The workplace has become very congested and competition is high for all jobs, regardless of what it entails. This obviously means that if you want to get a really good job with opportunities and a decent salary, you absolutely must put yourself ahead of the competition in terms of skills. Many individuals now realise that a second language, mainly English, is vital due to the Worldwide Web and advancing technology. The majority of important jobs will now require you to communicate with people from all over the globe. People who want to advance in life and have successful careers will often have to leave their own countries due to economic difficulties. This is another reason why having English as a second language is so important.
Many foreign students and professionals now realise that it makes sense to move to the UK, London in particular, and study the English language. Many people who take this option up choose to stay with homestay family’s because they offer the right accommodation at the right price. A homestay family will welcome you into their world, help you to find your feet in the UK and learn English.
It can be quite daunting moving to a new country, especially if you are on your own. If you book accommodation where you will be on your own, you could very easily become isolated. Of course, you will be able to socialise with fellow students who are on your course, but they could be located in accommodation that is miles from you. With a host family you will be looked after by people who have your best interests at heart and who will want you to experience British life and culture.
Because your host family will speak English, you will pick the language up much quicker. They will have their own unique way of speaking, their own sense of humour, and they will use slang words. This will help you massively because they will almost always speak quite quickly (British people generally do). This may be quite difficult at first, but it will in the end help you enormously.
If you are moving to a foreign country to learn their language, it makes total sense to jump in at the deep end. You will learn the language more quickly. If you move to a foreign country and you isolate yourself, you won’t learn the language as well and you won’t experience their culture or traditions. If you’re sociable and you want to discover as much as possible about the country in which you’re staying, a homestay family will help you achieve this. If you choose a different option, such as a student flat, you will still learn English because of the course you’re placed on, but you definitely won’t achieve as much as you could.
Homestay accommodation doesn’t have to permanent either. You can use this option until you feel confident to find your own place. Your homestay family should assist you with this.
Whatever you decide to do, homestay accommodation is a great option to have if you are looking at moving to the UK to study English. You will meet wonderful people, you will learn lots about British culture, you will have memorable experiences and you will make great steps in mastering the English language.