It’s a great way to meet new people and earn a little extra income.

When students study at a language school, they can choose to stay in the school residence or in a homestay.

Staying in a residence in Brighton means that students share a room with another student and have a communal kitchen and living room. What this means, though, is that sometimes students are staying in the same residence with other students who don’t share the same mindset. Some students are young and enjoy spending time hanging out, having drinks and staying up late, while others prefer to have a quiet lifestyle and focus their energy on learning English. This can result in a clash of personalities and problematic situations. On the other hand, many students prefer to live with other students and enjoy the lifestyle that that usually entails.


Homestays are able to provide a very different living situation. Staying with locals means that students can experience the lifestyle of the city they are living in, for a truly authentic experience. Living with a host means that you are forced to communicate with them on a daily basis and so practise your English, and not be able to fall back on your home language as you possibly could with other students. This is why it’s so important if you are a host to spend time with your student.


If you look in the local papers or on Gumtree, you will see adverts from the various schools looking for homestays. Especially during the summer months, when there are a lot of students at the schools, they are often in need to homes for the students to stay in. Hosting a student just requires a spare room and a commitment to eating certain meals and spending time with the student. Once you have expressed an interest in being a host the school will visit you to have a look at your house and chat to you to ensure your suitability. If they are satisfied, you will be allocated a student and paid a weekly rate to host the student. Due to the nature of language schools a student may stay with you for a week or a couple of months, but in either case it’s a great way to meet new people and earn a little extra income.

 

Staying in a residence in Brighton means that students share a room with another student and have a communal kitchen and living room. What this means, though, is that sometimes students are staying in the same residence with other students who don’t share the same mindset. Some students are young and enjoy spending time hanging out, having drinks and staying up late, while others prefer to have a quiet lifestyle and focus their energy on learning English. This can result in a clash of personalities and problematic situations. On the other hand, many students prefer to live with other students and enjoy the lifestyle that that usually entails.


Homestays are able to provide a very different living situation. Staying with locals means that students can experience the lifestyle of the city they are living in, for a truly authentic experience. Living with a host means that you are forced to communicate with them on a daily basis and so practise your English, and not be able to fall back on your home language as you possibly could with other students. This is why it’s so important if you are a host to spend time with your student.


If you look in the local papers or on Gumtree, you will see adverts from the various schools looking for homestays. Especially during the summer months, when there are a lot of students at the schools, they are often in need to homes for the students to stay in. Hosting a student just requires a spare room and a commitment to eating certain meals and spending time with the student. Once you have expressed an interest in being a host the school will visit you to have a look at your house and chat to you to ensure your suitability. If they are satisfied, you will be allocated a student and paid a weekly rate to host the student. Due to the nature of language schools a student may stay with you for a week or a couple of months, but in either case it’s a great way to meet new people and earn a little extra income.

 

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