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Long before London was the capital other cities have played a major part in British history, from Roman times, through King Arthur and the first Universities these towns are set in picturesque parts of England, with miles of rolling hills, green fields and forests just waiting to be explored.

The main historic centres where InTuition have homestay English teachers are Bath, Bristol, the villages around Cambridge, Canterbury, Cheltenham, the Oxford area, Stratford Upon Avon, Tunbridge Wells and Exeter.

Why a historic town?


Our homestay tutors living in these historic towns have been with us the longest of any other region, some have been taking students into their homes for over ten years. That’s because they love what they do and they love our students and have a lot of fun teaching them. We have a course for everyone: Whether you want to start learning English, improve your existing skills, learn English for business, pass an English exam or even just enjoy a fun, adventurous language learning holiday we have the perfect course to suit you.

Top 10 historic towns or cities in UK and Ireland to stay with an InTuition Homestay teacher

  1. Canterbury is a popular place to learn English, close to London but different.  It is home to one of England’s oldest and most stunning Cathedrals and famous for murders, mysteries and literature through the ages. Canterbury is cathedral cities– and an important destination for from around the world. The town of Canterbury is a destination for pilgrims and language students and offers charming narrow streets, medieval and early English architecture, and a broad range of cafes and pubs. To take a walk into town is to take a step back in time!
  2. Bath is a great city for students - it is a safe city, and not too big to get around easily. It is known for its honey-coloured Georgian crescents, cobbled streets, outdoor cafes and bustling bars, and is seen by many as the most beautiful, vibrant city in England. Vibrant, inspiring and stunningly beautiful, you couldn't pick a better place to study English than Bath. Magical nearby you’ll find Avebury, Stonehenge and of course the town of Glastonbury, famed for both its reputation as the burial site of King Arthur and also the internationally renowned Glastonbury Music Festival. Both of these places make an excellent choice for days out. and London is just 90 minutes away by train.
  3. Spa towns such as CheltenhamTunbridge Wells and Royal Leamington Spa are famous for its refreshing spring waters which claim to have healing properties., have wonderful architecture and excellent shopping facilities and access to wonderful local castles and Stately Homes and gardens.
  4. Oxford known as ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’, Oxford is most famous for its medieval university. Located only 80 kilometres north of London, there are excellent train and 24-hour coach links with the capital. The Bodleian Library, with its beautiful ceiling, is a must-visit for all lovers of literature. An open top bus tour is the best way to see the amazing architecture of the University’s colleges, most of which can be visited for free or for a small donation.
  5. Stratford Upon Avon is Shakespeare’s home town and is still at the centre of English theatre in the 21st century, is an inspiring place to take a language course with so much history and culture to visit and explore. Close by is
  6. Cambridge is the home of another globally renowned university, Cambridge is as much a modern tech hub as an ancient university city. Also known as ‘Silicon Fen’, the city and surrounding area host many of the UK’s hi-tech pioneer companies, building on the world-leading scientific research of the university. The ancient colleges dominate the city and are visible at every turn, most opening their doors to the public at certain times during the day – do look into the amazing King’s College Chapel, or walk around the lush courts of Christ’s College.
  7. Exeter is a major cathedral city, very closely linked with the Roman period. The city has hosted a thrice-weekly market since 1213 – one of the longest-running markets in England – which continues to this day. The best way to divide the city is to see it in ‘quarters’ – for an insight into the town’s medieval history head to the West quarter, where you can walk around an old Tudor house.
  8. Bristol is considered the capital city of the West Country and was voted the most vibrant city in UK in 2018. It embodies the relaxed and friendly spirit which is found throughout the region. Its skyline is dominated by the magnificent Clifton Suspension Bridge. The city’s distinct musical scene has produced bands such as Massive Attack and Portishead, and it is considered a cultural counterweight to London – a fact which Bristolians are justifiably proud of. The city is also the home town of the famous graffiti artist, Banksy. There is truly something for everyone in Bristol, so get ready to explore!
  9. Cork and Galway. Cork in the South East of Ireland is a ‘buzzy’ Irish city full of character and things to do and see. The people are super friendly, so you will meet and talk to lots of locals. Galway, on the West Coast of Ireland, sits on the Atlantic sea. If you want a taste of real Ireland then this is the city to visit, with its traditional Irish music and culture. InTuition have some excellent teachers here. It’s the perfect place to learn and be inspired.
  10. Chichester: An ancient maritime town is close to London, Winchester and hosts amazing cathedral and close to castles and great sandy Beaches.

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The week went very well. The pace of work is perfect. Marc is a very attentive host and teacher. To recommend without problem.
Response from the owner: Thank you Arnaud, we are delighted that you enjoyed your homestay language immersion course with our tutor Marc in London.
Yes, I was one of your student and I had a bad experience with you so that I rate it with one star.
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It was a wonderful experience. I was very well received and learned a lot.I really enjoyed the experience and I intend to repeat it in another linguagem
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Silmary. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future!
I spent a week with Mary and Ken. I really appreciate their kindness and patience. In addition to the English lessons that I had with Mary, I learned a lot about the culture, history and way of life of the British people. It was a week full of learning. Thanks to Mary and Ken. 🙂
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Shabnam. We are delighted that you enjoyed your course with Mary and Ken!
Wonderful team and wonderful teachers!
Une semaine en immersion en Irlande qui restera une expérience inoubliable.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your English immersion course in Ireland.
- que mon professeur m'ait accompagnée aux activités tous les après-midis- les cadeaux qu'elle m'a offerts avant mon retour sur Paris- l'en-cas qu'elle a préparé pour mon déjeuner du samedi (jour de mon départ).Je recommande vivement les immersions à Londres d' Intuition Languages!
Response from the owner: Thank you Karine, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your InTuition homestay immersion course in Edinburgh.
Die 1to1 home stay immersion Kurse sind eine wunderbare Art, ineiner Fremdsprache weiterzukommen. Ich hatte eine tolle Zeit mit Jonathan Day in Dawlish / Torquai!
Response from the owner: Thank you, Ursula. We are delighted that you enjoyed your course with our tutor, Jonathan!
une semaine en immersion anglaise avec des cours de qualités et une famille qui aiment partager leur quotidien et faire connaitre elur paysune trés bonne experience
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I had a wonderful stay for 14 days in Hawkinge, Kent with an excellent hostmother and teacher. Helen was great and her whole familiy also. Great place to learn or improve english skills for teenagers like me. I would say, its much more effective than ususal language schools which I have done before.
Response from the owner: Thank you Nina, we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with Helen and made good progress with your English.
J'ai passé une magnifique semaine de cours chez Simon où tout était parfait. La cuisine était excellente. J'ai beaucoup appris et progressé. Je recommande.
Une magnifique expérience ;Connor et sa famille sont des personnes vraiment très accueillantes et sympathique.J'ai passée une excellente semaine tout était parfait pour moiCorinne
Great way to combine a learning experience with a vacation. I had a very good teacher who was also a gracious and warm host.
very responsive and focus on our needs !
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I spent two weeks in Nicé at the teachers home with Pierre as my personal tutor. It definitely exceeded all my expectations! I was fully integrated in the family and this made it a full immersion experience. Pierre and his wife are really great hosts and I learned a lot! Looking forward to the next time I can go!!
Response from the owner: Hi Dirk, thank you very much for you review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your programme with Pierre, and hope to welcome you back in the near future.
I highly recommend this Languahe schools. The are very professional and they have the best titurs in the UK. Highly recommended
A wonderful adventure, a beautifull rich expérience at every level. Thank you Maureen and In Tuition!
Response from the owner: Thank you Karyn, we're delighted that you had such a great time with our tutor Maureen.
I booked a week homestay in June 2022 in Vancouver, Canada. I had a great overall experience!My European agency went through InTuition Languages.In this time of Covid I thought it would be safer to have a cancellation policy through my own country. However, I would not recommend it. Do not hesitate to contact InTuition Languages agency directly. They seem to have good contacts with very good and dedicated teachers. I was also impressed by the availability and attention of my InTuition contact in the US. She contacted my host and I several times to make sure everything was going well.My host was very welcoming, attentive and a very good English teacher. She also made sure I could rest and have my own space. We did specific English exercises to reinforce my weaknesses. She shared with me part of her daily life. We met several friends of her during walks and dinners. She planned several activities taking into account my wishes, my level of English, my age and my interests.Don't hesitate to take the cheapest option, anyway you will be doing activities and classes on a daily basis.I will definitely keep good memories of this part of my trip to Western Canada!
Response from the owner: Hi Caroline, we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your course in Vancouver. Thanks very much for the review!
I worked for Intuition Languages for 10 years. I found the language school to be well run, thorough and able to adapt to changing circumstances. The support for teachers was excellent, with valuable training sessions offered and good resources available. This is a language school which operates ethically, which moves with the times and which provides a great experience for both students and teachers. Thank you Intuition. It has been a pleasure working with you.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much for your many years of support.
Great agency to learn english!
Excellente semaine en immersion du côté de Londres (Brockley), immersion au top. Acceuil et cours "sur mesure", prof très à l'écoute. Visites en complément des cours bien ciblées et intéressantes (expos, découverte quartier de la ville, etc...). Un grand Merci !
Response from the owner: Merci beaucoup pour votre feedback, Mario! Nous sommes ravis que vous avez passe une tres bonne semaine a Brockley chez notre prof Rebecca.
Great teacher and a welcoming family. I really enjoy the course
A thoroughly rewarding experience studying English with Johanna Tyrrell in Galway
I'm very satisfied with my experience at Nick's home. He and his wife were very kind and welcoming. The bedroom and bathroom were perfect for my needs and also the location of the house, 15 minutes walk from the City center. The quality of the food -in spite of my concerns-was also excellent (in my previous experience in UK the Food was really bad). I also found it very useful to have a TV in my room because in the evening I could easily watch programs with subtitles
Response from the owner: Hi Paola, many thanks for your great feedback! We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with Nick! We are glad that the food was good and that you had a lovely time! You're always welcome back.
I sent a student of mine to do a 1 week homestay with Intuition and she was really happy with the whole experience. She said the family she stayed with were great and was very impressed with the organisation in general. As my students and I are based in Spain, I'm always on the lookout for top quality courses in Ireland and the UK which I can recommend, so it's good news for me too.
Response from the owner: Thank you Paul, for referring this student to us!
I spent a great, unforgettable week in Bray with Mary and her family. Mary is a very nice and joyful person as well as a very competent and demanding teacher. She helped me to improve my pronunciation, my grammar and my writing. We spoke about culture, history, books and everyday life. It was a very intensive and helpfully week for me and I could "feel" my improvement everyday. I have learned a lot and I can say that a one-to-one course was exactly that I needed.Dear Mary thank you very much for everything, for the time you spent with me and also for the very tasty meals you made for me. I would also like to thank your husband - Henry for his beautiful and interesting stories.
Response from the owner: Thank you Maria for this wonderful feedback. All the best for your future studies!
Très bonne semaine en compagnie de mes hôtesLes activitées étaient super intéressant et montraient certains lieux mythiques et important de la culture et de l'histoire de l'Angleterre.En plus de ça un temps super.
Response from the owner: Merci Florian!
J'ai passé une très bonne semaine à Londres chez Alina. L'accueil a été très agréable au sein de sa famille et a participé à une véritable immersion dans la culture britannique. De plus, la famille était située non loin du centre de Londres. Les cours d'anglais étaient variés, adaptés à mon niveau et aux besoins que j'avais exprimé en amont.
Response from the owner: Merci beaucoup, Adrien! Nous sommes ravis que vous avez passe une tres bonne semaine chez Alina. Nous espersons qu'on pourrait vous aceuillir pour la troisieme fois bientot.
Dear all,I am sorry to replay late.Anyway , the course at teachers home which I was attended, was wonderfull experience for me. You found for me excelent teacher Naomi, with whom and her family I got on well.Naomi is the excelent teacher she led me and helped me to improve my english skills, especcially grammar. I lost my fear of speaking. That is great for me.We had a lot of fun, because we are interested at same hobby and activity.Thanks Naomi I made progress every day.She used to arrange the meeting with her friends almost every afternoon, where I practiced my english 🙂 We visited London twice. We were in Modern Tatoo gallery where we enjoyed Pablo Piccasso excibition. Then we had a sightseeing. Next time I was alone in London , I used hop in hop on bus to see as much as possible from London.Naomy's house is situated in Richmond, one of the beutiful borough in London . There are plenty of parks, where I used to go relaxing after mornings lessons. There is also beatiful th botanical garden The Cew. We visited that peaceful place with Naomi. Exciting trip was for me visiting Hampton Court. We lost in the maze :)))) there wich is including Hampton Court.The best experience was The Globe Theatro, where Naomy and me enjoyed Shakespears's Hamlet!!!!Thank you Naomi for all.I hope we will see agin next year.Michaela
Response from the owner: Thank you Michaele - we're delighted that you enjoyed your course with Naomi and had the chance to see so many cultural sights in London. We hope to welcome you back for another course soon!
Esperienza fantastica. Ottima opportunità per migliorare rapidamente l’inglese. Consigliato!!Fantastic experience. Great opportunity for improving rapidly the language. Recommended!!
Response from the owner: Grazie Adalberto, siamo lieti che questa tua esperienza ti sia stata d'aiuto! Buona fortuna con i tuoi studi!
Mia figlia di 14 anni ha detto di aver fatto un esperienza fantastica nel programma j2j insieme ad una ragazza spagnola. Ha trovato una famiglia accogliente e una location incantevole. Quando siamo andati a riprenderla l'abbiamo trovata più matura non solo nelle competenze linguistiche ma anche nell'atteggiamento relazionale. Abbiamo conosciuto l'insegnante e abbiamo potuto notare la passione, la professionalità e la serenità con cui svolge il suo lavoro, elementi indispensabili per ottenere questi risultati. Qualità che abbiamo incontrato anche nel personale della scuola responsabile dell'organizzazione dell'esperienza: sempre pronti a rispondere ad eventuali dubbi e problematiche cercando di venirti incontro; e soprattutto parlando nella tua lingua madre!Assolutamente da consigliare!
Response from the owner: Gentile Gian Luca, ci fa davvero molto piacere che sua figlia abbia vissuto un'esperienza cosi' positiva! Per noi è una grande soddisfazione, poichè è questo il risultato che speriamo di ottenere organizzando ciascuno dei nostri corsi. Grazie per averci lasciato il suo feedbak e per la fiducia dimostrataci!Il Team di InTuition Languages
I had such a plaesant stay in Ashford! Maureen was very nice, I learnt a lot of idiomatic expression and my written skills have improved too! All the familly made me feel at home. It was definitely a nice experience! (plus: Maureen is an exellent cook!)
Response from the owner: Hi Talila, many thanks for your great feedback! We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with Maureen and we wish you all the best for your future studies!
Ha sido una experiencia maravillosa. He estado con una familia sin igual y además he aprendido un montón. lo repetiría mañana mismo.
Response from the owner: Gracias Alvaro por tu feedback excelente - ¡estamos muy contentos que hayas tenido un curso tan bueno!¡Vuelva pronto!
Ho trascorso due settimane fantastiche e intense in una piccola cittadina nel sud della Gran Bretagna. Corso personalizzato sulle mie esigenze, insegnante completamente a disposizione. Un modo per imparare davvero efficace. Lo consiglio vivamente
Response from the owner: Grazie Lucia per questo fantastico feedback. Siamo lieti che abbia vissuto una bella esperienza con noi!
I had a very nice week during my immersion course. Philippa was a pleasant host tutor. She took me out to very interesting places, she made me work well and she's a good cooker !
Response from the owner: Great to hear such a positive feedback, Aurélie! Thank you!
I've lived unforgettable moments during my stay (3 weeks) in Edinburgh, amazing city with a lot of history and many beautiful places. I was very lucky to be in a lovely house of Ken and Mio. Ken is an excellent teacher with a rich culture and good sense of humor. Mio is a warmhearted and cultured woman with a very positive attitude. The both make you feel at home. My lessons were adapted to my needs in English, daily conversations and various activities helped to improve my comprehension, grammar skills and pronunciation. Many thanks to Ken and Mio and to InTuition Languages for this experience.
Response from the owner: Hi Elza, it's great to hear that you had such a positive experience with your host tutor! We remain at your disposal for the future.
Jill is a brilliant teacher. I learned so much with her. All the time I was learning something different with her. I was received in her house like a member of the family. For me it was my best experience of my life.
Response from the owner: Hi Valéria, thank you so much for your lovely feedback!
Une famille très accueillante, je me suis sentie comme une membre de famille. Une expérience inoubliable qui a dépassé toutes mes attentes. Andrea est un professeur très sérieux qui s'adapte à votre niveau et à vos objectifs.
Response from the owner: Merci beaucoup Ilia!
Hello Ken and Mio,Thank you for everything you have done for me, all along my stay in your warming family. I've discovered so much things with you, and Edimburgh is a really, really nice city.I'll come again, for sure !Best regards
Response from the owner: Hello Stephane, many thanks for sharing your feedback! You're welcome back anytime.

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