Meet the Team behind Mountlands Language School
In my previous life, I worked for 10 years in Marketing for major blue chip companies, including Boots, Mars and Cussons, both in England and abroad. This knowledge of different cultures and international markets has helped me to grow Mountlands and attract new students from all over the world.
Having worked for 15 years in the customer services industry, everyone I work with knows I have extremely high standards when it comes to student welfare. It is my goal to make sure that every student that passes through our doors leaves having had a fantastic experience with us. Our glowing feedback from students, agents and host families alike tells me that all our hard work is worth it!
Director of Studies
RSA Dip Tefl, Cert. Ed
After a 3 year teaching training course at Rolle College, Exmouth, I taught in the modern languages department of Exmouth Secondary School for 4 years. After that I moved to France and taught English for the Chamber of Commerce in Colmar. As well as teaching young learners and adults, there I was also president of the English Association of Colmar for one year. In my spare time I played in professional jazz and folk bands. On my return to Britain, I studied at Edinburgh university and gained my RSA diploma in English teaching. Since then I have taught full-time in British Council accredited schools in Devon and have acquired experience in a range of teaching enviroments. I enjoy keeping up with modern innovations in English and working with Mountlands' enthusiastic team of teachers is a great pleasure.
Teaching Certificate (French & English), German Diploma, Trinity College Level 4 Certificate in TESOL
Working at Mountlands enables me to be part of a close-knit,professional and supportive team and I enjoy liaising with Ella and Deborah to ensure the students' educational needs are met. I enjoy delivering imaginative and specially-tailored lessons to students with varying levels of proficiency in English. career teaching Modern Foreign Languages to British students, I often thought that it would be interesting to become a TESOL teacher, particularly as I've lived abroad and have always enjoyed meeting and communicating with people from a variety of cultures. In 2005 I gained my Certificate in TESOL and have subsequently enjoyed the challenges this type of teaching offers, working with both young people and adults.
Trinity College London level 4 Certificate in TESOL
I have always had an interest in teaching and languages, so when I retired I trained to be a TEFL teacher and haven't looked back! I enjoy meeting and working with students from different countries and try to keep lessons relaxed and as informal as possible.The Communicative Language teaching approach gives both students and teacher plenty of scope to introduce fun and creativity into the lessons and I enjoy the challenge of coming up with new ideas for lessons.
TeacherRSA Cert. Tefl
I have been teaching for many year now, and enjoy meeting students from all over the world. I like to travel in between seasons, and if the students are lucky, I might get my guitar out and give them a song!
International House, London 1984. R.S.A
I have been teaching English in the UK, Europe, the Indian subcontinent and the Far East for over 20 years and enjoy working with students from all over the world, celebrating their diversities as well as their common interests.
As part of a strong supportive team at Mountlands, I enjoy working to complement my colleagues and try to make sure all our students enjoy their lessons with us in our unique, relaxed but stimulating atmosphere.
After working with younger students at the local college, I became interested in getting involved with schools
Working for Mountlands has enabled me to be part of a great team and help support the students, ensuring they have everything they need during their time here. in the area. I have been part of several charity events and know what it takes to work behind the scenes and organise effectively. In addition to this job, I am studying for a degree at Exeter University. After I finish my University course, I hope to pursue a career in events management.
If you need anything, come and find me in the office, and I will be sure to help you out!
After leaving college, getting a job at Mountlands was a perfect opportunity as my first real step in the world of work. With 5 younger siblings, I'm pretty experienced at wrangling children!
Working for Mountlands is a very rewarding experience as the job is continually challenging me to improve and learn more about the field we are in. I hope to teach English as a foreign language in the future, so working with our great team has been exceedingly helpful.
Although I'm still learning, if you ever need any assistance you can come down to the office and I'll give you a hand!
Worked for many years in City of London as PA. Moved to Devon in 1997 and have worked in student welfare and hosting since 2005. I enjoy meeting people from different backgrounds and cultures and in my capacity as Accommodations/Welfare office will ensure that your stay with us is as safe, enriching and fulfilling as possible.