Where can I stay when I study English at LanguageUK?
When you enrol for a course with LanguageUK, your accommodation is vitally important. This is why we provide you with excellent options, whether you are here for just a week or a year.
We know that an important part of your stay is to be in comfortable and friendly accommodation. We want you to be happy where you are living, so that you can study well and enjoy being here. You can choose a homestay with us or you can contact one of our apartment owners to arrange a holiday let. If you have any problems or questions at any stage of the process, we will be happy to listen and try to help.
Homestay in Broadstairs
This is the most popular choice for students coming to study at LanguageUK. Students will have the opportunity to stay with local, friendly people in Broadstairs. As we are a small school we personally arrange the homestay accommodation, ensuring our students feel very comfortable and welcome. We believe a homestay really helps you to study English effectively here in England, allowing you to practice your English after school as well as learn more about English life. It is also a great way to make new, lasting friendships.
Quite a lot of our homestays host more than one student at the same time, but no more than 4 students.
Usually students share the bathroom with the hosts. Some homes have rooms with private use of a bathroom (called Premier Homestay)
Almost all homestay accommodation is in single or double rooms but we can provide twin rooms for people booking together.
When you enrol, we will ask you to tell us the things that are important for you.
All Homestay hosts:
- provide a private, comfortable bedroom
- provide half-board (two meals per day, breakfast and dinner)
- are up to a 25 walk away from the school (please note, in June and July we sometimes have to house students a short bus ride away)
- are carefully selected for their friendliness and are revisited every year
- are DBS checked for taking under 18’s
- will not have 2 students with the same native language, unless requested (over 18’s only)
- provide space for your clothes
- provide a place to study
- provide you with appropriate washing facilities and bathroom access
- clean your room and change towels and bed linen on a weekly basis
- do some of your laundry or allow you to use their laundry facilities
- offer free WiFi internet access
- eat with you in the evenings and encourage you to speak English
- are interested in looking after students of all ages and nationalities
We try to place students in suitable accommodation and to find the right host for everyone. Please note that smoking is not allowed in the house and many British people have pets, especially cats and dogs. You may have to adapt to a different way of life when you are living here in the UK. Our host families come from many different backgrounds and may be a couple or a single adult with or without children. Most importantly, they offer a genuine, warm welcome and a clean, comfortable home.
Before you arrive in England you receive a profile of the homestay host that you are going to stay with. We also give the host some information about you. We ask you to contact your host and tell them your approximate arrival time in Broadstairs so that they can be home to welcome you. They will help you to settle in and explain the best way to come to school on your first day.
Your accommodation is booked from either ~Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday. Please note any late arrivals past 10.30pm are charged a supplementary fee of £20.
If you decide to take a holiday during your course, you may be charged a room retainer fee or asked to change to different accommodation on your return. Please ask the school for details before booking your holiday.
|DESCRIPTION||PRICE PER WEEK|
|STANDARD HOMESTAY||Single or double room with breakfast and evening meals 7 days per week and shared bathroom.||
|PREMIER HOMESTAY||Single or double room with breakfast and evening meals 7 days per week and private use of bathroom.||
|EXCUTIVE HOMESTAY||Double room with breakfast and evening meals 7 days per week and ensuite bathroom.||
|SELF-CATERING HOMESTAY||Single or double room with full use of kitchen facilities and shared or private use of bathroom.||
|HOMESTAY SPECIAL DIET||We charge a supplementary fee per week for the following halal, kosher, vegan, gluten free and lactose intolerant.||
£25 per week
|LATE ARRIVAL||We charge a supplementary fee for late arrival any time after 10.30pm
*Please note we cannot guarantee Premier and Executive Homestays in the summer months.
Guesthouses and Hotels
We work with a small range of Bed and Breakfast establishments and Hotels situated just a few minutes’ walk from the seafront. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated and furnished to a good standard of comfort. All rooms are fully en-suite, with tea & coffee making facilities, colour TV and central heating.
The Albion Hotel, for example, offers stunning views of Viking Bay and is within a short walk of excellent bars and traditional pubs, as well as a local cinema.
Copperfields Guest House is a charming vegetarian Bed and Breakfast located in the centre of Broadstairs.
Self-catering houses, apartments and studios
For individual students or families looking for apartments or holiday lets, we can make some recommendations (see below) of owners who can help you. It is nice for you to choose where you want to stay. On all the links below you will be able to look at photos, maps with location of property and exact price. If you find a property you like and you’d like to consult with us, please do not hesitate to send us the property code and we will happily advise.
Most properties come with the following:
- Bedroom (2) and bathroom
- Living area and kitchen
- All furniture, kitchen utensils and utilities
- Bed linen
- TV and Free WiFi
The cost depends on the size of property, time of year and exact location. Please look at the following sites for more information.
We work very closely with the following:
- Annette at The Merriland Apartments and Flats
- Phil at The Fisherman’s Cottages (Unique 17th and 18th century fishermen’s cottages which are 4 star award winning)
- Sue at Beeches Holiday Lets
Other suggested sites:
*Please note that Broadstairs is very busy in the summer months so booking must be made in advance, and a deposit is always required.