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English Language + Tea and Cake

English Language + Tea and Cake

English revision
Putting the jam on the Victoria sponge

Due to popular demand Homestay England have developed the opportunity of a  homestay combination package. Combine the invaluable experience of learning English in England in a teacher's home with learning the fascinating art of English tea and further developing your English language.

This homestay package has five, three hour intensive English language lessons in the morning and two tea lessons in the afternoon, lasting for two hours each. An afternoon of shopping and enjoying tea in a traditional English tea room. Two afternoons of free time for self study or relaxation complete this package.

This total immersion English language + tea and cake homestay package provides maximum opportunity for natural and rapid progress in English language learning through support by native English speakers.

English language lessons are taken by Patricia, who is a qualified Cambridge English ESOL CELTA (formerly TEFL) teacher. Having gained a teaching award for her contribution to International Education from The European Council of International Schools, Patricia is a highly experienced teacher of English language and culture. She has taught English for many years in both England and in Asia


Patricia and Russ teach the tea lessons. Patricia taught about English tea in Japan and appeared on an NHK programme with Russ about English tea.  English tea lessons will give you the opportunity to develop tea vocabulary, theoretical understanding and practical skills.
Russ and Patricia have both spent many years enjoying teaching English and conversing with English learners both in England and overseas.

An English Language Teacher's Homestay + Tea and Cake package with Homestay England is taught in modules of 1 week . Please see our example at the bottom of this page.

Lessons take place in our relaxing teaching room overlooking the cottage garden. We believe that language learning should be positive and pleasurable with the best learning taking place when the student is confident and relaxed.

learn English in a teacher's home
Serving afternoon tea

The lessons are adapted to your specific level of learning and interest to develop your English learning goals such as speaking, writing and reading skills. A friendly assessment of your learning strengths, needs and fluency in your first lesson will allow your teacher to construct your individualised learning programme. We supply all learning materials.

Develop your conversation skills, listening, understanding, vocabulary and pronunciation daily by using the language you have studied in your lessons in real situations such as your tea sessions, daily meal times, excursion or shopping trip, family and friend times etc.

In the afternoons enjoy private study time in your own room or in one of the quiet areas in your English home. Our guest bedrooms are all attractively furnished in a traditional English countryside manner. This enables you to live the English lifestyle in comfort. Relax in front of the wood burning fire in the lounge, read the numerous magazines and books, listen to and watch English DVDs. Take pleasure in your language learning.

Our adult small group class sizes are a maximum of 3 students.

1:1 lessons for those wishing to learn on an individual level.

2:1 and 3:1 lessons are popular with companies for staff development in English language skills, as parent and teenager stays and for friends travelling and learning together.

Lessons are from Monday to Friday with arrival on Sunday and departure on Saturday.

**Dates available throughout the year**

English + Tea and Cake Homestay
7 Days /6 Nights Example Schedule

Day 1: Arrival at your English home (p.m.)

Day 2: English lesson (3hrs) (a.m.)

Free time or study time (p.m.)

Day 3: English lesson (3hrs) (a.m.)

Tea lesson (2hrs) (p.m.)
Learn about the history of English tea and it's traditions. Look at and explore the different styles of teaware. Learn how to display and use this when setting the table for tea.
Enjoy tasting a variety of delicious teas and cakes.

Day 4: English lesson (3hrs) (a.m.)

Free time or study time (p.m.)

Day 5: English lesson (3hrs) (a.m.)

Traditional Afternoon Tea lesson (2hrs) (p.m.)
Experience learning about the art of traditional English afternoon tea before baking scones, with home-made jam and cream. Prepare traditional sandwiches and set the table before sitting down to appreciate the delicious results of your hard work.

Day 6: English lesson (3hrs) (a.m.)

Shop for souvenirs. (p.m.)
Depending upon your taste, shop for teaware, such as teacups, teaspoons and teapots, new, vintage or antique. Shop for tasty tea and biscuits to take back home. Visit a traditional English tea shop for a well earned cup of tea after a busy afternoon's shopping.

Day 7: Departure to your onward destination. (a.m.)



7 days / 6 nights






English  +  Tea and Cake Package
includes the following:-

- Comfortable accommodation
- Private bedroom
- All meals plus refreshments
- Transport to and from the local Grantham railway and bus station
- 15 hours English tuition 'tailor made' to your learning needs and wishes
- 4 hours English tea tuition and one excursion.
- All learning materials required during your stay
- Transport to and from excursion venues
- Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
- Certificate of Attendance

This package does not include:

- Personal health and travel insurance
- Travel to and from the U.K.
- Travel expenses to and from your homestay accommodation
(Taxi pick up and drop off service from airports and London on request. Fees apply)

Join us for the enjoyment of learning or improving your English whether for personal or business use this year. Contact us with any questions. Before arriving in England make friends with us by e-mailing us at enquiries@homestayengland.co.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you to your English home.