Host for LAL Torbay

Why not host an international student this summer?

For over 30 years we have been working with host families to offer comfortable accommodation, a warm welcome, and a taste of the British way of life to international language students. It can be a fantastic experience for both students and families, as well as being a great way to earn a little extra money from your spare room.

LAL runs excellent English language courses that are accredited by the British Council.  We are currently looking for Host Families to host international students for our school in Torbay. LAL Torbay opened in 1984 and is now one of the most successful language schools in Torbay. We can teach up to 800 students at a time, both adults and children, at our school in Paignton. Our busiest times are Easter and the summer.

Six reasons to host with us

A rewarding experience

You’ll meet students from all over the world.

A quality school

We use trained teachers and are accredited by the British Council.

£25 bonus when you recommend a friend

If you recommend a friend and you both host for us.

Great rates of pay

Prompt weekly payments & income from hosting is often tax-free.

Students are kept entertained

We offer a fun and exciting activity programme for our students.

We support you round the clock

Our staff are on hand 24 hours a day.

What do hosts need to provide?

  • Bed, breakfast and an evening meal every day.
  • A friendly household where students can speak English and be ‘part of the family’.
  • A suitable bedroom, study space and access to a bathroom.
  • A CRB/DBS check from the head of the household.

How do households become hosts?

  • You can apply online using the link below.
  • Or you can download an application form and send it to us by post.
  • We’ll visit to explain hosting and make sure that it’s right for you and your home.
  • We will write to you to tell you whether we have been able to accept your application.
My children loved having company and learning about different cultures. We enjoyed the exchange and learned a lot from each other. Nicoline Kilburn-Leach