Preston Academy of English welcomes students from across the world. Whilst studying with us, students can choose to stay with carefully selected local host families in order to fully experience a new culture and immersion into the English language.

All accommodation is thoroughly inspected by PAE, so students can be assured of comfortable, welcoming accommodation with families who will make them feel at home and practise their English in an informal environment.

Both students and hosts derive great benefit from the hosting experience. Students benefit enormously from chatting in English in a relaxed, natural situation, practising the English they have learnt in class.

Preston Academy of English provides; a dedicated welfare manager offering 24 hour customer care service, safe guarding and exhaustive safety checks.
To achieve the best student experience, Preston Academy of English works very closely with StudentXpress who have an excellent reputation of providing accommodation for many years.

StudentXpress makes the following checks for our homestay accommodation:

  • Host families are carefully selected meeting UK safeguarding requirements.
  • Hosts are friendly, welcoming, and English-speaking.
  • Accommodation is clean and comfortable.

Homestay families provide

  • Fully furnished bedrooms with furniture suitable for studying
  • Single rooms
  • Weekly laundry, clean towels and bedding provided
  • Breakfast and dinner are provided daily
  • Breakfast,dinner and lunch are provided at weekends

StudentXpress aim to match student requirements as closely as possible with a suitable host.

Students will not be placed in the same homestay as others of the same mother-tongue unless previously notified.
English is always the main language spoken in the home.

Information about your homestay will be sent to you before you arrive.


  • Homestays are in areas all around Preston.
  • You may need to catch a bus to school.
  • All of our homestay families are within 25 minutes journey by walking or bus to the Academy.


Type Description Price per week up to 26 weeks Price per week 26+ weeks
Homestay Single room with breakfast and evening meals on weekdays. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the weekend. £155 £150
Accommodation Booking Fee £50


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