MORE THAN JUST ENGLISH
MORE THAN JUST ENGLISH
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 family 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.
Some short stay students choose to live in a bed and breakfast or a hotel. Our Accommodation and Welfare Officer is very happy to help make a reservation for you.
The nearest recommended hotels are the Adastral Hotel and Best Western Princes Marine 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 both have a bar and are situated close to the seafront.
Occasionally students choose to rent their own accommodation. We do not recommend this as it does tend to stop students from speaking as much English as they would if they lived with a host family. However, if a student wishes we are happy to advise about where they might look for their own flat or house. Students should be prepared to have the names and details of at least two people who have known them 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 refereesshould 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.
The student only has his/her breakfast provided by their host family. 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 family.
The student has breakfast and dinner with their host family. 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 families.
The student has breakfast and dinner with their host family and a full hot lunch at School. At the weekends, students can expect a breakfast and dinner at their host families.