to share the family bathroom.

Washing facilities for clothes are provided, and hosts wash student bedding once a week. Internet facilities are available in some homes, and at Newlands Manor there are wireless internet facilities for students who bring their personal laptop computers.

A self-contained apartment is available for students who wish to have a different kind of experience – an independent holiday with English lessons taken at home.

Some students do not want homestay accommodation and prefer to independently book Bed & Breakfast or hotel accommodation, coming to us at Newlands Manor for their one-to-one or two-to-one language lessons.

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