The Learn English 1-2-1 programme is run by the same successful team who have built the hugely successful English Language Homestays in the UK over the last 25 years. English 1-2-1 is focussed on our one to one teaching programmes in the UK (England and Scotland), France and South Africa. Building on the success of English Language Homestays, this focussed approach enables us to offer more bespoke and tailored courses for learning in a tutors home (English language homestays). We have a big panel of homestay English teachers and tutors covering all levels of English from beginner and conversational English to professional and aviation English.
Managing Director of English Language Homestays
Jackie Verrall is the Managing Director of English Language Homestays with overall responsibility for all aspects of the business, including its strategic day-to-day running. Jackie – who has 30 years’ experience and excellent business contacts – is based at ELH’s Shoreham-by-Sea HQ and prides herself on a hands-on, professional and personal approach.
Dec Mooney is the Company Secretary and is also a Director of English Language Homestays. He looks after all the financial and legal aspects of the company. Dec also arranges any transportation requests from agents and students.
Lindsay Midali is our Homestay Manager, looking after our 1-2-1 Tutors and Agents throughout the UK and South Africa, as well as being in charge of our Teachers for our English Programmes run throughout the year. Naturally, she is also a TEFL teacher and speaks fluent Italian. If you are an Italian Agent, Lindsay will be your point of contact. However, should you also be interested in any of the Programmes that we offer throughout the year, do contact her for further information. She knows all our Tutors very well and can pinpoint the exact Tutor/Student match that will make your stay a success. So if you want to experience some of the Dolce Vita Good Life in the UK, be sure to have a chat with Lindsay. Ciao a Tutti
Summer School Co-Ordinator
Aleks Ptasinska is based in the UK but has strong links with the East European and Russian Market. As she was born in Poland and travelled extensively in the Baltic Countries, she knows exactly what those clients expect with regards to education, lessons and accommodation. She is also a strong Fund raiser for our Townships and always gets involved in any projects they have been happening throughout the year.
Short Stay Manager
Sacha Stone is our Short Stay Manager and looks after our five Centres around Brighton as well as coordinating our other UK Centres in Cornwall; Northampton; Edinburgh and Kent. Sacha also works as an activity leader at our Summer School and often attends the Roller Discos in the afternoon.
As well as that, she is the Liaison Officer for our Shoreham Town coaches and enjoys rescuing Pole Cats and Ferrets, which she often brings into the class for a “ Get to know a Pet Day!”
Dorothy Harley is our Local Co-Ordinator (South Afirca) for our Cape Town English Language Centre. Dorothy welcomes students at the airport and answer any questions or worries they have on arrival. She is also the immediate contact should students need assistance whilst in The Cape Town area.
High School Manager
Tarnya is our High School Manager and is responsible for placing all of the students in South African Schools.She communicates directly with Agents; Schools and Host families in The Cape. She is happy to allay any worries or fears about this big step for young students and can answer all of your questions. Tarnya is very good at matching the right student with the right school. So if you are sporty she will place you with one particular school and if you like a less rushed pace of life, then she will choose a school and family that mirrors just that!
Tarnya is assisted by our South African Co-Ordinators who regularly visit the Host Families and the High Schools, so your students are never alone!
English Language Homestays, Aviator House, 32a High Street, Brighton, Shoreham by sea BN43 5DA. +44 1273 595900.
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