Communication with UK HQ colleagues and clients a conundrum? What better corporate adventure than improving your English skills through a fully immersive homestay programme?

So, why are homestays a surefire choice for multinational businesses wanting to boost overseas and UK HQ relations?

Why Choose a Homestay?

What are the unbeatable benefits of a homestay experience?

  • Get totally immersed – Living temporarily with an English-speaking family means soaking in the language and British culture firsthand 24/7, from teatime traditions to local slang.
  • Learn faster IRL – Homestay programmes typically include 30 hours of intensive lessons spread over two weeks, combined with practicing your English in real-life situations every day.
  • Mix business and pleasure – Host families are friendly, patient, and experienced, offering a supportive and homely environment while you learn.

AstraZeneca’s UK head office is in Cheshire. Their location makes Manchester the ideal destination for their European colleagues to enjoy happy and highly productive homestays.

Take Advantage of All Manchester Offers to Homestay Visitors

If you need any convincing why Manchester is the perfect place for homestay, here’s just a few good reasons:

  • Home to two top Premiership football clubs
  • Fantastic shopping destinations
  • Killer nightlife
  • Historic buildings and breathtaking natural landscapes.
  • Easy access to nearby cities like Liverpool and Chester, plus the world-famous Lake District and North Wales

How did it pan out for AstraZeneca’s European counterparts?

AstraZeneca’s Success with la Academia

La Academia in Cheadle recently partnered with AstraZeneca to teach English to their European staff. These professionals stayed with local families in Macclesfield, enjoying a blend of English lessons at AstraZeneca’s offices and cultural immersion at their host homes.

One of AstraZeneca’s co-ordinators contacted their teacher afterwards, saying:

“Hope you are well?
You will find attached some photos from our session at AstraZeneca. Another big thank you for this week of classes; you really managed to motivate us. You are an excellent teacher.
We will keep great memories of you.”

This heartfelt message highlights the positive impact of a leading homestay programme, enhancing language skills while also creating lasting memories and connections.


At la Academia, you’re not just learning a language, you’re living it when you sign up to a homestay programme. Intrigued? Get in touch with your questions, and be inspired to take a leap into the world of English homestays in Manchester.