MORE THAN JUST ENGLISH
MORE THAN JUST ENGLISH
Most of our students choose to stay with one of our selected homestay hosts (formerly known as host family). As all live within a 26 minute walk of Loxdale, it is the most convenient option which also gives you the opportunity to learn about British life and to practice your English at home.
It is an extremely important job to find the right hosts for the right student. At Loxdale English Centre we are very lucky to have such a talented Accommodation and Welfare Officer that, in 2018, only 2% of our students asked to move to a different host. The vast majority were very happy with the homestay hosts that Jodie placed them with. We have been in this area of Brighton & Hove since 1979 so we are lucky to have built up a large bank of wonderful hosts. It takes time to make sure that we are only choosing the best, most appropriate ones for our students. The process includes regular visits, training, taking references and seeing gas safety certificates. The feedback from past students is also really important in our choice of whether or not to use a host.
Adults stay in a single room homestay host accommodation unless you have specifically asked to share with a friend or partner.
Your host will supply you with a towel and bedding. If you go to the gym or beach often, you will need to bring your own towel. Once a week your host will do one laundry wash for you and change your towel and bedding. You are expected to keep your room tidy but they will clean your room once a week too.
Homestay accommodation: the hosts must treat the student as a full member of the household, eating together and sharing the common living areas; no more than four students will be accommodated in homestay at any one time.
Meals- you can find out more about the meal options at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions you are more than welcome to contact us at anytime.
Some short stay students choose to live in a bed and breakfast or a hotel. The nearest recommended hotels are the Best Western Princes Marine Hotel and Langfords Hotel. Both hotels have easy bus links to both the centre of Brighton and the School for those who do not want to walk. The hotels have comfortable rooms and good facilities. They are both situated close to the seafront.
Brighton & Hove is a very popular holiday destination for both British and foreign holiday makers. Accommodation books up quickly and we recommend that you look at the accommodation page of VisitBrighton for the most up-to-date availability. https://www.visitbrighton.com/accommodation We regret that we cannot make hotel bookings for you unless we have at least 4 month’s notice and advance payment.
Students will find lots of information and advice about renting a private house/flat in their Student Handbook (You will receive this before you arrive). You should be prepared to have the names and details of at least two people who have known you for a couple of years who can act as referees for prospective landlords and at least one month’s deposit. At least one of the referees should be a past employer or landlord. Renting a room or property is entirely at the risk of the student and Loxdale is not liable for any aspect of the rental. Sites such as Airbnb are often used for short term rentals, sites such as hotels.com and Trivago are popular for comparing prices of hotel rooms in Brighton and the surrounding areas.
The student only has his/her breakfast provided by their homestay host. In this instance students can supply their own lunch to eat at School or can buy lunch from the School dining room. Students can make their own light dinner on a self catering basis at their host’s home.
The student has breakfast with their homestay host and a full hot lunch at School. Students can make their own light dinner on a self catering basis at their host’s. At the weekends, students can expect a breakfast and dinner at their homestay host.
The student has breakfast and dinner with their homestay host. Students then provide their own lunch or can buy lunch from the School dining room. At the weekends, students can expect a breakfast and dinner at their host’s.
The student has breakfast and dinner with their host and a full hot lunch at School. At weekends, students can expect a breakfast and dinner at their homestay host.
We can ensure that all dietary requirements can be catered for but we do need to know in advance of booking your homestay host.