The Team

We will update this page regularly as people join our team for the 2020 season. You can also keep up to date through our Facebook page.

Christopher Hills

Chris, Director / Centre Manager / Designated Safeguarding Lead

I have been organising English language trips to England for young people since 1978 and I wouldn't want to do anything else! I am the Centre Manager in Weymouth and I look forward to meeting all the students and working together with our great team there.

Kate, Planning and Organisation

I was an English teacher for about 10 years and then took over the marketing and organisation of language trips to England. I advise students and parents and answer all their questions before they book, then I love meeting the students in Weymouth and helping them there. I like learning about other cultures, travelling and boating.

Vladka, Director of Studies

Hello, my name is Vladka. I have been an English language teacher for over twenty years, have taught mostly in the Czech Republic but also on holiday courses in England, Lithuania and Italy. I like reading, travelling, visiting art exhibitions or walking in the countryside. I love sunshine and the sea and my favourite food is fish and chips - I hope to enjoy it all in Weymouth! An English teacher for WEC in 2007 and 2008, I am now excited to be joining the WEC team in a new role and am really looking forward to meeting all the students in Weymouth this summer!

Hajnalka, Activities Team Leader

I'm a life and business coach, and I'm a lecturer at a college. This will be my first summer with Weymouth English Centre, and I will be responsible for the coordination of activity leaders. I have genuine green fingers, I like fixing things and doing DIY and I love birds - though I have to admit that sometimes I still have to look up their English names. I hope this summer will be remarkable for all the students and the teachers and I will do my best that everything should go smoothly.

Jennie, Accommodation Officer

In Weymouth and Portland I have been arranging student accommodation in local families for over 20 years. I love the variety and challenge of working with people from all around the world. I enjoy matching young people to local families and consider it a privilege to be a part of the friendships that develop from these placements. I love reading, nature and the arts – and travelling, of course!

Andrew, Teacher & Activity Leader

My name is Andrew and I have been an EFL teacher for almost 20 years - this will be my sixth year at WEC. In my free time I like watching films, playing poker, working on my computer, martial arts, and I have a great interest in financial markets and related subjects.

Hannah, Teacher & Activity Leader

Hello, I'm Hannah. I am delighted to be part of the brilliant team and to return to Weymouth and its beautiful countryside this year. I have taught in several countries in Asia and I am currently living in the south of Spain. When I am not teaching, I am outside, where I usually fill my time with climbing adventures in the hills and mountains. I also love live music, making things and learning about the world and different cultures. I am looking forward to meeting you all soon!

Juliet, Teacher & Activity Leader

I've been teaching English for nearly 10 years in Spain and England, and this will be my sixth year with WEC. Weymouth is a fantastic location. I am from Dorset, so coming home during the summer to do what I love with a great group of teachers and students is a privilege. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, reading and hiking around the Spanish countryside.

Rebecca, Activity Leader

Hi, I’m Rebecca. I have lived in Weymouth since I was seven years old and I think it is a beautiful and thriving seaside town. I am currently in my last year of sixth form and in September I am hoping to go to university to study Pharmacy. As well as going to school I love dancing, singing and travelling to other countries. I am really excited to be an activity leader for the Weymouth English Centre and I am looking forward to a fantastic summer!

Caragh, Activity Leader

Hi, I'm Caragh and this is my second year at Weymouth English Centre. I've just finished my second year doing Sports Science at Bangor University in Wales and I'm very excited to spend the summer with all of you! I love the outdoors and being active as well as travelling and experiencing other cultures and meeting new people. I look forward to getting to know you and I think it'll be an amazing summer.

Nicola, Teacher

Hello, my name is Nicola. I have been teaching English since 2011 and have taught in Austria, USA and in the UK. I currently live in California but I am originally from Weymouth, so I was super excited at the prospect of teaching at WEC, this will be my third year teaching here. When I am not teaching, I love being outdoors either cycling or hiking and discovering new and beautiful places in this world. I love my job as it allows me to meet different cultures with multiple languages. I look forward to meeting you all soon.

Elena, Activity Leader

Hi everyone, I am Elena and I am 18. I am from Italy. I was in Weymouth as a student last year and I am going to be an activity leader this year. I love dancing, singing, acting, playing the guitar and studying foreign languages. I am looking forward to coming to Weymouth and hope it is going to be even better and more exciting than last year.

Jason, Activity Leader

Hi everyone, my name is Jason and this will be my first time working at Weymouth English Centre. I finished secondary school last year and decided to take a break to see the world a little. I've been travelling through Europe working in hostels as I go and love to meet as many good people as I can on the way. I'm now so excited to meet you all. I love any high intensity outdoor sport particularly if it's done in the ocean so it should be a great summer.

Abbie, Activity Leader

Hiya everyone, my name is Abbie and this is going to be my first time working at the Weymouth English Centre. I have just finished my final year at Bucks New University studying Dance and Fitness and I look forward to spending my summer working with you all in Weymouth! In my spare time I love to travel to different places and experience different cultures. I also practise yoga in my spare time as well as I love to participate in fitness activities. I look forward to spending the summer with you all.

Nerys, Teacher & Activity Leader

I have over twenty years' experience of teaching English to children and adults in the Uk, Greece and Germany. In my free time I enjoy walking in the countryside, skiing and travelling with my family. It's always a pleasure to meet and teach students from other countries and I'm really looking forward to seeing you all in Weymouth this summer.

Fanny, Teacher & Activity Leader

My name is Fanny France. I have been an EFL teacher for 6 years and I have taught in Belgium, South Korea and Spain. I love living in different countries, experiencing new cultures and making friends from all over the world. I am very excited to join the WCE team and meet all of you this summer. I am passionate about teaching, but I also love acting, watching films, sightseeing or being outdoors in my free time. I am looking forward to making your summer in Weymouth an unforgettable experience.

Claudia, Teacher & Activity Leader

My name is Claudia and I have been working as a teacher for over 10 years. I have a Master in Applied Linguistics-Tefl. Currently I teach English and German. This will be my second summer with WEC and I am really looking forward to it. In my free time I enjoy travelling, learning languages and swimming.

Monika, Teacher & Activity Leader

I have been an EFL teacher for 20 years teaching students from all over the world in the UK, Ireland, Poland and Nepal. Having lived for a couple years in the USA and recently in Australia I find the varieties of English fascinating and I teach my students practical language skills.I love arts, quantum physics, poetry and theatre, green tea, hiking in the mountains and walks by the seaside. I am passionate about communication psychology, healthy food and environment protection.I am excited to be on the WEC team this summer on the picturesque Dorset coast and look forward to meeting you here!

Agnieszka, Teacher & Activity Leader

Hi, I’m Agnieszka and this is my second time at Weymouth English Centre. I have been teaching English for about 19 years now and I would not change it for the world. In my free time I like playing the guitar or drums, listening to music, watching films, reading and cooking. I also love meeting new people and getting to know different cultures. I look forward to spending part of the summer in Weymouth again and meeting you all!

Molly, Activity Leader

Hello, my name is Molly and I grew up in Weymouth. I spent the last four years living in Nottingham and London working towards a fashion design degree. I am a creative person who is enthusiastic, positive and enjoys outdoor activity. I am looking forward to working with Weymouth English Centre this summer.

Ella, Teacher & Activity Leader

My name is Ella, I am new to Weymouth English Centre having just graduated from the University of Warwick. I have experience teaching English in Germany and tutor in French and German in the UK, come September I will be teaching English at the University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour. I love the beach, travelling, and learning languages. I look forward to meeting you!

"Friendly, professional staff. It was great to spend lessons and activities with them."

Alexander, Russia

"All of them were fantastic, they were nice and friendly. They knew how to help you every time and they have taken care of me."

Beatrice, Italy

"All of them were really lovely and they look after us. The teachers also teach well and understanding."

Laura, Spain

"I want to thank you very much for organising my daughter's stay in Weymouth so conscientiously.
She had an absolutely fabulous time. When she came back, she told us that she felt well taken care of. Everybody involved was very considerate, helpful, warm-hearted and very friendly.
She felt very much at home at her host family's place, Ben and Lauren were very welcoming and interested in socialising and talking to her.
The teachers, the staff, the activity leaders and the leaders who picked her up from and took her to the airport were all very, very friendly and helpful.
We can wholeheartedly and completely recommend Weymouth English Language School to all our friends and acquaintances and I hope it will be possible for Caroline's little brother to come to Weymouth next summer."

Parent, Germany

"They are very kind and heart-warming. They are good at jobs and took care of us carefully."

Yeling, China

"Teachers and leaders are really very nice and kind people."

Suren, Russia