Homestay Courses – Learn with your highly-qualified tutor in face to face lessons and stay with a couple or family in a picturesque village in Dorset. Book your place today!

The Homestay Course offers a total immersion experience with a package of lessons designed for you and presented to you on arrival. You will be speaking English all day with your hosts and in lessons.

Double the practice – Twice the fun – Come back speaking like a native speaker!

Durdle Door in Dorset

The Place

Homestay Courses are in Dorset, a county in South-West England, one of the most beautiful areas in the UK.

Jenny and Steve at Many Sparrows

The Lessons

Jenny and Steve welcome you to their home for your own personalised English tuition. One-to-one lessons on the course of your choice.

Hyde Farm Barn in Walditch

The Stay

Stay with your hosts in the village where you are given a warm welcome as part of the family. Accommodation with breakfast and evening meal gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the language!

A big welcome from Jenny and Steve

A big welcome!

Our Homestay courses offer you a unique opportunity to stay and learn in an area of outstanding natural beauty near the beautiful coastline of the Jurassic coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You will experience real English village life with thatched cottages, pretty churches, breath-taking views and of course be totally immersed in the English language. This is far away from the big crowds and packed Summer Language schools of the city. Jenny’s village is peaceful and yet only 10 minutes walk from the bustling town of Bridport with its shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants and music venues. This is for you to live as part of a community. Whether you come alone or with your partner or family, you can be sure of a personal welcome.

To find out more about what there is to do in the area:

Jenny and your hosts will be happy to recommend great places to visit and suggest the beaches, walks and places of interest. You are free to explore in the afternoon so a car hire for your trip is essential.

Booking your own Accommodation

If you prefer you can always book a tuition only course. Here are some suggestions for places to stay
Three cottages in the village of Walditch available through…

Bed and Breakfast / Private Rooms / Cottages and Guesthouses available close to Walditch or Bridport through…

Homestay Course Details

Courses are designed for adult learners of English at Beginner to Advanced Level.

Courses can be booked for one week and run from Saturday to Saturday.

Classes run from Monday to Friday in the morning.

Course Price includes tuition and accommodation with breakfast and evening meal taken with your hosts for 2 evenings and with your teacher for 5 evenings.

Travel to and from the Course Centre (Walditch) is not included in the price and is the responsibility of the student. (See below for recommendations)

Book either:

  • Immersion Course (accommodation and tuition) Single: £875
  • Immersion Course (accommodation and tuition) Double (2 sharing): £1,125
  • or Tuition only: £350

Immersion Course (accommodation and tuition)

Available June / July / August / September

7 days


  • 2 hours each weekday morning
  • Course books and materials included
  • Afternoon free
  • Single rate accommodation with breakfast and all evening meals

Accommodation Options

Single rate accommodation with breakfast and all evening meals – £875

2 sharing a room with breakfast and all evening meals – £1,125

Book now:

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25% deposit required. Remaining payment on arrival.

Tuition only course – £350

Available June / July / August / September

7 days


  • 2 hours each weekday morning
  • Course books and materials included
  • Afternoon free

Book now:

Click here to book

25% deposit required. Remaining payment on arrival.

Guest Room 1

Host Family Guest Room

Guest bathroom 1

Host Family En suite Bathroom

Enjoy your breakfast in the family home

Enjoy your breakfast in the family home

Guest Room 2

Host Couple Guest Room

Guest bathroom 2

Host Couple En suite Bathroom

Window view from Guest Room 2

Window view from Host Couple Guest Room

Our Guest Accommodation in Walditch

Accommodation is of a high standard and is personally checked by us with all host families or couples offering a room with private bathroom, breakfast and an evening meal with the family/couple on 2 of your evenings.

About your host family

Ross and Sarah and the children would like to welcome you into their home. They are used to hosting students from abroad and offer a comfortable double room with en-suite private bathroom. It is quiet and has space to study. They live in the same village as Jenny just a short walk away.

They have 2 cats as part of the family and chickens in the garden. The house is a 10-minute walk from town but peaceful and in the countryside.

About your host couple

Judy and Mark offer a warm welcome in to their beautiful farmhouse in the village of Walditch. They offer a quiet and comfortable double room with en-suite bathroom and a desk for study and breakfast around the farmhouse table. The house is in the same location as Ross and Sarah’s family – a short stroll into the town of Bridport or to Jenny’s house for your morning lessons!

How to reach us

Do contact Jenny with any questions about your stay. She is happy to email or chat on the phone or Skype to answer any questions.

Many Sparrows
Walditch Road
Tel: +44 0308 456059
Skype: jenny.field77

Travel Recommendations: Flight and Car Hire

Nearest Airports / Distance by car

  • Bournemouth: 1 hour
  • Exeter: 1 hour
  • Bristol: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • London Airports

    • Heathrow: 2 hours 30 minutes
    • Gatwick: 3 hours
    • Stanstead: 3 hours 20 minutes

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